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Chris Viamontes: “COVID and Nature: A Journey Through Quarantine”

Artist Statement: My piece is a photographic exploration as quarantine forced me to realize the importance of nature and the outdoors in my wellness and resiliency. In the form of a slide deck, I initially start with my time in quarantine, move to my trip to the upper peninsula in Michigan (our first escape [...]

2022-04-29T16:32:13-05:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Tanya Magana: “The Interpreting Moth”

Artist Statement: I wrote about an experience I had while rotating in a dermatology clinic from two different points of view. During the encounter, I observed a patient undergo a skin biopsy to confirm nonmalignant skin cancer. The patient was very afraid. He had an exchange with his wife who was in the room, [...]

2022-04-29T16:33:44-05:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: Class of 2022, Rockford Students, Student Art|Tags: |

Carly Woodin: Wooden Sound Wave Sculpture

Artist Statement: I have always been a busybody who loves to work with their hands, so when COVID struck in March of 2020, I felt a little lost. I began to take up woodworking at the suggestion of my grandpa. Originally, my sister and I came up with the idea of a wooden sound [...]

2022-05-04T16:40:57-05:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Class of 2022, Peoria Students, Student Art|Tags: |

Hoda Sayegh: “isolation comes from insula which means island”

Artist Statement: During the months of isolation during the 2020 pandemic, I was surprised by a shift in my body language. This language shifted from one of love and openness to a language closed off and rigid. This piece explores the resilience in our bodies and the space our bodies used to freely inhabit. [...]

2022-05-04T16:45:59-05:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Marie-Louise Kloster: “Liver in Bloom”

Artist Statement: I enjoy working with textile arts because they have another dimension. They are tactile. They are rooted in something with utility. But whether weaving a tapestry or embordering a gown or crocheting endless loops of lace doilies, there is something that feels luxurious about using such materials to create something so painstaking [...]

2022-04-29T16:33:31-05:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Kyler Shin: “One Disease, Many Illnesses”

Artist Statement: A medical school course called Health, Illness, and Society introduced me to the terms "disease" and "illness," terms I thought I had mastered in elementary school. They sound awfully similar, right? Well...not quite: disease is the name of a diagnosis given by medical professionals, while illness is the way patients are affected [...]

2022-04-29T16:32:57-05:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Class of 2022, Peoria Students, Student Art|Tags: |

Brianna Stewart: “Wonder”

Artist Statement: I once had a patient who would only ask me questions about her condition and the course of her treatment. I wasn’t the student following her case, but she would pull me aside after we rounded on her to ask me to come back when I had time. She claimed that I [...]

Health Equity Starts With Us

By Gauri K. Shevatekar, MBBS, MPH, CHES - With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, as we witness its disproportionate impact on minority populations, the spotlight is back on the inequities in health and health outcomes. Undoubtedly, health equity is at the center of discussions, especially among the health care providers and [...]

2022-03-25T10:40:04-05:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|Tags: |

UICOMP Receives Stemmler Award from National Board of Medical Examiners

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria received a 2021 Stemmler Grant Award for its project “Automated Assessment of Written Chart Notes: Generating Reliable, Timely, and Useful Feedback,” led by William Bond, MD, professor of clinical emergency medicine. Bond is collaborating on the project with Suma Bhat, PhD, with the Grainger College of Engineering [...]

2022-03-24T15:35:09-05:00March 24th, 2022|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|
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