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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 [...]

2019-10-18T10:35:38-05:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, 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|

UICOMP welcomes new faculty members

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria enters a new academic year after welcoming eight new faculty members to its ranks. “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 [...]

2019-09-12T15:52:18-05:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Peoria researcher awarded $750,000 grant from National Science Foundation

Eleonora Zakharian, Ph.D., with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, was awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a three-year project entitled “Rapid testosterone signaling receptor TRPM8 regulates sexual reward and satiety.” Testosterone is an essential steroid hormone that regulates the development of the male reproductive system and the [...]

2019-09-11T16:23:57-05:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

First-year students receive their white coats

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) welcomed 64 first-year medical students with a white coat at Jump Simulation. Many of these students will become future central Illinois physicians since nearly 60 percent of the primary care physicians in the Peoria area attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine as a [...]

2019-08-13T09:27:58-05:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Peoria research finds EXPAREL use for pain management reduces opioid use

Research from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria led by Carl V. Asche, Ph.D., director of Center for Outcomes Research, shows the use of EXPAREL contributes to reduction in opioid use and length of hospital stay for patients undergoing knee replacement surgery.The results of the study were published in the Journal of Medical [...]

2019-08-06T14:56:57-05:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Jump ARCHES shares progress on health apps and research

Jump ARCHES (Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation) is a collaborative effort between engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering, health care innovators at OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. These teams of clinicians and engineers work together to [...]

2019-07-25T11:09:15-05:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

National Institutes of Health awards $1.8 million to cancer research project at UICOMP

Sang-Oh Yoon, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, was recently awarded a $1.84 million grant by the National Institutes of Health. The five-year project, entitled "Feedback loop and crosstalk in the mTORC1/2 signaling network," will help identify cancer's resistance mechanism toward mTOR-targeting drugs and identify strategies to overcome this [...]

2019-07-18T11:18:28-05:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|