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Gibbs joins College of Medicine

Jennifer Gibbs, a native of Canton, Ill., joins the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria as the Senior Director of Development. Gibbs is a veteran development officer with more than 16 years of experience in higher education, including positions at Washington University (St. Louis), Bradley University (Peoria), and Illinois Wesleyan University (Normal). In the [...]

2019-06-24T17:03:47-05:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Peoria medical student named to Medical Research Scholars Program at National Institutes of Health

Jeremy Huckleby, a second year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, is one of 50 students selected for the 2019-2020 Medical Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health. The year-long research training program allows medical, dental and veterinary students to pause their university studies to conduct research work [...]

2019-06-13T17:05:56-05:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP offering free Stop the Bleed training for area groups, organizations

Faculty and staff at the University of Illinois College of Medicine are offering free training to area groups and organizations to show citizens how to stop bleeding in an emergency situation. Stop the Bleed training is part of a nationwide campaign by the American College of Surgeons to raise awareness about preventing death from blood [...]

2019-06-06T16:33:47-05:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer named Interim Regional Dean

Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer was appointed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois to serve as the Interim Regional Dean for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Her appointment to this leadership role follows the retirement of Dr. Sara Rusch, who served in that capacity for 11 years. Dr. Aiyer is [...]

2019-05-14T11:51:20-05:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Dr. Stephen Hippler and Dr. Keith Knepp honored at Distinguished Alumni reception

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria honored two recipients with the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award – Dr. Stephen Hippler and Dr. Keith Knepp – during a reception May 8. Dr. Stephen Hippler graduated UICOMP in 1984. After completing his internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he returned to Peoria [...]

2019-05-20T11:54:44-05:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Class of 2019 receives medical degrees

Fifty-one students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria received their medical degrees on Saturday, May 4, at the Peoria Civic Center, raising the total number of doctors who have received their medical degrees in Peoria to 2,074. The graduation included a hooding ceremony symbolizing the awarding of the degree, and the graduating [...]

2019-06-03T14:26:48-05:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP selected as pilot site by Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has selected the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria as a Building Better Clinical Training Experiences” Pilot Site focusing on student preparation and faculty development. The goal is to increase the pool of community-based preceptors and the quality of training at ambulatory sites. A preceptor is a [...]

2019-05-01T13:44:21-05:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

College of Medicine Physician Named to Owens Professorship

Dr. Amber M. D’Souza, a specialist in children’s cancer, has been named to the Jim and Katie Owens – OSF Professorship in Pediatric Oncology. A hematologist/oncologist at the Trudy and Jim Maloof St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, Dr. D’Souza is an assistant professor of pediatrics with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Amber M. [...]

2019-05-01T13:55:33-05:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Regional Dean Sara Rusch announces retirement

Dr. Sara Rusch, Regional Dean for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) since 2008, announced her intent to retire in May of 2019. Rusch leaves a legacy of campus expansion, enhancement of the medical education programs, financial stability and facility upgrades. “It has been a great privilege for me to lead such [...]

2019-05-01T13:45:36-05:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

‘Walk for the Mind’ raises record $135,000 for brain tumor and cancer research

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind recently donated a record $135,000 for brain tumor and brain cancer research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. This donation combined funds raised from two key events – the Mark Linder Walk for the Mind and The Mayor’s Roast benefit. The Walk for the Mind 2018 [...]

2019-04-18T16:50:41-05:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|