Non-essential operations closed Thursday, Dec. 22

Due to a winter storm warning, the UIC Health Sciences Campus- Rockford will close non-essential operations beginning at 7 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22. Employees working in essential areas such as patient care and those who support campus infrastructure, including but not limited to facilities management, custodial and grounds, are expected to report to work during inclement [...]

2022-12-21T13:51:23-06:00December 21st, 2022|General|

Researchers recommend policymakers include absolute risk reduction in COVID-19 vaccine distribution policy

Dr. Howard Waitzkin Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, an adjunct professor in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties and a distinguished professor emeritus in the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center and Department of Sociology, is joint first author of a newly released research article [...]

2023-03-06T13:24:25-06:00December 20th, 2022|General|

Dr. Kalachandran joins Rockford Family Medicine Residency Program faculty

Sallini Kalachandran, MD   The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford welcomes Sallini Kalachandran, MD, as an assistant professor of clinical family medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Kalachandran is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at UICOMR Family Medicine [...]

2022-12-07T17:14:04-06:00December 6th, 2022|General|

Friends of Your Taste Buds – Oats

Oats by Mwangi Wamaina Salutations, friends. Illinois is a land towered by maple trees, basswood, hickory, oak, dogwood, ash, and the ever-constant evergreens1; it is a land where tree squirrels climb, Eastern cottontail rabbits jump, coyotes scout for deer, muskrats salivate for vegetables, elk calmly stroll, opossums forage for food, and nine-banded armadillos quietly go [...]

2022-12-07T17:09:34-06:00December 6th, 2022|Student Magazine|

When “Sarap!” is All I Know

By Emily Nepomuceno A Filipino breakfast, with Kamatis, tomatoes, chopped and swimming in Suka, vinegar A perfect match for my Bangsilog, it’s Milkfish, rice, and eggs. It’s One bite and I'm Home Adobo, lumpia, pansit palabok, dinuguan, pinakbet Let me give you the grand tour of my mother's kitchen Leche flan, brazo de [...]

2022-12-07T17:10:20-06:00December 6th, 2022|Student Magazine|

Professional Humanity

by Shivali Shukla The day prior, I watched a funeral procession glide past me, my own tires trailing slowly behind. All those cars, each with someone mourning the loss of a person they once knew. How many of those people actually knew the one they lost? Actually understood what their experience with life had [...]

2022-12-06T11:46:30-06:00December 6th, 2022|Student Magazine|


By Ellen Reter Bulging, the pseudopod extends, cilia pulsing to propel the massive white blood cell through the jumbled circulatory system. It stretches and retracts, reaching out to gently brush against its neighbors—seeking, searching, identifying—before pulling away once more. Aimless, it wanders its domain, squeezing through dams, through beating waterfalls of fluid pressing it farther, [...]

2022-12-06T11:35:23-06:00December 6th, 2022|Student Magazine|

CARE Program gives former inmates access to health care

Jordan Vold, PA-C The Compassionate Appreciation for Recovery in Everyone (CARE) Program is growing and thriving in its second year of existence. The CARE Program, which offers mental health and substance use disorder treatment for formerly incarcerated people upon their release, has also received additional funding from the Winnebago County Community Mental Health [...]

2023-03-06T13:18:40-06:00December 1st, 2022|General|

Tori Allen receives UIC Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service

Tori Allen Tori Allen, a medical education program specialist in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Office of Medical Education and Evaluation, received the Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service from the University of Illinois Chicago on November 15. The Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service is an accolade [...]

2023-03-06T13:26:40-06:00November 23rd, 2022|General|
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