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This is a website where Black/African Descent students, faculty, staff and alumni can come to learn about resources at UIC specifically targeted to meet their needs. Although UIC has a plethora of resources, finding them can be a challenge.  This website aims to eliminate that challenge by creating a ‘one stop shop’ with links to dedicated resources, highlights of Black Excellence, upcoming events and more.

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Check out our latest podcast featuring UIC Alum, Miriam Mobley Smith.

Mobley Smith is interim dean at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. Previously she served as an evaluation consultant for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and held multiple teaching and administrative roles at Northeastern University, Chicago State University and the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy.

Mobley Smith has delivered over 300 invited presentations and has received numerous local and national awards, including the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists’ Pharmacist of the Year award in 2005 and the National Pharmaceutical Association’s 2012 Chauncey I. Cooper and 2004 James N. Tyson Awards. In 2022, Mobley Smith received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Board of Directors Distinguished Leadership Award

She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a PharmD from the University of Illinois Chicago. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, a fellowship in primary health care policy from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a research certificate from Harvard University in measurement, design and analysis methods for health outcomes research.

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Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Blacks Heading link

The Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks (CCSB) is an advisory body dedicated to promoting the academic, professional, cultural and social welfare of the Black community as well as providing leadership on the history, needs and resources of said population at the University of Illinois at Chicago. To do this, the various subcommittees of the CCSB focus on a variety of facets of UIC life such as representation, climate, policies, services, and practices that affect Black faculty, staff and students. The CCSB makes recommendations to the chancellor addressing these issues as well as developing, initiating and managing programs that further address the comprehensive concerns of the Black community. The CCSB is enthusiastic about working collaboratively with diverse communities on campus and building relationships with off-campus Black community organizations in order to help develop and maintain a supportive environment for all members of the university’s diverse population.

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African American Advisory Council Heading link

The UIC African American Advisory Council was established in 2014 to act as a key advisor to the University to ensure the necessary access, achievement, inclusion, and engagement of African Americans in all sectors of the UIC community; foster communication and networking among UIC African American students, alumni, faculty, and staff; develop policies and practices that will positively impact the African American experience at UIC; and steward opportunities that lead to sustained and mutually beneficial community engagement and partnerships.

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