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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 [...]

2020-01-08T14:09:45-06:00January 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|

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|

Medical students host Halloween party for children with diabetes

For children with diabetes, going door-to-door trick-or treating and bringing home loads of candy can be scary. Medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria will offer a fun, safe and information-filled alternative. This special annual event for local children with diabetes is an opportunity for kids to come in costume, enjoy [...]

2019-11-08T09:51:04-06:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Nature Communications features collaborative research by UICOMP and Columbia University

University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria researcher Eleonora Zakharian, Ph.D., co-authored an article published in the September 13, 2019, issue of Nature Communications. The article entitled “Structure of the thermosensitive TRP channel TRP1 from the alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” was a collaborative effort with the team of Alexander Sobolevsky, Ph.D., at Columbia University in [...]

2019-10-01T11:02:37-05:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Research focuses on cancer’s financial toll on survivors

Curing cancer isn’t cheap, and patients often have to decide whether to use their finances to live now or in the future. In a new paper published in the August 2019 issue of the journal Society of Behavioral Medicine, researchers from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and the University of Illinois Cancer [...]

2019-09-26T16:41:19-05:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Dr. Stephen Lasley Reflects on 33 Years at UICOMP

Professor Stephen Lasley, Ph.D., retires from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria this month, after a 33 year career devoted to research and medical education. With neuroscience as his research focus, specifically neurotoxicity, he was recruited to Peoria from an osteopathic medical school in Fort Worth, Texas. One key attraction that Peoria offered [...]

2019-09-25T16:21:49-05:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|