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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 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|

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|

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|
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