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Coronavirus Updates

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 [...]

2021-01-15T21:15:54-06:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Homepage Articles, News|

‘Walk for the Mind’ donates $80,000 for brain tumor and cancer research

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind recently donated $80,000 for brain tumor and brain cancer research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Funds were raised from the group’s key event, its 18th annual held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers found ways to creatively broadcast the program on YouTube [...]

2021-01-14T15:58:09-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

UICOMP Names 2020 “Community Health Award” Winners

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria presented its 2020 Community Health Awards during its 12th Annual Celebration of Excellence held virtually November 12. The awards were started in 1995 to honor individuals and organizations who promote community health in central Illinois. 2020 Community Health Award Individual Winner Monica Hendrickson Public Health Administrator, Peoria [...]

2020-12-07T10:37:11-06:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

KB Strong Foundation Donates $50,000 for Brain Tumor Research at UICOMP

The KB Strong Foundation has donated $50,000 for glioblastoma and brain tumor research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. The gift is from personal donations, community organizations’ fundraising efforts, and other fundraising efforts of the KB Strong Foundation, such as BrownFest held in September. This gift brings the KB Strong total [...]

2021-01-14T15:58:16-06:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

UICOMP Autism Services Highlighted by WHOI News

This story highlights UICOMP’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Clinic and its services to diagnose and provide on-going management of autism and other behavioral and neurodevelopmental conditions, including how care during the pandemic has been affected. For the full story, visit https://hoiabc.com/2020/11/15/autism-diagnosis-uicomp-doctors-discuss-importance-of-early-intervention/.

2020-11-16T15:51:14-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Pathways: Innovation in Rural Global Medicine Elective Takes Students to Uganda

In February, eight UICOMP third year students completed a two-week rural global rotation as part of the Innovation in Rural Global Medicine (IRGmed) program. Six traveled to the African country of Uganda and were based at Mbarara University of Science and Technology while two others were based at OSF Center for Health in Streator in [...]

2020-11-06T22:30:03-06:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Pathways: Community Garden Allows Family Medicine Program to Address Local Food Insecurities

Paulo Michelini, MD, chief resident with the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program, led the effort to establish a community garden near the UICOMP campus this summer. This summer’s garden is the first of many for the green space adjacent to the UICOMP visitor’s parking lot.“This is a difficult environment for health food and access [...]

2021-01-06T14:14:55-06:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Pathways: UICOMP Alum Fights Pandemic in Italy

In March 2020, central Illinois physicians and healthcare institutions were ramping up preparations in anticipation of COVID-19, but Barbara Zimmerman, MD, boarded a plane and headed to a COVID-19 hotspot – Cremona, Italy. Zimmerman (UICOMP '85) responded as a member of Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). In Italy, she worked out of [...]

2020-09-10T11:06:51-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Central Illinois Physicians Encouraging Plasma Donation From Those Recovered From COVID-19

Medical school infectious disease specialists and Peoria-area physicians are reaching out to recovered COVID-19 patients in central Illinois to share the opportunity to help those in need through plasma donations. Hospitalized patients have been receiving this treatment recently. Physicians, including intensive care doctors, hospitalists, and infectious disease specialists, representing OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical [...]

2020-08-13T13:49:19-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Accepts Handmade Masks for Use by Students, Faculty and Staff

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is accepting donations of handmade masks.With the recent CDC guidelines for everyone to wear masks in public, these donations of handmade masks will allow UICOMP to keep its students, faculty and staff safe while also allowing the preservation of PPE (personal protective equipment) for patient-care and clinical [...]

2020-04-20T14:57:38-05:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|
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