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A Nation in Crisis: Is This the Wake-Up Call Needed to Change Healthcare and Improve Health?

By Amy Zacharias, MD - The pandemic spreading across our nation has brought many challenges and devastation to our country. Even though much is still unknown about COVID-19, it is known that many of those more severely affected by the disease have had pre-existing conditions including overweight/obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and [...]

2020-09-09T15:44:33-05:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Coronavirus Updates

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria continues to follow the evolving situation with the Coronavirus pandemic and to work closely with the University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago), local clinical partners and affiliates, as well as our local officials and health departments. We have made transitions in our curriculum and work [...]

2020-09-11T17:16:11-05:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Homepage Articles, News|

Nominations Open for “Community Health Awards”

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is accepting nominations for the 2020 Community Health Awards. The awards started in 1995 to honor individuals and organizations who promote community health in central Illinois. “This year is an especially meaningful year for this UICOMP tradition. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, [...]

2020-09-10T11:07:32-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

Black Privilege?

By Kelvin Wynn, MD - Privilege is an advantage that is unearned, exclusive, and socially conferred. White privilege is deep-seated power irrespective of income, class, and effort. Therefore, how might one explain the inherent power of Black people? Recent events of the heinous murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and [...]

2020-07-10T13:47:08-05:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

UICOMP Bright Spots During COVID-19

With the shortage of mask covers, it's really neat to see people sewing them & donating them! Seeing a need and filling it! Joellyn D. Employee Academic Affairs Our school district created a micro pantry at the school for those in need. Anyone can go in and get what they need or drop off items [...]

2020-07-07T16:40:36-05:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|

Pathways: UICOMP Alum Fights Pandemic in Italy

In March 2020, central Illinois physicians and healthcare institutions were ramping up preparations in anticipation of COVID-19, but Barbara Zimmerman, MD, boarded a plane and headed to a COVID-19 hotspot – Cremona, Italy. Zimmerman (UICOMP '85) responded as a member of Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). In Italy, she worked out of [...]

2020-09-10T11:06:51-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Central Illinois Physicians Encouraging Plasma Donation From Those Recovered From COVID-19

Medical school infectious disease specialists and Peoria-area physicians are reaching out to recovered COVID-19 patients in central Illinois to share the opportunity to help those in need through plasma donations. Hospitalized patients have been receiving this treatment recently. Physicians, including intensive care doctors, hospitalists, and infectious disease specialists, representing OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical [...]

2020-08-13T13:49:19-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Accepts Handmade Masks for Use by Students, Faculty and Staff

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is accepting donations of handmade masks.With the recent CDC guidelines for everyone to wear masks in public, these donations of handmade masks will allow UICOMP to keep its students, faculty and staff safe while also allowing the preservation of PPE (personal protective equipment) for patient-care and clinical [...]

2020-04-20T14:57:38-05:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|
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