UICOMP students discover their matches

Fifty-six medical students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria joined thousands across the country today as they learned where they “matched” to continue their path in medicine. UICOMP students matched to 19 specialties across 23 states and the District of Columbia. Of those, 24 are headed into primary care and more than [...]

2018-03-16T15:33:47+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Homepage Articles, News|

Application period is underway for Research Day on April 4

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is now accepting applications from students, residents, and faculty for its sixth annual Research Day. UICOMP Research Day April 4, 2018 UICOMP Campus Keynote Speaker: Val Sheffield, MD, PhD, Physician Scientist and Medical Geneticist, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine More information | Apply [...]

2018-01-19T14:37:54+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Homepage Articles, News|

HUD Awards $1.25 Million to renew support of Peoria HIV/AIDS Program

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria will receive $1.25 million to assist low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families over the next three years in central Illinois. The local grant is part of a $37 million nationwide award announced in December by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide [...]

2018-01-03T11:39:50+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Homepage Articles, News|

Pathways: UICOMP Unveils New Teaching & Learning Space

The dust has cleared. What were conceptual sketches and hundreds of pages of construction blueprints are now the new learning spaces for students and faculty on the UICOMP campus. New technology, a new technology-rich classroom, a new anatomy wing, and student oasis were part of an aggressive – yet very essential – series of [...]

2018-01-03T11:39:59+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP research collaborative: natural “love hormone” may offer new pain therapies

Researchers have documented how the same hormone known widely among expectant mothers as a means for helping to induce child delivery or lactation also suppresses inflammatory pain, according to a study led by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone” and commonly employed by doctors [...]

2018-01-03T11:40:07+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP program to train doctors in hospice and palliative care at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, in partnership with OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, is pleased to announce a new physician training program in hospice and palliative medicine. Palliative medicine focuses on improving the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with serious life-threatening illness. This is [...]

2018-01-03T11:40:19+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Homepage Articles, News|

Children’s Home and physician helping battle opiate overdoses among honorees

Two prominent neuroscientists were among nearly 90 faculty and physicians of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria honored for their dedication to teaching and service to the community at the Celebration of Excellence on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Longtime community staple to child and family welfare, Children’s Home, and a physician who has [...]

2017-10-31T11:31:43+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|

UICOMP Students Don Their New White Coats

Medical students were given their white coats earlier this month to symbolize they are assuming the responsibilities of the medical profession. Parents, families and friends attended to celebrate this milestone event as UICOMP welcomed students to the city, the Peoria campus, and the profession. UICOMP held two white coat ceremonies held this year for [...]

2017-08-24T11:46:40+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|News|

Mt. Carmel doctor makes substantial contribution to support medical school expansion

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) is pleased to announce that Dr. Larry and Evelyn Jennings of Mt. Carmel made a substantial contribution to support UICOMP’s expansion to a four-year medical school. Dr. Larry Jennings, a 1980 graduate of UICOMP, has been in private practice in Mount Carmel providing primary care [...]

2017-10-23T09:51:20+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|News|

UICOMP Faculty Receives Humanism Award for Establishing Southside Clinic

A University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria faculty member was selected to receive the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for establishing the Cordoba Health Clinic, a clinic located in South Peoria providing specialty care to patients with little or no insurance at little to no cost. Dr. Wasim Ellahi, a gastroenterologist at Illinois [...]

2017-08-28T10:40:22+00:00 May 4th, 2017|News|