Advancing T Lymphocyte Directed Solutions for Acute Rejection in Allogeneic Kidney Transplantation

Project Summary: Solid organ transplantation has become an important component of medical practice, improving the quality of life and the life span of individuals facing irreversible organ failure. This aims of this project are to help to advance new monitoring strategies that will improve the health outcomes of kidney transplant recipients, as well as [...]

Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer named Interim Regional Dean

Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer was appointed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois to serve as the Interim Regional Dean for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Her appointment to this leadership role follows the retirement of Dr. Sara Rusch, who served in that capacity for 11 years. Dr. Aiyer is [...]

2019-05-14T11:51:20-05:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP selected as pilot site by Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has selected the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria as a Building Better Clinical Training Experiences” Pilot Site focusing on student preparation and faculty development. The goal is to increase the pool of community-based preceptors and the quality of training at ambulatory sites. A preceptor is a [...]

2019-05-01T13:44:21-05:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Alumni Chatter: Meredith Baumgartner

By Kelvin Wynn, MD - On this edition of Alumni Chatter, I caught up with Meredith Baumgartner, a fourth-year medical student, soon to be graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Meredith matched in to Family Medicine and will be starting her residency at the University [...]

2019-05-17T15:13:18-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|Tags: |

College of Medicine Physician Named to Owens Professorship

Dr. Amber M. D’Souza, a specialist in children’s cancer, has been named to the Jim and Katie Owens – OSF Professorship in Pediatric Oncology. A hematologist/oncologist at the Trudy and Jim Maloof St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, Dr. D’Souza is an assistant professor of pediatrics with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Amber M. [...]

2019-05-01T13:55:33-05:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Regional Dean Sara Rusch announces retirement

Dr. Sara Rusch, Regional Dean for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) since 2008, announced her intent to retire in May of 2019. Rusch leaves a legacy of campus expansion, enhancement of the medical education programs, financial stability and facility upgrades. “It has been a great privilege for me to lead such [...]

2019-05-01T13:45:36-05:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

‘Walk for the Mind’ raises record $135,000 for brain tumor and cancer research

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind recently donated a record $135,000 for brain tumor and brain cancer research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. This donation combined funds raised from two key events – the Mark Linder Walk for the Mind and The Mayor’s Roast benefit. The Walk for the Mind 2018 [...]

2019-04-18T16:50:41-05:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Food for Health grant strives to boost healthy choices in local food pantries

A local “Food for Health” project funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois hopes to encourage food pantry guests to choose healthier food options and boost availability of healthy food choices at Peoria food pantries. Dr. Amy Christison “We know that food insecurity and poverty are linked to childhood and adult [...]

2019-04-30T16:18:50-05:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|