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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|

Peoria Med School Students Learn Results of Match Day 2021

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria’s Class of 2021 gathered virtually for “Match Day” on March 19 to learn where they would be spending the next few years of their medical training on their path to practicing medicine.Match Day is the nationwide unveiling, simultaneously, by thousands of fourth year medical students of their [...]

2021-03-25T09:48:32-05:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Sood Named Head of Pediatrics at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

Manu Raj Sood, MD, joins University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria as Head of the Department of Pediatrics. He previously served as professor and chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he also served as medical director of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition [...]

2021-03-12T23:42:31-06:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

In Pursuit of Justice and Equality

Members of the UICOMP family were asked for their impressions, experiences, and opportunities regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion for all. They were asked 4 questions: Where did you grow up, how long have you been in Peoria, and what do you do for fun? Share an experience with diversity, equity, and/or inclusion that [...]

2021-03-10T11:57:57-06:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|

Thank You, Peoria

By Kari Beth Watts, DO - Waiting Children, they’re called: the thousands of orphans around the world who have a precondition that complicates their ability to be matched to an adoptive family. Perhaps they have Down syndrome, HIV, or a cleft lip and palate. Maybe it’s cerebral palsy or fetal [...]

2021-03-04T11:12:46-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Two students interviewed on WEEK-TV about “Black Men in White Coats” film

Two UICOMP students were recently interviewed by WEEK-TV in response to the “” film screening that has been shared locally. The film highlights the low number of Black men applying to medical schools and the low number of Black male physicians and also talks about the impact that trend may have on community health. [...]

2021-03-10T12:00:05-06:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

UICOMP efforts to address vaccine hesitancy featured on WCBU

UICOMP is proud to partner with the Peoria City County Health Department and other community organizations to provide information and resources to support COVID-19 vaccinations in central Illinois. To hear more about this initiative, read or listen to infectious disease physician Dr. Abeer AlMalaji's interview on Peoria Public Radio. Dr. Abeer AlMajali [...]

2021-02-12T16:02:26-06:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Theresa Tracy Trot Donates $45K to Cancer Research at UICOMP

Last week representatives from the Theresa Tracy Trot stopped by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria to deliver a check for $45,044.54 to support pancreatic research. This donation was the result of hard work and creative fundraising efforts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The major fundraiser was the annual Theresa Tracy Trot [...]

2021-01-27T11:53:46-06:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

‘Walk for the Mind’ donates $80,000 for brain tumor and cancer research

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind recently donated $80,000 for brain tumor and brain cancer research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Funds were raised from the group’s key event, its 18th annual held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers found ways to creatively broadcast the program on YouTube [...]

2021-01-14T15:58:09-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|
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