The Center for Global Health
Global health plays an increasingly crucial role in global security and the security of the U.S. population. Global health has emerged as a new topic area and national health objective.
As the largest and one of the most diverse medical schools in the United States, UIC has taken a leadership role in addressing global health issues. The mission of the new center will be to improve the health of populations around the world by training the next generation of global health leaders; by conducting collaborative, trans-disciplinary research that addresses critical global health threats; and by building the capacity of the University and its global health partners to respond to the complex health issues that challenge all.
Goals and Objectives
The Center for Global Health will:
- Provide a means for health sciences faculty and research professionals with interests in global health to collaborate on new research opportunities and proposals
- Educate and train the next generation of global health leaders
- Reach across all departments, centers, colleges and schools to build collaborations within the university and abroad
- Integrate and coordinate global health education and faculty research initiatives within the health sciences colleges
- Provide a global health clearinghouse of opportunities abroad for health sciences students. We will establish a database and monitoring system to track current and ongoing expertise and activities for all university faculty participating in global health initiatives in clinical, education and research
- Develop international global health partnerships
- Develop new revenue streams that will help support the growth of the center.
In Chicago, the Center is known as the premier site at which to be educated as a global health leader.