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. She came [...]

2019-04-18T17:03:43-05:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

2019-04-18T17:02:48-05:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

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2019-03-28T16:08:22-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Internal Medicine, J. Kim, Research Projects|Tags: , , |

Spinal Cord Injury

Krishna Kumar Veeravalli, PhD Our current research utilizes two cutting edge approaches, stem cell transplantation and gene silencing. A variety of different stem cell types have been evaluated in animal models and humans with SCI. Previous studies have reported that human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) promotes neural repair after SCI, even when [...]

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 [...]

2019-04-22T15:44:01-05:00March 17th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP students learn their residency matches

Fifty medical students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria joined thousands across the country on Friday, March 15, as they learned which residency they “matched” into and where they would spend the next three to seven years of residency training. These 50 fourth-year students are approaching their graduation in May. The next [...]

2019-03-25T14:27:04-05:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|