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UICOMP research collaborative: natural “love hormone” may offer new pain therapies

Researchers have documented how the same hormone known widely among expectant mothers as a means for helping to induce child delivery or lactation also suppresses inflammatory pain, according to a study led by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone” and commonly employed by doctors [...]

2017-11-17T10:12:46+00:00 November 17th, 2017|News|

UICOMP program to train doctors in hospice and palliative care at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, in partnership with OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, is pleased to announce a new physician training program in hospice and palliative medicine. Palliative medicine focuses on improving the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with serious life-threatening illness. This is [...]

2017-10-23T14:21:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News|

Children’s Home and physician helping battle opiate overdoses among honorees

Two prominent neuroscientists were among nearly 90 faculty and physicians of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria honored for their dedication to teaching and service to the community at the Celebration of Excellence on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Longtime community staple to child and family welfare, Children’s Home, and a physician who has [...]

2017-10-31T11:31:43+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|

UICOMP Students Don Their New White Coats

Medical students were given their white coats earlier this month to symbolize they are assuming the responsibilities of the medical profession. Parents, families and friends attended to celebrate this milestone event as UICOMP welcomed students to the city, the Peoria campus, and the profession. UICOMP held two white coat ceremonies held this year for [...]

2017-08-24T11:46:40+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|News|

Mt. Carmel doctor makes substantial contribution to support medical school expansion

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) is pleased to announce that Dr. Larry and Evelyn Jennings of Mt. Carmel made a substantial contribution to support UICOMP’s expansion to a four-year medical school. Dr. Larry Jennings, a 1980 graduate of UICOMP, has been in private practice in Mount Carmel providing primary care [...]

2017-10-23T09:51:20+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|News|

UICOMP Faculty Receives Humanism Award for Establishing Southside Clinic

A University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria faculty member was selected to receive the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for establishing the Cordoba Health Clinic, a clinic located in South Peoria providing specialty care to patients with little or no insurance at little to no cost. Dr. Wasim Ellahi, a gastroenterologist at Illinois [...]

2017-08-28T10:40:22+00:00 May 4th, 2017|News|

New fellowship to train in pulmonary diseases and critical care

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, in partnership with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, is pleased to announce a new physician training program in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine. Beginning in July 2017, the three-year fellowship program will train doctors in diagnosing and treating lung conditions and diseases, and managing and stabilizing [...]

2017-07-20T22:41:48+00:00 March 24th, 2017|News|

‘Walk for the Mind’ raises $50,000 for research

The 14th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind raised $50,000 in September for brain cancer research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. About 750 people, including about 50 brain cancer survivors, participated in the September 24 event held along the Peoria Riverfront. To date, the organization has raised about $550,000 [...]

2017-03-24T16:15:20+00:00 January 12th, 2017|News|

OSF HealthCare donates $1 million to college expansion

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is pleased to announce OSF HealthCare has committed $750,000 to support UICOMP’s expansion to a four-year medical school. OSF HealthCare has a long history of partnering with the College of Medicine for student and resident education, patient care, and research. The UICOMP expansion in 2017 will bring [...]

2017-02-23T15:39:41+00:00 December 21st, 2016|News|