‘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|

UICOMP Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Virtual Event Oct. 15

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria will host a virtual event at 7 pm on Thursday, October 15, as part of its 50th anniversary. Highlights include messages from University of Illinois College of Medicine Dean Mark Rosenblatt, MD; UICOMP Interim Regional Dean Meenakshy Aiyer, MD; Dr. Kent Wise, MD, and Dr. Joyce [...]

2020-11-02T13:52:48-06:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: News|

Nominations Open for “Community Health Awards”

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is accepting nominations for the 2020 Community Health Awards. The awards started in 1995 to honor individuals and organizations who promote community health in central Illinois. “This year is an especially meaningful year for this UICOMP tradition. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, [...]

2020-09-10T11:07:32-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

2021-03-10T13:52:22-06:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Pathways|

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|
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