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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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 [...]

2021-11-22T16:51:27-06:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Homepage Articles, News|

College of Medicine Presents 2021 Community Health Awards

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria presented its 2021Community Health Awards during its annual Celebration of Excellence faculty recognition event November 4. The awards started in 1995 to honor individuals and organizations who promote community health in central Illinois. Annually, UICOMP presents two awards – one to an individual and another one to [...]

2021-11-12T09:46:35-06:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Celebrating Women in Medicine and Science at UICOMP

In conjunction with September’s “Women in Medicine Month” created by the American Medical Association (AMA), the UICOMP Women in Medicine and Science Council solicited nominations of faculty members who work to support gender equality and the advancement of women in medicine. The Council recognizes these women: Tiffany Abrego, PhD – [...]

2021-10-29T11:21:40-05:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Graham Health System Gives $500,000 to Support Rural Medicine at UICOMP

Graham Health System, Canton, IL, has donated $500,000 to support the Rural Student Physician Program at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. “This generous scholarship is another demonstration of the commitment the Graham Health System and the Canton community has to advancing medical education of UICOMP students and promoting the virtues of practicing [...]

2021-09-09T14:47:58-05:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Researcher Awarded $2.4 Million Grant to Support Alzheimer’s Research

Ken Fukuchi, MD, PhD, professor with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) was awarded a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his Alzheimer’s research project “Role of MyD88 signaling in systemic inflammation and Alzheimer Disease.” More than 6 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and [...]

2021-09-07T14:11:23-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Pathways: UICOMP Faculty Receive Jump ARCHES Spring Grant Awards

A number of UICOMP faculty were among the investigators chosen as recipients of the spring 2021 grants from the Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (ARCHES) program. Seven research projects are sharing more than $400,000 in funding aimed at addressing the challenges health care faces in the development of policies [...]

2021-08-31T12:02:08-05:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|

What We Look for in Potential Residents

By Aaron Costerisan, MD - The residency academic year has its cycles and rhythms. Recruitment of new residents is more or less an ongoing effort, but it is escalating now toward its peak during interview season, which typically starts in October. I say “typically” with pre-pandemic recruitment seasons in mind. [...]

2021-08-23T16:49:09-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Pathways: UICOMP Grad Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Effort at Fort Leonard Wood

Parker Thompson, MD, (UICOMP Class of 2017) contributed to fighting the global pandemic by leading the COVID-19 vaccination response at the U.S. Army’s Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. In December 2020, he was tapped by the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital to serve as the Officer In Charge [...]

2021-08-23T11:58:21-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|
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