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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 [...]

2020-05-22T09:31:26-05:00May 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|

Award Winners for Research Day 2020

Below are the list of award winners for the 25th Annual Research Day. View the whole list of all of the research projects here. Best Basic Science Research Poster Award Sponsored by Department of Biomedical Sciences Valeria Melendez Hebib Evaluation of the Potency and Efficacy of a Human Lymphatic Filariasis Vaccine, rBmHAXT [...]

2020-05-01T09:57:12-05:00May 1st, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Research Day 2020

Congratulations to all of the researchers selected to participate in Research Day 2020. Nearly a hundred posters were submitted, dozens of judges reviewed them and award winners were selected -- all online. View the program here: Research Day 2020 Program Other research posters included: Primary Author; *James Scholar; [...]

2020-04-30T18:35:00-05:00April 27th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Testing at UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford

A drive-through COVID-19 Community Based Triage, Testing, and Transfer Site (CBTTTS) opened at the UIC Health Sciences Campus - Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave. on April 24. The CBTTTS is a collaborative effort with federal, state, and local partners, including the National Guard, Illinois Department of Public Health, Winnebago County Emergency Operations Center and the UIC [...]

2020-04-25T13:04:02-05:00April 25th, 2020|General|

New Head of Family and Community Medicine

Joseph P. Garry, MD, FAAFP, FACSM Program Director The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford welcomes Joseph P. Garry, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, as visiting professor of clinical family medicine and interim head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He will start April 1. Dr. Garry most recently was an associate professor [...]

2020-05-22T13:57:19-05:00March 22nd, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Updates

Volunteers Needed – Revised April 3, 2020 This message has been edited for clarification and better functionality of the email link to sign up as a volunteer. A message from Dean Alex Stagnaro-Green to University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford students, staff and faculty: Although we truly hope that Winnebago County will not [...]

2020-04-03T09:09:20-05:00March 13th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Rockford Research Identifies Surgical Technique to Help Breast Cancer Patients

Sarah Hagarty, MD A study conducted in Rockford suggests a novel approach can reduce complication rates, pain levels and hospital stays of patients undergoing certain types of breast reconstruction surgery. The lead researcher is Sarah Hagarty, M.D., a clinical assistant professor in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford's Department of Surgery [...]

2020-03-10T10:18:27-05:00March 6th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Rockford Researcher Takes Home Harris Award for Orthopaedic Research

Dr. Bijukumar received the 2020 Harris Award at the Orthopaedic Research Society conference in Phoenix, Arizona.Divya Bijukumar, Ph.D., received the 2020 William H. Harris, MD Award at the Orthopaedic Research Society conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on February 10, 2020. The award is given to an individual based on the quality and scientific merit of [...]

2020-02-21T17:25:35-06:00February 19th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|