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$3 Million NIH Grant to Further College of Medicine Rockford Researcher’s Vaccine for Lymphatic Filariasis

Study will develop a vaccine for preventing a disabling infectious disease that affects millions around the world Dr. Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram A University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford researcher and his collaborator at PAI Life Sciences Inc. received a three-year grant totaling $3 million from the National Institutes of Health that will advance [...]

2020-07-14T16:48:25-05:00July 14th, 2020|General, Research, Uncategorized|

Dr. Mary Jo Ironside Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford presented its 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award to Mary Jo Ironside, MD. “Dr. Ironside has demonstrated a strong commitment to medical education in family medicine and obstetrics and has a longstanding history of outstanding interest in our medical students and residents,” says Alex Stagnaro-Green, UICOMR dean. Dr. Ironside [...]

2020-06-22T13:48:57-05:00June 22nd, 2020|General|

Dr. Charles Welford Receives Distinguished Service Award

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford presented its 2020 Distinguished Service Award to Charles Welford, MD, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties and an internal medicine physician at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. This Distinguished Service Award is presented each year to a nominee who demonstrates outstanding [...]

2020-06-01T12:45:06-05:00June 1st, 2020|General|

Researcher Receives $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Further Research on Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

College of Medicine Rockford Researcher Receives $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Further Research on Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Study goal is to identify role of glia-neuron crosstalk Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford received a five-year grant totaling more than $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health that will enhance research [...]

2020-06-22T13:51:16-05:00May 22nd, 2020|General, Research|

COVID-19 Testing Center Update

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford is not involved in any aspect of the daily operation of the COVID-19 testing center nor is it involved in the lab work. However, as a public service, the college agreed to have the testing facility be located at its campus, the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford. Please [...]

2020-05-07T08:40:49-05:00May 7th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Convocation Ceremony 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Watch our virtual Convocation Ceremony for the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford Class of 2020 on YouTube. It will be live streamed on Saturday, May 2, 2020, and archived at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ2-jr5m_pzPN2UkUi-bYjA. Convocation2020 Program

2020-05-02T11:00:13-05:00May 2nd, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Testing at UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford

A drive-through COVID-19 Community Based Triage, Testing, and Transfer Site (CBTTTS) opened at the UIC Health Sciences Campus - Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave. on April 24. The CBTTTS is a collaborative effort with federal, state, and local partners, including the National Guard, Illinois Department of Public Health, Winnebago County Emergency Operations Center and the UIC [...]

2020-04-25T13:04:02-05:00April 25th, 2020|General|

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Testing Site Information The Community Based COVID-19 Testing Center on the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave. is open 7 days per week from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Community Based COVID-19 Testing Site at Auburn High School is open M-F from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. [...]

2020-07-29T12:56:09-05:00March 13th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Rockford Research Identifies Surgical Technique to Help Breast Cancer Patients

Sarah Hagarty, MD A study conducted in Rockford suggests a novel approach can reduce complication rates, pain levels and hospital stays of patients undergoing certain types of breast reconstruction surgery. The lead researcher is Sarah Hagarty, M.D., a clinical assistant professor in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford's Department of Surgery [...]

2020-03-10T10:18:27-05:00March 6th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Rockford Researcher Takes Home Harris Award for Orthopaedic Research

Dr. Bijukumar received the 2020 Harris Award at the Orthopaedic Research Society conference in Phoenix, Arizona.Divya Bijukumar, Ph.D., received the 2020 William H. Harris, MD Award at the Orthopaedic Research Society conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on February 10, 2020. The award is given to an individual based on the quality and scientific merit of [...]

2020-02-21T17:25:35-06:00February 19th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|
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