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Change of Plans – Register for LIVE Web Lecture with Best-selling Author Dr. Daniel Siegel March 26

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, best-selling author and contemporary psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Siegel will no longer be coming to Peoria for an in-person lecture on March 26. Instead, he will present his lecture live online. The free online lecture is open to all, but pre-registration by March 22 is needed. Viewers need a computer and online [...]

2020-03-13T22:28:40-05:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Returning to Residency

By Laura Smith, MD - "Then why did you leave your rural practice?"This has been a common question in the past two-and-a-half years since I transitioned from working in a rural health clinic to being full-time residency faculty. Students, residents, and peers have asked this question after hearing me extol [...]

2020-02-05T16:09:09-06:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Aiyer awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians

Meenakshy Aiyer, MD, interim regional dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, has been awarded Mastership by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Election to mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Masters must have made a notable contribution to medicine. This includes but is not [...]

2020-01-16T16:02:09-06:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Krzyzaniak receives emergency physicians faculty award

Sara Krzyzaniak, MD, was awarded the American College of Emergency Physicians 2019 Junior Faculty Teaching Award. She was one of five recipients nationwide chosen for the award presented to an outstanding educator who demonstrates superior clinical teaching. The award is designed to support the academic achievement of emergency medicine faculty. Krzyzaniak is assistant program director [...]

2020-01-16T15:55:46-06:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

A 50-Year Look at Peoria’s Medical School

In 1970, a group of local physicians and community leaders founded the Peoria Medical School. Their goal was to train physicians who would remain in Peoria and central Illinois communities to practice medicine. Fast forward 50 years, and that vision has come to fruition as the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) [...]

2020-01-09T09:41:49-06:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

“Addressing Grief” topic of Feb. 5 lecture

A world renowned educator on grief and palliative care, Justin Baker, MD, Chief of Quality of Life and Palliative Care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will present a free lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 pm, at Jump Simulation Auditorium B, 1306 N. Berkeley Ave., Peoria. “Addressing Grief: Bereaved Parents’ Roles in Education [...]

2020-01-23T10:54:28-06:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

KB Strong Foundation donates $30,000 for brain tumor research at UICOMP

The KB Strong Foundation has donated $ 30,000 for glioblastoma and brain tumor research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. The gift is from personal donations, community organizations’ fundraising efforts, and proceeds from The Kevin Brown Memorial Tournament of Champions basketball tournament held at Washington Community High School in November. The funds [...]

2019-12-20T13:55:51-06:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Treating Addiction is a Radical Act of Love

By Melanie Andrews, MD - By way of introduction, it's important for you to know that I’m the hippie of the residency faculty. So with that said, I’m going to write about love. I’ve truly loved all aspects of family medicine, like deep-in-my-heart love, for quite a while now, so [...]

2019-12-19T14:17:02-06:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|Tags: |

University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria welcomes four new faculty members

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria introduces four new faculty members. “Our faculty are the core of UICOMP and help lead collaboration to improve health in our community. They help deliver high quality educational programs for our students, residents and fellows and provide outstanding and compassionate care to our patients. Our faculty drive [...]

2019-11-08T09:57:06-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|