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$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|

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 [...]

2020-07-31T10:16:14-05:00May 1st, 2020|General, Research, 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; [...]

2020-07-31T10:15:58-05:00April 27th, 2020|General, Research, 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|
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