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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|

Gibbs joins College of Medicine

Jennifer Gibbs, a native of Canton, Ill., joins the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria as the Senior Director of Development. Gibbs is a veteran development officer with more than 16 years of experience in higher education, including positions at Washington University (St. Louis), Bradley University (Peoria), and Illinois Wesleyan University (Normal). In the [...]

2019-06-24T17:03:47-05:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP offering free Stop the Bleed training on July 24

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) will host a free training to show community members how to stop bleeding in an emergency situation. "Stop the Bleed" training is part of a nationwide campaign by the American College of Surgeons to raise awareness about preventing death from blood loss in emergency situations. [...]

2019-07-25T10:45:53-05:00June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Peoria medical student named to Medical Research Scholars Program at National Institutes of Health

Jeremy Huckleby, a second year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, is one of 50 students selected for the 2019-2020 Medical Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health. The year-long research training program allows medical, dental and veterinary students to pause their university studies to conduct research work [...]

2019-06-13T17:05:56-05:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer named Interim Regional Dean

Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer was appointed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois to serve as the Interim Regional Dean for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Her appointment to this leadership role follows the retirement of Dr. Sara Rusch, who served in that capacity for 11 years. Dr. Aiyer is [...]

2019-08-13T14:32:27-05:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Dr. Stephen Hippler and Dr. Keith Knepp honored at Distinguished Alumni reception

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria honored two recipients with the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award – Dr. Stephen Hippler and Dr. Keith Knepp – during a reception May 8.Dr. Stephen Hippler graduated UICOMP in 1984. After completing his internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he returned to Peoria with a [...]

2019-08-13T14:33:02-05:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Class of 2019 receives medical degrees

Fifty-one students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria received their medical degrees on Saturday, May 4, at the Peoria Civic Center, raising the total number of doctors who have received their medical degrees in Peoria to 2,074. The graduation included a hooding ceremony symbolizing the awarding of the degree, and the graduating [...]

2019-06-03T14:26:48-05:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|