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UICOMP Receives $5,000 Grant to Support Equity in Medical Education, Training

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) is recipient of a $5,000 grant to address inequities in medical education and training. The grant was awarded to faculty members John Fonge, MD, and Anna Martial, MD, both with the UICOMP Department of Internal Medicine. One of 32 national awards, the grant is presented [...]

2021-07-02T16:51:34-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Gratitude in Time of Turmoil: The Vaccination for Dismay

By Jeffrey Leman, MD - Gratitude: an emotion that we have all experienced, but what is it? The word Gratitude is from the Latin Gratia (meaning grace, graciousness, or gratefulness); that is a good starting point. Definitions in the literature that are helpful include: “a thankful appreciation for what an [...]

2021-06-10T10:30:49-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

UICOMP Awards Alan Bridges, MD, with Distinguished Alumni Award

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) has awarded Alan Bridges, MD, with its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. Bridges is Chief of Staff at the Madison Veterans Administration Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin College of Medicine. A member of the UICOMP Class of 1983, Bridges received the [...]

2021-06-08T09:50:27-05:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Girish Deshpande, MD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Pediatric Care

Girish Deshpande, MD, Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, was presented the Ron W. Lee Pediatric Care Lifetime Achievement Award during an official presentation in May. He was one of three physicians from the State of Illinois honored by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois [...]

2021-06-07T16:09:24-05:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Receives Peoria Proclamation

At the May 25 meeting of the Peoria City Council, Mayor Rita Ali issued a proclamation honoring the 50th anniversary of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Founded in 1970 as the Peoria School of Medicine, UICOMP was recognized for its 2,000-plus alumni physicians, residency training programs, the patient care and cutting edge [...]

2021-05-26T10:24:13-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Anderson Named Chair of Surgery at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

Richard Anderson, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Surgery at UICOMP effective June 1. Dr. Anderson has been a faculty member in the UICOMP Department of Surgery for more than 20 years. During his tenure, he has earned an extensive list of awards and honors, including numerous Golden Apple Awards, Teacher [...]

2021-05-19T12:10:06-05:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

How Family Medicine Physicians Step Up in Times of Crisis

By Craig Griebel, MD - We recently held our Family Medicine Interest Group procedures workshop. Students (M-1s, M-2s and M-3s) rotate through several workstations to learn skills of procedures performed by family physicians. It was fun to host the students at the workshop. The energy of the students is [...]

2021-05-03T16:21:10-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Be the Buoy

By Dominique Fons, MD - Ever since I started my teaching career, I have always felt that part of my role as an educator was to be a buoy in the rough and sometimes stormy sea of teaching middle schoolers. Now since becoming a physician educator, my role as a [...]

2021-04-07T15:24:53-05:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Kick Abuse 5K Run/Fun Walk goes VIRTUAL to raise awareness, funds against child abuse

It’s the 9th annual race against child abuse, and the Pediatric Resource Center is taking their annual fundraising event virtual. Typically, the annual event is 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 from April 17 to [...]

2021-03-24T10:11:54-05:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|
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