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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|

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|

Nature Communications features collaborative research by UICOMP and Columbia University

University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria researcher Eleonora Zakharian, Ph.D., co-authored an article published in the September 13, 2019, issue of Nature Communications. The article entitled “Structure of the thermosensitive TRP channel TRP1 from the alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” was a collaborative effort with the team of Alexander Sobolevsky, Ph.D., at Columbia University in [...]

2021-01-14T15:58:33-06:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

Research focuses on cancer’s financial toll on survivors

Curing cancer isn’t cheap, and patients often have to decide whether to use their finances to live now or in the future. In a new paper published in the August 2019 issue of the journal Society of Behavioral Medicine, researchers from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and the University of Illinois Cancer [...]

2021-01-14T15:58:39-06:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

Dr. Stephen Lasley Reflects on 33 Years at UICOMP

Professor Stephen Lasley, Ph.D., retires from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria this month, after a 33 year career devoted to research and medical education. With neuroscience as his research focus, specifically neurotoxicity, he was recruited to Peoria from an osteopathic medical school in Fort Worth, Texas. One key attraction that Peoria offered [...]

2021-01-14T15:58:46-06:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

Peoria researcher awarded $750,000 grant from National Science Foundation

Eleonora Zakharian, Ph.D., with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, was awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a three-year project entitled “Rapid testosterone signaling receptor TRPM8 regulates sexual reward and satiety.” Testosterone is an essential steroid hormone that regulates the development of the male reproductive system and the [...]

2021-01-14T15:58:54-06:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

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 [...]

2021-01-14T15:59:10-06:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

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 [...]

2021-01-14T15:59:20-06:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|

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 [...]

2021-01-14T15:59:27-06:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News, Research|
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