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Celebration Of Diversity & Leadership In Medicine Wednesday, April 1st

zzz CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY & LEADERSHIP IN MEDICINE1On Wednesday, April 1, at 6:00 p.m., the Urban Health Program at The University of Illinois, College of Medicine, in Peoria, will celebrate excellence in leadership, mentorship, scholarship and the distinguished service of graduates, current students, staff, faculty and alumni from the College of Medicine community. This year’s keynote speaker is Pierre M. Johnson, MD, a 2008 College of Medicine Graduate of UIC at Peoria.

CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY & LEADERSHIP IN MEDICINE3  The mission of the Urban Health Program (UHP) is to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students, specifically African-Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, for the health professions.  UHP seeks to expand educational and research opportunities for these populations, with the goals of eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity. With a proven track record of developing leaders who will advance health equity, at all four CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY & LEADERSHIP IN MEDICINE2sites of the University of Illinois, UHP offers a variety of programs and support services for African-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos/as, and others from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since its inception in 1969, UHP has assisted more than 2,000 students in gaining admission to, and graduating from, the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine. 

In Peoria, this service is administered by Lorene King, Assistant Director of Student Development.

For more information, contact her at 495-8160, or ljking@uic.edu.