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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 [...]

2019-02-11T14:58:33+00:00February 11th, 2019|Homepage Articles, News|

Research Day is May 1; application period underway

UICOMP is now accepting applications from students, residents, and faculty for its annual Research Day. The event is on May 1 at the UICOMP campus (1 Illini Drive, Downtown Peoria). Categories include: clinical vignettes, continuous quality improvement (CQI) and research. The keynote speech will be by Dr. Scott A. Irwin of Cedars-Sinai Health System on palliative care [...]

2019-02-05T10:53:49+00:00February 5th, 2019|Homepage Articles, News|

Pathways: Getting an ELITE clinical experience

When the University of Illinois College of Medicine adopted a new curriculum that integrated the basic and clinical sciences across all its campuses, Peoria took that approach one step further. Unique to Peoria, students participate in the Early Longitudinal Immersion Interprofessional Team Experience, or ELI2TE. Now into its second year, this year-long, longitudinal program [...]

2018-12-13T09:20:50+00:00December 13th, 2018|Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP research may offer new therapy for pain

The same receptors that tell your brain when something is hot may provide new answers to addressing chronic pain, researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria say. The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria was awarded $235,000 by the National Institutes of Health to expand a series of studies over [...]

2018-11-20T10:46:40+00:00November 20th, 2018|Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP expands affiliation with UnityPoint Health

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and UnityPoint Health – Methodist have expanded their existing partnership to include Proctor and Pekin hospitals. The revised affiliation agreement, which governs the relationship between the two entities, reflects the recent growth in enrollment at UICOMP and the greater need for additional clinical experiences and physician mentors [...]

2018-11-05T16:39:33+00:00November 5th, 2018|Homepage Articles, News|

Peoria’s first neonatologist and Goodwill honored at Celebration of Excellence

More than 100 faculty and physicians throughout the community were honored Tuesday, Oct. 30, for their service and dedication to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria at the 2018 Celebration of Excellence. Also recognized were the 2018 Community Health Award recipients: the Goodwill Stand Down for Homeless Veterans, an annual program targeting [...]

2018-11-02T11:07:54+00:00October 30th, 2018|Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Study on Synthetic Cannabinoids Featured in New England Journal of Medicine

A research article detailing a central Illinois poison outbreak involving synthetic cannabinoids earlier this year and the therapy provided is featured in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. A study involving 34 patients at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center between March and April of 2018 were identified as having [...]

2018-09-27T11:44:22+00:00September 27th, 2018|Homepage Articles, News|

Federal grant funds innovative research in stroke at UICOMP

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria was awarded $1.8 million by the National Institutes of Health to expand a series of preclinical research studies over the next five years involving ischemic stroke. Researchers at the UICOMP campus have identified a specific enzyme typically not found in healthy brains but that becomes prevalent [...]

2018-09-11T08:36:56+00:00September 10th, 2018|Homepage Articles, News|