Urban Health Program

Departments and Programs

Urban Health Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Health Program (UHP) is to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students, specifically African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, into the health professions. The UHP seeks to expand educational and research opportunities for these populations, at all academic levels (including pre-college students), in order to develop underrepresented racial/ethnic minority health care professionals, faculty and researchers with the goals of eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity.

Laura Hamilton is the Assistant Director for Student Development in the Urban Health Program.

Provided Services

  • Academic Support
  • Academic Coaching
  • Academic Resource Library/ Study Space
  • Workshops
  • Community Engagement
  • Health Disparities Committee with staple programs as the Medical Spanish and Celebrating Diversity in Medicine event (formally Blacks and Latinos)
  • Advising LMSA and SNMA
  • Community Development
  • Social Programming


Laura Hamilton
253 Medical Sciences Building

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