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Pathways: Community Garden Allows Family Medicine Program to Address Local Food Insecurities

Paulo Michelini, MD, chief resident with the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program, led the effort to establish a community garden near the UICOMP campus this summer. This summer’s garden is the first of many for the green space adjacent to the UICOMP visitor’s parking lot.“This is a difficult environment for health food and access [...]

2021-01-06T14:14:55-06:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Virtual Event Oct. 15

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria will host a virtual event at 7 pm on Thursday, October 15, as part of its 50th anniversary. Highlights include messages from University of Illinois College of Medicine Dean Mark Rosenblatt, MD; UICOMP Interim Regional Dean Meenakshy Aiyer, MD; Dr. Kent Wise, MD, and Dr. Joyce [...]

2020-11-02T13:52:48-06:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: News|

A Nation in Crisis: Is This the Wake-Up Call Needed to Change Healthcare and Improve Health?

By Amy Zacharias, MD - The pandemic spreading across our nation has brought many challenges and devastation to our country. Even though much is still unknown about COVID-19, it is known that many of those more severely affected by the disease have had pre-existing conditions including overweight/obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and [...]

2020-09-09T15:44:33-05:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Nominations Open for “Community Health Awards”

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is accepting nominations for the 2020 Community Health Awards. The awards started in 1995 to honor individuals and organizations who promote community health in central Illinois. “This year is an especially meaningful year for this UICOMP tradition. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, [...]

2020-09-10T11:07:32-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

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

“We recently moved to our new location at OSF Center for Health on Knoxville. During the move everyone, UICOMP, OSF, both IT departments, worked seamlessly together for the benefit of our patients. We were able to continue to care for our patients during the move. All the staff here at University Pediatrics worked together [...]

2020-11-17T20:11:52-06:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|

Pathways: UICOMP Alum Fights Pandemic in Italy

In March 2020, central Illinois physicians and healthcare institutions were ramping up preparations in anticipation of COVID-19, but Barbara Zimmerman, MD, boarded a plane and headed to a COVID-19 hotspot – Cremona, Italy. Zimmerman (UICOMP '85) responded as a member of Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). In Italy, she worked out of [...]

2020-09-10T11:06:51-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

2020-08-13T13:49:19-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|
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