Faculty Receive Golden Apple Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty members who were selected by the Class of 2022 to receive Golden Apple Teaching Awards: Phase 1 – Excellence in Teaching Paul Chastain II, PhD Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Simulation Department of Health Sciences Education Phase 2 – Excellence In Clinical Clerkship  Charles R. Welford, MD Clinical Associate Professor, [...]

2022-05-25T09:32:02-05:00May 25th, 2022|General|

Distinguished Service Award presented to Dr. Michael Potts

Dean Alex Stagnaro-Green presents the 2022 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Michael Potts at the Convocation Ceremony. Michael Potts, MD, is the 2022 recipient of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented each year to a nominee who demonstrates outstanding organization and leadership qualities in [...]

2022-05-19T12:29:01-05:00May 19th, 2022|General|

Congratulations Class of 2022!

Drs. Tara Gill, Noemi Rico, Oren Feldman-Schultz outside the Coronado Theater. The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford held its 48th Annual Convocation Ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the Coronado Theater in downtown Rockford, IL.  After a two-year hiatus from the downtown event venue, students, faculty, [...]

2022-05-18T09:48:11-05:00May 18th, 2022|General|

Dr. Tsaras receives UICOMR 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award

Geoffrey Tsaras, MD, MPH, received the College of Medicine Rockford’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the Convocation Ceremony on May 7. The award is presented each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated a longstanding history of outstanding interest in our medical students and a strong commitment to medical education. Dr. Geoffrey Tsaras [...]

2022-05-18T09:36:08-05:00May 18th, 2022|General|

Distinguished Community Award presented to SHIELD Illinois team in Rockford

Accepting the award were SHIELD Illinois Operations Manager Shiow-Jiau Yung, Lab General Supervisor Jocelyn Carr, Assistant Dean for Operations Carol Schuster, and Collection Site Supervisor Bella Swan. The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford presented its 2022 Distinguished Community Award to the SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Saliva Testing Collection Site and Laboratory at [...]

2022-05-13T09:28:16-05:00May 13th, 2022|General|

Fox receives Dean’s Distinguished Service Award from College of Medicine executive dean

Geri Fox, MD, MHPE, received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership and service to the University of Illinois College of Medicine as associate dean for wellness curriculum, as well as her record of excellence as a valued clinician, scholar and educator. Fox received the award from Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, [...]

2022-05-09T11:19:35-05:00May 9th, 2022|General|

MBT student Nishtha Pathak receives Chancellor’s Student Service Award

Nishtha Pathak received the UIC Chancellor's Student Service Award the the 50th such ceremony in Chicago. Nishtha Pathak, a student in the UICOMR Master of Science in Medical Biomedical Technology Program, was recently awarded the UIC Chancellor’s Student Service Award. The award honors students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University [...]

2022-04-22T12:47:22-05:00April 20th, 2022|General|

Research Day Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following Research Day 2022 award winners: Best Basic Science Research Poster Award Sponsored by: Department of Biomedical Sciences Winner: Priyadharshini Vijayakumar Poster Title: Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress Mediated Neurodegeneration Induced by CoCrMo Nanoparticles Best Basic Science Research Poster Award Sponsored by: Thermo Fisher Scientific Winner: Rifika Jain Poster Title: Evaluation of Clofazimine, an anti-leprosy drug, as a potential anti-cancer [...]

2022-04-08T16:51:06-05:00April 8th, 2022|General, Research|

Continuing Lung Cancer Research

Grants will help continue UICOMR lung cancer research projects Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. About 8 million Americans are at high risk for lung cancer, but less than 6 percent will get screened using the best technology currently available, which is low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), a special type of CT [...]

2022-03-22T16:27:26-05:00March 22nd, 2022|General, Research, Uncategorized|

Match Day 2022

In Rockford and across the nation, graduating medical students found out where they will spend the next three to seven years of their medical training on Match Day, Friday, March 18. Fifty-five students from the Class of 2022 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford matched into residency programs in 19 specialties [...]

2022-03-18T13:21:14-05:00March 17th, 2022|General, Uncategorized|
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