Rural Student Physician Program Featured on WCBU

WCBU recently highlighted the need for physicians in rural medicine and the Rural Student Physician Program at University of Illinois College of medicine Peoria. “The decline of professionals practicing medicine in rural America isn’t a new one. Rural hospitals around Illinois and the nation are eliminating services or closing altogether amid staffing and financial [...]

2023-02-01T10:24:40-06:00February 1st, 2023|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Students Take Part in Annual MLK Luncheon

Peoria medical students in the Urban Health Program took part in the 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon at the Peoria Civic Center. The UICOMP students provided blood pressure screenings and information on cardiovascular health. Student participants included Milon Hutchison, Rosemary Ogbonna, and Nmerichi Nwakanma. Keynote speaker at the annual luncheon was former [...]

2023-01-19T15:36:57-06:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Theresa Tracy Trot Gives $44,056 to Support Pancreatic Cancer Research at UICOMP

The Theresa Tracy Trot organization presented a check for $44,056 to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria January 14 at East Peoria City Hall. The donation is a result of organization’s year-round fundraising efforts including its annual walk on the East Peoria Riverfront, golf outing, and other community events. The gift supports pancreatic [...]

2023-01-17T16:09:18-06:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Pathways: Apps, Gaming and Immersive Learning

Medical education continues to evolve, and UICOMP faculty are using advanced technologies to bring teaching into the hands of learners, provide opportunities for self-directed learning and build skills that advance excellence in patient care. Developing a successful mobile app or creating an effective immersive learning experience in virtual reality takes a team approach, and [...]

2023-01-19T15:19:49-06:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|

Pathways: When Learning and Training Overlap with Community Health

Community health outreach is about improving health and quality of life for a community’s population with consideration to the socioeconomic, political and cultural determinants of health. When learners experience care outside the clinical setting, they realize the varying factors that impact health outcomes and mitigating factors can affect a care plan. Community organizations play [...]

2023-01-09T14:40:40-06:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|

Pathways: Long COVID Research Enrolls 100+ Participants in Peoria

This fall UICOMP researchers enrolled their 100th participant in the “Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery” (RECOVER) initiative by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). UICOMP is collaborating to study causes, prevention and treatment strategies for long COVID in central Illinois. The work is part of the ILLInet state-wide COVID-19 collaboration led by University of Illinois [...]

2022-12-19T10:14:05-06:00December 16th, 2022|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|

‘Walk for the Mind’ donates $115,000 to College of Medicine for brain tumor research

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind donated $115,000 to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria to support brain tumor and brain cancer research. The donation includes proceeds from the group’s 20th annual walk held September 24 on Peoria’s Riverfront as well as other fundraisers throughout the year. The 20th Annual Walk for the [...]

2022-11-18T15:40:30-06:00November 18th, 2022|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Dean Aiyer Receives 2022 Athena Award from Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Regional Dean Meenakshy Aiyer, MD, was honored as the 2022 Athena International Woman of the Year by the Peoria Chamber of Commerce during the annual Thanksgiving Day Luncheon on November 17 at the Peoria Civic Center. This award is annually presented to a woman leader who excels in business and leadership, dedication to the community, [...]

2022-11-17T15:01:32-06:00November 17th, 2022|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

COVID-19 Updates and Resources (Archived)

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria continues to follow the evolving situation with the Coronavirus pandemic and to work closely with the University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago), local clinical partners and affiliates, as well as our local officials and health departments. We have made transitions in our curriculum and work [...]

2022-12-20T13:37:16-06:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Coronavirus, Homepage Articles, News|

Celebration of Excellence Honors UICOMP Faculty and Community Health Award Winners

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria presented its 2022 Community Health Awards during its annual Celebration of Excellence faculty recognition event November 3. The awards started in 1995 to honor individuals and organizations who promote community health in central Illinois. Annually, UICOMP presents two awards – one to an individual and another one [...]

2022-11-30T17:11:15-06:00November 1st, 2022|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|
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