Sood Named Head of Pediatrics at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

Manu Raj Sood, MD, joins University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria as Head of the Department of Pediatrics. He previously served as professor and chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he also served as medical director of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition [...]

2021-03-12T23:42:31-06:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

In Pursuit of Justice and Equality

Members of the UICOMP family were asked for their impressions, experiences, and opportunities regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion for all. They were asked 4 questions: Where did you grow up, how long have you been in Peoria, and what do you do for fun? Share an experience with diversity, equity, and/or inclusion that [...]

2021-03-10T11:57:57-06:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|

UICOMP efforts to address vaccine hesitancy featured on WCBU

UICOMP is proud to partner with the Peoria City County Health Department and other community organizations to provide information and resources to support COVID-19 vaccinations in central Illinois. To hear more about this initiative, read or listen to infectious disease physician Dr. Abeer AlMalaji's interview on Peoria Public Radio. Dr. Abeer AlMajali [...]

2021-02-12T16:02:26-06:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Theresa Tracy Trot Donates $45K to Cancer Research at UICOMP

Last week representatives from the Theresa Tracy Trot stopped by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria to deliver a check for $45,044.54 to support pancreatic research. This donation was the result of hard work and creative fundraising efforts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The major fundraiser was the annual Theresa Tracy Trot [...]

2021-01-27T11:53:46-06:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

‘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 [...]

2021-03-10T13:51:14-06:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|

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 [...]

2021-03-10T13:51:29-06:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|
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