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|

The National Center for Rural Health Professions to receive $6.5 million in grant funding

Funds will be used to address persistent and critical health care workforce challenges in rural and underserved communities in the state. The National Center for Rural Health Professions at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford (UICOMR) will receive a grant for nearly $6.5 million over the next five years to fund the Illinois [...]

2022-10-05T17:05:16-05:00September 22nd, 2022|General|

Dr. Joe Ross named Physician of the Year

Joe Ross, MD, associate professor of clinical family medicine, has been named the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians 2022 Physician of the Year. He was selected based on input from his colleagues, peers and patients. Dr. Ross is the first family medicine physician from Rockford to receive this honor and he’s the first from the [...]

2022-09-21T11:18:59-05:00September 21st, 2022|General|

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, we begin our annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s Hispanic Heritage National Theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” This theme “encourages us to ensure that all voices are represented and welcomed to help build stronger communities and a stronger nation.” When first declared on Sept. 17, 1968, the law [...]

2022-09-15T13:31:16-05:00September 15th, 2022|General|

Free continuing medical education program on human trafficking and child abuse offered

Identifying and Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking in a Clinical Setting With TJ Webb, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine “I Think it Was an Accident…” Child Abuse: What You Need to Know With Ray Davis, MD, Clinical Associate Professor and Shannon Krueger, MSN, APN, CPNP SANE-P, Clinical Associate Department [...]

2022-09-07T09:34:34-05:00September 7th, 2022|General|

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|
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