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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 [...]

2022-07-18T11:12:04-05:00July 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|

Distinguished Service Award presented to Dr. Michael Potts

Dean Alex Stagnaro-Green presents the 2022 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Michael Potts at the Convocation Ceremony. Michael Potts, MD, is the 2022 recipient of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented each year to a nominee who demonstrates outstanding organization and leadership qualities in [...]

2022-05-19T12:29:01-05:00May 19th, 2022|General|

Congratulations Class of 2022!

Drs. Tara Gill, Noemi Rico, Oren Feldman-Schultz outside the Coronado Theater. The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford held its 48th Annual Convocation Ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the Coronado Theater in downtown Rockford, IL.  After a two-year hiatus from the downtown event venue, students, faculty, [...]

2022-05-18T09:48:11-05:00May 18th, 2022|General|

Dr. Tsaras receives UICOMR 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award

Geoffrey Tsaras, MD, MPH, received the College of Medicine Rockford’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the Convocation Ceremony on May 7. The award is presented each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated a longstanding history of outstanding interest in our medical students and a strong commitment to medical education. Dr. Geoffrey Tsaras [...]

2022-05-18T09:36:08-05:00May 18th, 2022|General|

Distinguished Community Award presented to SHIELD Illinois team in Rockford

Accepting the award were SHIELD Illinois Operations Manager Shiow-Jiau Yung, Lab General Supervisor Jocelyn Carr, Assistant Dean for Operations Carol Schuster, and Collection Site Supervisor Bella Swan. The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford presented its 2022 Distinguished Community Award to the SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Saliva Testing Collection Site and Laboratory at [...]

2022-05-13T09:28:16-05:00May 13th, 2022|General|

Fox receives Dean’s Distinguished Service Award from College of Medicine executive dean

Geri Fox, MD, MHPE, received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership and service to the University of Illinois College of Medicine as associate dean for wellness curriculum, as well as her record of excellence as a valued clinician, scholar and educator. Fox received the award from Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, [...]

2022-05-09T11:19:35-05:00May 9th, 2022|General|

MBT student Nishtha Pathak receives Chancellor’s Student Service Award

Nishtha Pathak received the UIC Chancellor's Student Service Award the the 50th such ceremony in Chicago. Nishtha Pathak, a student in the UICOMR Master of Science in Medical Biomedical Technology Program, was recently awarded the UIC Chancellor’s Student Service Award. The award honors students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University [...]

2022-04-22T12:47:22-05:00April 20th, 2022|General|
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