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Saliva-based COVID-19 Testing Coming Soon for Area Group Settings

A new saliva-based COVID-19 test will be available in the Rockford area approximately late October. It was developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be offered under the name SHIELD Illinois through a partnership with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, which will conduct the laboratory tests in the Rockford [...]

2020-10-02T10:23:45-05:00October 2nd, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Medical Student Research Accepted for Presentation

Fourth-year medical student Akash Khurana’s research Akash Khurana, M4 has been accepted for a poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology National Conference in October. His project, “Follow-up Outcomes in Celiac Disease Patients Followed at a Large, Community-Based Gastroenterology Practice” assessed whether patients who were referred to a dietitian had significant differences [...]

2020-09-25T16:39:20-05:00September 25th, 2020|General, Research|

Dr. Jeff Smith is New Chair of Department of Medicine

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford has appointed Jeffrey R. Smith, MD, FACC, chair for the Department of Jeffrey Smith, MD Medicine and Medical Specialties. Dr. Smith is a clinical associate professor in the department and has been on the faculty since 1996. Dr. Smith has taught medical students and directed [...]

2020-09-01T17:48:53-05:00September 1st, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Dr. Jones Named Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford announces the appointment of Alesia Jones, PhD, as interim assistant dean for diversity and inclusion. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and serves as the director of behavioral science for the Family Medicine Residency Program. A licensed clinical psychologist, [...]

2020-08-12T10:43:52-05:00August 12th, 2020|General|

$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|
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