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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 [...]

2020-09-11T17:16:11-05:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, 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|

Kick Abuse 5K Run/Fun Walk goes VIRTUAL to raise awareness, funds against child abuse

It’s the 8th annual race against child abuse, and the Pediatric Resource Center is taking their annual fundraising event virtual. The annual event is typically held at Kickapoo Creek Winery, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC guidelines for social distancing, organizers have created a virtual event that runs the entire month of [...]

2020-04-01T15:25:09-05:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

COVID-19 Puts a New Spin on Match Day 2020 at UICOMP

Instead of the traditional Match Day celebration and the envelope opening as a class, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the University of Illinois College of Medicine to send match information by email to the medical students in its Class of 2020. Match Day is the nationwide unveiling, simultaneously, by thousands of fourth [...]

2020-04-15T15:53:17-05:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Change of Plans – Register for LIVE Web Lecture with Best-selling Author Dr. Daniel Siegel March 26

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, best-selling author and contemporary psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Siegel will no longer be coming to Peoria for an in-person lecture on March 26. Instead, he will present his lecture live online. The free online lecture is open to all, but pre-registration by March 22 is needed. Viewers need a computer and online [...]

2020-03-13T22:28:40-05:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Aiyer awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians

Meenakshy Aiyer, MD, interim regional dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, has been awarded Mastership by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Election to mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Masters must have made a notable contribution to medicine. This includes but is not [...]

2020-01-16T16:02:09-06:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Krzyzaniak receives emergency physicians faculty award

Sara Krzyzaniak, MD, was awarded the American College of Emergency Physicians 2019 Junior Faculty Teaching Award. She was one of five recipients nationwide chosen for the award presented to an outstanding educator who demonstrates superior clinical teaching. The award is designed to support the academic achievement of emergency medicine faculty. Krzyzaniak is assistant program director [...]

2020-01-16T15:55:46-06:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

A 50-Year Look at Peoria’s Medical School

In 1970, a group of local physicians and community leaders founded the Peoria Medical School. Their goal was to train physicians who would remain in Peoria and central Illinois communities to practice medicine. Fast forward 50 years, and that vision has come to fruition as the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) [...]

2020-01-09T09:41:49-06:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|
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