From the Desk of the Executive Director

Dr. Jamila Rashid

As a proud alumnus of UHP and the Health Professions Pipeline,  I have the pleasure of returning to UIC to serve as the Executive Director, after an exciting successful eighteen years in the federal government.  As a product of UHP, I have firsthand experience in how this landmark program can change one’s life course for the better, especially for students from traditionally underserved communities. UIC’s staff and faculty played an integral role in my success, both in attaining my MPH and PhD, and in my extensive federal career, and now my journey back to UIC as its Executive Director of the Urban Health Program.  I feel honored to be in a position to do the same for our students.