Nine students inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha

A big congratulations to the following UICOMR students recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society: Omair Ali Johnathan Beldin Katrina Dovalovsky Adrianna Gorniak Zach Hart Jessie Kirk Kate Saulcy Christopher Yao Abbey Zacharski Each school’s chapter can elect 20% of a graduating class for membership. These elected students are joining more than [...]

2022-08-31T15:52:21-05:00August 31st, 2022|General|

Underrepresented in Medicine Student Research Program welcomes first medical student researcher

Danielle Rossell, a second-year medical student, is the first student selected for the UICOMR’s Underrepresented in Medicine Student Research Program. Danielle Rossell This program provides medical students from groups who are underrepresented in medicine an opportunity to engage in a research project under the mentorship of experienced researchers and principal investigators. According to [...]

2022-08-30T16:37:48-05:00August 30th, 2022|General, Research|

Rockford researchers seek better therapies for skin cancer

Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford are investigating therapies for melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer responsible for more than 7,000 deaths last year in the U.S. alone. Neelu Puri, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is leading a team of researchers that includes students in [...]

2022-08-19T09:43:04-05:00August 19th, 2022|General, Research|

Medical Students Inducted Into Gold Humanism Honor Society

Ten fourth-year University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford students were recently inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The GHHS recognizes students, residents and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine. GHHS members are peer-nominated and are the [...]

2022-08-16T15:49:40-05:00August 16th, 2022|General|

Dr. James Frakes Lecture to be held at national conference

James T. Frakes, MD, MS, MASGE The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy will honor James T. Frakes, MD, MS, MASGE, a UICOMR clinical professor emeritus of medicine, for being a trailblazer in GI practice management with two lectures presented in his name at the national GI Outlook 2022 Conference in Arlington, Virginia, August [...]

2022-08-10T12:13:52-05:00August 10th, 2022|General|

University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford Offering Headache Fellowship Program

Jeffrey Royce, MD, FAAFP, FAHS Sarah E. Robertson, MD Rockford, Ill. – The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford started a Headache Medicine Fellowship Program, and Sarah E. Robertson, MD, is the first fellow. Dr. Robertson earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, Ind. [...]

2022-08-11T10:57:23-05:00August 10th, 2022|General|

Zhan Named New Student Research Director

Rockford, Ill. – University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford (UICOMR) welcomes Weihai Zhan, Ph.D., M.S., as director of student research. His first day was Aug. 1. Weihai Zhan, PhD., MS Zhan, who’ll be working in the Office of Research, will coordinate the development and conduct of student research at UICOMR. He’ll also [...]

2022-08-04T11:57:32-05:00August 4th, 2022|General|
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