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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|

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 [...]

2022-12-07T17:12:36-06:00November 23rd, 2022|General|

Service of Gratitude is November 18, 2022

The Service of Gratitude is an annual event held at the University of Illinois College of Medicine to honor, with sincere gratitude, the selfless legacy of the women and men who have donated their remains for the advancement of medical education and research. Donors are honored through speeches, poetry, and music performed by medical students [...]

2022-11-15T11:24:04-06:00November 4th, 2022|General, Uncategorized|

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|

In Memoriam

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dennis Norem, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties. Dennis G. Norem, MD Dr. Norem graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford in 1979. Upon completion of his residency in internal medicine at Illinois [...]

2022-07-29T15:33:40-05:00July 29th, 2022|General|

Celebrate 50 Years of Education, Innovation and Service

The first class of medical students arrived on campus in 1972 and graduated in 1975. In 1972, 20 medical students and 10 family medicine residents arrived on the campus of the former Rockford Tuberculosis Sanitarium on Parkview Avenue in Rockford. It was then that the University of Illinois [...]

2022-09-16T11:32:56-05:00July 7th, 2022|General|

Calato named assistant dean

Stephanie Calato, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Stephanie Calato, MS, has been named assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. Dean Calato served as the UICOMR director of student affairs-career services since 2015. In that role, she built a longitudinal, career advising program to foster medical [...]

2022-06-30T16:25:01-05:00June 21st, 2022|General|

Faculty Receive Golden Apple Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty members who were selected by the Class of 2022 to receive Golden Apple Teaching Awards: Phase 1 – Excellence in Teaching Paul Chastain II, PhD Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Simulation Department of Health Sciences Education Phase 2 – Excellence In Clinical Clerkship  Charles R. Welford, MD Clinical Associate Professor, [...]

2022-05-25T09:32:02-05:00May 25th, 2022|General|
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