University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health alumna, Dr. Jamila R. Rashid, has been named the new executive director of the Urban Health Program (UHP). Dr. Rashid currently holds the position of associate director for research and policy and serves as senior advisor to the deputy assistant secretary for minority health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office Of Minority Health. “Dr. Rashid's passion and experience for advancing minorities in the health professions, coupled with her collaborative leadership style, will bring deep rooted commitment and a wealth of experience to this position,” says UIC Chancellor Dr./Ms. Paula Allen-Meares.