Cyber Security Awareness Month: Personal Devices

For many of us, our electronic devices are key parts of our lives. Think of all the personal data on your phone, such as emails, contact lists and social media accounts. Your laptop probably contains even more sensitive information – saved passwords, financial documents and more. Here are some ways to safeguard your devices: [...]

2017-10-20T16:28:06+00:00 October 20th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

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

Two prominent neuroscientists will be 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 2017 Celebration of Excellence. Longtime community staple to child and family welfare, Children’s Home, and a physician who has worked to [...]

2017-10-20T11:28:48+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that locks or scrambles files on an infected device. Payment is demanded in order for you to regain access to your files. However, there is no guarantee you will be able to access your files again. (Note that UIC does not make ransom payments.) Ransomware often spreads as [...]

2017-10-13T10:02:29+00:00 October 13th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Week One of Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on phishing. We’ve all seen phishing emails. They are the top reason people lose control of their data and log-in credentials. Phishing emails often tell you there is an urgent problem with your account and then link to a page where you’re asked to enter your personal [...]

2017-10-19T14:39:36+00:00 October 6th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

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 [...]

2017-08-24T11:12:53+00:00 August 24th, 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|

UICOMP-Guest Wireless Network Changes

We are writing to inform you that changes are coming to the UICOMP-Guest wireless network. This is targeted for release on Wednesday, August 14, 2017 and will replace University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria's current unsecured open UICOMP-Guest wireless network. The new system will be designated for guests of the University and will [...]

2017-08-10T23:30:45+00:00 August 9th, 2017|CIS Updates|

UICOMP Wi-Fi upgrades

We are excited to announce that on Monday, August 14th we will launch the final pieces to the wireless LAN upgrade. Working with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign we designed our WLAN from theirs, using Aruba Networks, a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. This new wireless LAN was designed [...]

2017-08-10T23:24:09+00:00 August 9th, 2017|CIS Updates|

New website is live; occasional loading problems occurring

CIS is aware of problems with the UICOMP website loading slowly or failing to load. Our web-hosting vendor is working on this problem, and we will provide an update/ETA as soon as we receive one. The website is in mid-migration stages, so some problems may occur periodically. Thank you for your patience.

2017-08-10T23:29:25+00:00 August 1st, 2017|CIS Updates|

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|