UIS Commencement 2016

The Grand Marshal is an honorary title conferred each year on a professor by vote of the UIS faculty.  The 2016 Grand Marshal is Lynn Fisher, Dr. Sociology and Anthropology.

April was observed as National Minority Health Month by MPH@UIS!

MPH minority health week group pic  Master Public Health faculty and students at symposium

The theme for 2016 “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation,” was chosen to raise awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and how we are working together to accelerate health equity.

IMG_1939 MPH Chair, Dr. Josiah Alamu convened the symposium on minority health

Healthier communities mean lower health care costs, which translate into a stronger economy and a more productive, competitive America.

Domonique Wilson Honored Dominique Wilson was honored

Dominique participated in the MPH Study Abroad to The Gambia in 2014. He continues to work improve healthcare globally.  By drawing attention to the factors that help minority populations achieve wellness, we are also building a stronger foundation for our nation’s increasingly diverse populations to prosper for generations to come.

Illinois Environmental Health Association

Central Chapter Conference

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015








Dr. Alamu Celebrates his Tenure with Colleagues

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April 15, 2015

Dr. Shahram Heshmat Retires!

MPH Faculty sent Dr. Heshmat off with a luncheon held at Chesapeake Seafood House on May 13,   2014.  He is retiring after 26 years with the University, but will still teach occasionally as an Adjunct.  Dr. Heshmat’s specialty was Health Economics and some of the courses he taught included Addiction, Public Health Economics, Food and Health and Human Well-Being.  Dr. Heshmat will be greatly missed by faculty, staff and students. Best wishes!!



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