Continuing Lung Cancer Research

Grants will help continue UICOMR lung cancer research projects Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. About 8 million Americans are at high risk for lung cancer, but less than 6 percent will get screened using the best technology currently available, which is low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), a special type of CT [...]

2022-03-22T16:27:26-05:00March 22nd, 2022|General, Research, Uncategorized|

Match Day 2022

In Rockford and across the nation, graduating medical students found out where they will spend the next three to seven years of their medical training on Match Day, Friday, March 18. Fifty-five students from the Class of 2022 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford matched into residency programs in 19 specialties [...]

2022-03-18T13:21:14-05:00March 17th, 2022|General, Uncategorized|

Resident physicians will receive training to better serve patients with opioid use disorder

Physicians training in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Family Medicine Residency Program will now receive experience in treating patients with substance use disorder thanks to a grant to implement a medication-assisted recovery (MAR) program at UI Health Mile Square Health Center-L.P. Johnson Rockford, 1221 E. State St. Taking the lead on the [...]

2022-03-16T08:13:42-05:00March 16th, 2022|General, Uncategorized|

MERIT director receives YWCA Women of Achievement Award

Shannon Krueger, MSN, CPNP, SANE-P Congratulations to Shannon Krueger, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, SANE-P, who received the 2022 Women of Achievement Award in the professions category from the YWCA Northwestern Illinois. Krueger, who is the director of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Medical Evaluation Response Initiative Team (MERIT) Program, received the [...]

2022-03-08T13:21:03-06:00March 8th, 2022|General|

Rockford researchers look to licorice for promising cancer treatments

Licorice is more than a candy people either love or hate – it may play a role in preventing or treating certain types of cancer, according to researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. Gnanasekar Munirathinam, PhD, and his research team are studying substances derived from the licorice plant Glycyrrhiza glabra to [...]

2022-03-07T09:38:39-06:00March 2nd, 2022|General, Research|
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