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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|

Kick Abuse 5K Run/Fun Walk goes VIRTUAL to raise awareness, funds against child abuse

It’s the 8th annual race against child abuse, and the Pediatric Resource Center is taking their annual fundraising event virtual. The annual event is typically held at Kickapoo Creek Winery, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC guidelines for social distancing, organizers have created a virtual event that runs the entire month of [...]

2020-04-01T15:25:09-05:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

I-74 bridge closure begins March 29

IDOT will close the Murray Baker (I-74) bridge that crosses the Illinois River between Peoria and East Peoria from March 29 through October 31, 2020. Local traffic will be re-routed via Route 40/Knoxville/Kumpf Blvd. through Peoria and Riverfront Drive in East Peoria. Detailed maps and updates on this extensive project may be found at: http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com/murraybakerdetour/index.html. [...]

2020-04-01T15:16:52-05:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: News|

COVID-19 Puts a New Spin on Match Day 2020 at UICOMP

Instead of the traditional Match Day celebration and the envelope opening as a class, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the University of Illinois College of Medicine to send match information by email to the medical students in its Class of 2020. Match Day is the nationwide unveiling, simultaneously, by thousands of fourth [...]

2020-04-15T15:53:17-05:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Where’s My Tribe?

By Meredith Lagouros, DO - Anyone that has been through the medical gauntlet—college, medical school, residency, and then that final test: employment—understands that finding your tribe is crucial to your success. When I say “tribe,” I mean that special group of people whom you find along the way and [...]

2020-03-06T16:53:08-06:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Coronavirus Update (March 6, 2020)

[Sent March 6, 2020] Dear students, faculty and staff: The Illinois Department of Public Health just reported the 5th case of coronavirus in the state, and much attention continues to be focused on minimizing risks and containing the illness. At UICOMP, we continue to work closely with UIC, our affiliate organizations, and the Peoria County [...]

2020-03-12T15:16:02-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|

Change of Plans – Register for LIVE Web Lecture with Best-selling Author Dr. Daniel Siegel March 26

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, best-selling author and contemporary psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Siegel will no longer be coming to Peoria for an in-person lecture on March 26. Instead, he will present his lecture live online. The free online lecture is open to all, but pre-registration by March 22 is needed. Viewers need a computer and online [...]

2020-03-13T22:28:40-05:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Returning to Residency

By Laura Smith, MD - "Then why did you leave your rural practice?"This has been a common question in the past two-and-a-half years since I transitioned from working in a rural health clinic to being full-time residency faculty. Students, residents, and peers have asked this question after hearing me extol [...]

2020-02-05T16:09:09-06:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Aiyer awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians

Meenakshy Aiyer, MD, interim regional dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, has been awarded Mastership by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Election to mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Masters must have made a notable contribution to medicine. This includes but is not [...]

2020-01-16T16:02:09-06:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|
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