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CARE Program gives former inmates access to health care

Jordan Vold, PA-C The Compassionate Appreciation for Recovery in Everyone (CARE) Program is growing and thriving in its second year of existence. The CARE Program, which offers mental health and substance use disorder treatment for formerly incarcerated people upon their release, has also received additional funding from the Winnebago County Community Mental Health [...]

2022-12-01T14:23:25-06:00December 1st, 2022|General|

Awards Presented at National Rural Health Day Celebration

Diane Potts, UICOMR assistant director of curriculum outreach and development, gives Kristen Green, MD, the 2022 Rural Health Hero Award. The National Center for Rural Health Professions at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford presented Rural Health Hero Awards at its annual National Rural Health Day on November 17. Crawford Memorial [...]

2022-11-18T17:23:04-06:00November 17th, 2022|General|

UICOMR researchers report perceptions first-year residents have about virtual interviews

 Dr. Annette Hays Virtual interviews do a fair job at conveying what a residency program is like, but there’s room for improvement, according to first-year medical residents who interviewed virtually in programs around the U.S. surveyed by University of Illinois College of Medicine. The results of the study appear in the journal Family Medicine. [...]

2022-11-10T16:36:28-06:00November 10th, 2022|General|

UICOMR researchers study barriers to COVID-19 vaccination in rural northern and central Illinois

Dr. Manorama Khare A mistrust of science and a lack of confidence in vaccine safety are barriers to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study conducted by University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford researchers among residents in rural Northern and Central Illinois. Results of this research appear in the latest issue [...]

2022-11-10T16:33:23-06:00November 10th, 2022|General, Research|

Deans Richards and Schuster earn Rockford Chamber of Commerce Awards

 Carol Schuster, MS, RHIA, CHPS and Maureen Richards, PhD Two UICOMR assistant deans took home awards from the Rockford Chamber of Commerce at its Pow(h)er Conference on November 3. Maureen Richards, PhD, assistant dean for medical education and evaluation, received the 2022 Excellence in Leadership Award. Dr. Richards has contributed greatly to the [...]

2022-11-07T16:45:50-06:00November 7th, 2022|General|

UICOMR researcher studies health disparities in autism experienced by racial and ethnic minority families

Yovia Xu, PhD, is exploring innovative methods of leveraging technology to address health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minority families of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder thanks to a $600,000 research grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living. Dr. Xu is a University of Illinois College of [...]

2022-10-26T15:57:45-05:00October 26th, 2022|General|

IPHA and National Center for Rural Health Professions awarded $3 million grant for community health worker program

Hana Hinkle, PhD, MPH The Illinois Public Health Association, in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s National Center for Rural Health Professions, received a $3 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to establish the Illinois Community Health Worker HelpGuideThrive Program. This statewide initiative will recruit and [...]

2022-10-18T16:19:11-05:00October 18th, 2022|General|

Dr. Hinkle named assistant dean for rural health professions and NCRHP director

Hana Hinkle, PhD, MPH Hana Hinkle, PhD, MPH, has been named assistant dean for Rural Health Professions and director of the National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP). In her new role, Dr. Hinkle will provide leadership for operations, strategic planning, research and curriculum. She’ll also provide oversight for several initiatives, including the [...]

2022-10-11T16:42:25-05:00October 11th, 2022|General|

National Center for Rural Health Professions redesignated as a WHO Collaborating Center

For the next four years, the National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP) will continue to be a World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) collaborating center for medical education and primary health care. It’s one of three centers in North America. Hana Hinkle, PhD, MPH, serves as director of the collaborating center. “This means we [...]

2022-10-04T15:30:29-05:00October 4th, 2022|General|

SHIELD COVID-19 Community Testing Site moves off campus

The SHIELD Illinois community testing site for COVID-19 is no longer operating at the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford. The site has relocated to Providence Baptist Church, 2209 Clifton Ave., in Rockford. Most of the current community testing site employees have moved to the new site. The Clifton Ave. site opened Monday. Hours at the Clifton [...]

2022-09-26T16:31:52-05:00September 26th, 2022|General|
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