New director to guide medical students on their road to residency

Jason Goode, EdD The Office of Student Affairs welcomes Jason Goode, EdD, as director of student affairs-career services. In this role, he will continue and expand the programs developed by Stephanie Calato, MS, who was promoted to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, that help medical students prepare for and select a career path [...]

2023-01-31T16:19:26-06:00January 31st, 2023|General|

Keeping and training Rockford medical students in Family Medicine for practice in Rockford area goal of new grant-funded program

Garcia (pictured left) and Wojciehowski (pictured right), who are both in the Rural Medical Education Program, are the first two students accepted into the Integrated Family Medicine Residency Program. Reilly Wojciehowski and Holly Garcia, fourth-year University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford medical students, will have a more direct path to becoming family [...]

2023-01-27T14:38:28-06:00January 25th, 2023|General|

Proof of Concept Award helps move lymphatic filariasis vaccine closer to widespread use

  Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, DVM, PhD The UIC Office of Technology Management and Office of the Vice Chancellor of Innovation granted a $50,000 Proof of Concept Award to further develop the LFGuardTM vaccine for lymphatic filariasis developed by Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, DVM, PhD, at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. Dr. Ramaswamy will [...]

2023-01-12T16:08:55-06:00January 12th, 2023|General|

LEAD Medicine Program aims to interest kids in health careers

Medical student Christoph Grice teaches kids at the STEAM Academy at Haskell about medical careers. Many kids have visions of becoming an astronaut or firefighter, but several University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford medical students also want them to know about opportunities in the medical field. The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois [...]

2023-01-10T16:11:15-06:00January 10th, 2023|General|

Volunteers provide Golden Connections to older adults

Many pharmacy and medical students on campus volunteer to connect with Rockford-area seniors to help them stay healthy.   For nearly three years, students, faculty and staff from both undergraduate and professional programs at University of Illinois Chicago have made almost 3,500 phone calls to older adults in the community through Golden Connections, [...]

2023-01-04T16:27:01-06:00January 4th, 2023|General|

Non-essential operations closed Thursday, Dec. 22

Due to a winter storm warning, the UIC Health Sciences Campus- Rockford will close non-essential operations beginning at 7 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22. Employees working in essential areas such as patient care and those who support campus infrastructure, including but not limited to facilities management, custodial and grounds, are expected to report to work during inclement [...]

2022-12-21T13:51:23-06:00December 21st, 2022|General|

Researchers recommend policymakers include absolute risk reduction in COVID-19 vaccine distribution policy

Dr. Howard Waitzkin Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, an adjunct professor in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties and a distinguished professor emeritus in the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center and Department of Sociology, is joint first author of a newly released research article [...]

2022-12-20T16:17:40-06:00December 20th, 2022|General|

Dr. Kalachandran joins Rockford Family Medicine Residency Program faculty

Sallini Kalachandran, MD   The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford welcomes Sallini Kalachandran, MD, as an assistant professor of clinical family medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Kalachandran is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at UICOMR Family Medicine [...]

2022-12-07T17:14:04-06:00December 6th, 2022|General|

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 [...]

2022-12-07T17:14:51-06:00December 1st, 2022|General|

Tori Allen receives UIC Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service

Tori Allen Tori Allen, a medical education program specialist in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Office of Medical Education and Evaluation, received the Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service from the University of Illinois Chicago on November 15. The Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service is an accolade [...]

2022-12-07T17:12:36-06:00November 23rd, 2022|General|
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