Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
1919 W. Taylor St., 250 AHSB
Office Hours by appointment
Laura Mills joined the BHIS faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in January 2018, prior to which she was an adjunct instructor in the department. She has been an educator much of her professional life, beginning with her first position as a high school teacher of Biology and Chemistry; prior to her work at UIC, she was also a writer of articles, essays, and blogs on a variety of topics including education, adoption and families, and yoga. At the same time, Laura was an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance and taught yoga classes in her community for eleven years.
Today at UIC Laura teaches BHIS 405 (Pathophysiology), 406 (Medical Terminology), 499 (Information Sources in BHIS), and assists with 503 (Communication Skills in HI). Having earned her Professional Certificate in Online Education in 2020, she is dedicated to and specializes in quality online learning in higher education. She is currently pursuing her EdD in Adult Education at Capella University.
2023 - Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence, AHS Student Council
Professional Certificate in Online Education (PCOE) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison (2020)
Master of Arts -- Secondary Education, Roosevelt University (2000)
State of Illinois Professional Educator License, with specialization in General Science
Bachelor of Science -- General Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1997)