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UICOMP Fourth Year Students React to 'Match Day' Reveal

Mar 17, 2017
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Fourth year medical students anxiously ripped into envelopes during Match Day in Peoria and across the country on Fri. It’s a hallmark stop on their medical career journey, as students learn where they’ll spend residency after graduation.

Education, Prevention Efforts Continue on World AIDS Day

Nov 30, 2016
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As President-Elect Donald Trump assembles his cabinet, it’s becoming clearer that he will likely attempt to alter the US’ healthcare system.

His appointments to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have already worked in varying capacities to alter health care funding in their respective states.

That is worrisome to those involved in prevention efforts, like University of Illinois Chicago professor and researcher Jennifer Brier.

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The Jump Trading Simulation Center in Peoria hosted a meeting with U of I President Timothy Killeen, business and community leaders, along with state and federal lawmakers.

The stated objective of the meeting was to talk about potential opportunities to further existing partnerships that will in turn produce economic growth.

President Killeen says it was the largest delegation of U of I Officials ever to meet in Peoria.

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The roughly $12 million in exterior updates and the new Ambulatory Surgery entrance at Unity Point Methodist in downtown is complete. Patients have been using the new entrance but today those who made the 18 month long effort possible are celebrating its completion.

Debbie Simon is the CEO of UnityPoint Health-Peoria. She says the project had a lot of complexity because the core business of patient care had to continue. But Simon says it was worth the investment.

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The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria says it’s on track to accept students for its four-year program in 2017. 

UICOMP currently enrolls second, third and fourth year students after they’ve completed their first year at the campus in Champaign-Urbana. Pharmacology Professor Steve Lasley says UICOMP is finished planning for “phase one” that focuses on those first two years of medical school.

UICOMP Research Findings On Display

Apr 13, 2016
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Healthcare students, professionals and the public have a chance to survey the latest medical research being done in the Peoria area. 

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is holding its fourth annual  Medical Research Day on campus Wednesday. UICOMP pharmacology professor Steve Lasley says the experience gives medical students a competitive edge in residency applications, but additionally,  it gives attendees a chance to witness the range of topics pertaining to local health outcomes.

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The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria hosted a simulation day for local public school students on Saturday. 

The program run by medical students is called GUIDES. The acronym stands for Guide, Understand, Inform, Drive, Educate and Serve. It started in 2011, but this is the first year the initiative included kids from local high schools. 

The goal is to provide mentoring and hands-on medical learning to low income and minority students. 

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The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is preparing for major staff and facility expansions it says would have a multi-million dollar economic impact on the city. 

UICOMP announced Monday the Peoria campus will begin admitting first-year medical students in 2017. 

As it stands, first-year students begin medical school at the U o f I's Urbana campus, and for subsequent years, they may transition to U of I medical school campuses across the state, including Peoria. 

UICOMP looks to add first-year med students

May 21, 2015
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The new University of Illinois President stopped in Peoria Thursday to tour the College of Medicine campus.  The visit comes as the campus looks to expand:

UICOMP students hold ‘Match Day’ ritual

Mar 20, 2015

Fourth year medical students across the country – including nearly 50 in Peoria - tore into sealed envelopes today.  The students at the U of I College of Medicine in Peoria found out where they would go for their residency programs in the annual “Match Day” ritual. Tremont Student Brittany Price will study emergency medicine at OSF.  She says the Match Day culminates years of work:

Faculty leaders at the University of Illinois' flagship campus have approved a plan to create a new medical school.

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The University of Illinois College of Medicine and its four regional campuses are part of a nationwide effort to improve how medical students are trained for residency.

UICOMP gets grant for pancreatic cancer research

Aug 18, 2014

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is using a two-year grant to boost research on pancreatic cancer. The school received the $50,000 grant from the William E. McElroy Charitable Foundation. This is the third grant the medical school has received from the group. The grant will fund ways to overcome the resistance some pancreatic cancers have to chemotherapy. The research is headed up by professor Christopher Gondi. He’s developed a new substance that can suppress the pancreatic cancer resistance to chemotherapy.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria welcomed 59 new students Friday. The incoming medical students donned white doctor coats that symbolize a student's path to eventually taking care of patients. Dr. Sara Rusch is the Regional Dean for the College of Medicine. She says the ceremony also stresses a need for more doctors in the region and across the nation:

UICOMP students present research projects

Apr 21, 2014

Students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria presented about 25 different research projects Monday. The students had two to three minutes to explain the subject matter and conclusions of the medical research. Doctor Meenakshy Aiyer is the College’s associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She says presenting clinical and educational research helps refine student’s communication skills in an ever-changing environment:

Area medical research on display at symposium

May 15, 2013

New medical research was on display at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria.  More than 40 resident physicians with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria presented their findings.  

Renowned cancer researcher resigns from UICOMP

Mar 25, 2013

A renowned professor and researcher with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria has resigned his post. Doctor Jasti Rao resigned Monday morning due to health concerns. Doctor Rao headed the Cancer Research Center at U of I College of Medicine and was also a professor of cancer biology and neurosurgery.  The College of Medicine Dean,Doctor Sara Rusch, says she will fill Doctor Rao’s roles until a replacement is found.  Doctor Rao’s research efforts have led to a patented discovery of an anti-cancer treatment and more than $30 million in grant funding.

Medical students talk Match Day 2013

Mar 15, 2013

Fourth-year medical students across the country opened envelopes at the same time today. The envelopes contained their residency assignment.   Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano spoke with some of the nearly 50 medical students in the U of I College of Medicine at Peoria class who found out where they are going: