Girish Deshpande, MD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Pediatric Care

Girish Deshpande, MD, Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, was presented the Ron W. Lee Pediatric Care Lifetime Achievement Award during an official presentation in May. He was one of three physicians from the State of Illinois honored by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois [...]

2021-06-07T16:09:24-05:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Receives Peoria Proclamation

At the May 25 meeting of the Peoria City Council, Mayor Rita Ali issued a proclamation honoring the 50th anniversary of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Founded in 1970 as the Peoria School of Medicine, UICOMP was recognized for its 2,000-plus alumni physicians, residency training programs, the patient care and cutting edge [...]

2021-05-26T10:24:13-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Anderson Named Chair of Surgery at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

Richard Anderson, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Surgery at UICOMP effective June 1. Dr. Anderson has been a faculty member in the UICOMP Department of Surgery for more than 20 years. During his tenure, he has earned an extensive list of awards and honors, including numerous Golden Apple Awards, Teacher [...]

2021-05-19T12:10:06-05:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

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

It’s the 9th annual race against child abuse, and the Pediatric Resource Center is taking their annual fundraising event virtual. Typically, the annual event is 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 from April 17 to [...]

2021-03-24T10:11:54-05:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Peoria Med School Students Learn Results of Match Day 2021

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria’s Class of 2021 gathered virtually for “Match Day” on March 19 to learn where they would be spending the next few years of their medical training on their path to practicing medicine.Match Day is the nationwide unveiling, simultaneously, by thousands of fourth year medical students of their [...]

2021-03-25T09:48:32-05:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

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|

Two students interviewed on WEEK-TV about “Black Men in White Coats” film

Two UICOMP students were recently interviewed by WEEK-TV in response to the “” film screening that has been shared locally. The film highlights the low number of Black men applying to medical schools and the low number of Black male physicians and also talks about the impact that trend may have on community health. [...]

2021-03-10T12:00:05-06:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

UICOMP Initiatives Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Elsa Vazquez-Melendez - “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” I think about Dr. Maya Angelou’s insightful words of wisdom whenever I witness acts of defiance and courage in the name of social justice and equality. Maya Angelou died in 2014. Her loss was felt deeply [...]

2021-03-10T13:49:28-06:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: News, Pathways|
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