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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|

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 [...]

2020-08-07T16:35:31-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, 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 [...]

2020-05-05T16:50:45-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, 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|

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|
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