IMHR was established in 2012 as a campus-wide unit committed to promoting interdisciplinary research, training, policy, and community partnerships to improve the health of vulnerable minority populations living locally, nationally, and internationally.
Our research goals are broad and ambitious, as are the needs and hopes of our patients. We aim to advance treatment now, and health in the future, by pursuing both fundamental insights and their application to the practice of medicine. Investigators across the College of Medicine are doing cutting-edge research in clinical medicine, in basic biomedical science, and in the translation of basic findings into clinical practice and societal health. Focus areas include cancer, women’s health, neurosciences, cardiac and vascular medicine, infectious disease, and obesity and diabetes. http://www.medicine.uic.edu/research http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/research
The Global Health Research Collaborative is a College of Medicine Dean’s office initiative aimed at building a community of global health researchers at UIC. The GHRC initiative is co-chaired by Dr. Geri Donenberg, PhD, Dr Stacie Geller, PhD and Dr Stevan Weine, MD and has a core advisory council comprised of Drs. Donna Baptiste, PhD, Geri Donenberg, PhD, Janet Lin, MD, MPH and Karen Peters, DrPH. The collaborative was formed in 2008 to strengthen and expand opportunities for innovative multidisciplinary global health research at University of Illinois College of Medicine. http://www.medicine.uic.edu/ghrc
The UIC Department of Family Medicine Global Community Health Track is a unique opportunity for resident physicians in training to expand their perspective on disparity. We take an in-depth look, through a longitudinal track spanning the second and third years, at issues surrounding community health and, specifically, health disparities. http://sites.google.com/site/globalcommunityhealth/
CRWG promotes collaborative, multidisciplinary research related to women and gender, with an emphasis on work, health and culture. In addition to research conducted within the university community, the Center collaborates with a range of other Chicago organizations to assist them in developing their evaluation and research programs. https://crwg.uic.edu/