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|

Rockford researchers look to licorice for promising cancer treatments

Licorice is more than a candy people either love or hate – it may play a role in preventing or treating certain types of cancer, according to researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. Gnanasekar Munirathinam, PhD, and his research team are studying substances derived from the licorice plant Glycyrrhiza glabra to [...]

2022-03-07T09:38:39-06:00March 2nd, 2022|General, Research|

Researcher receives NIH grant to study nanomaterial approach to deliver drug therapies to retina

Divya Bijukumar, PhD The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health awarded a $159,000 R03 grant over two years to principal investigator Divya Bijukumar, PhD, to design and develop a novel technology to more effectively deliver therapeutic agents in the eye. Many retinal diseases, such as diabetic [...]

2022-02-23T08:04:12-06:00February 23rd, 2022|General, Research|

Rockford Researchers Studying Promising Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Dr. Xue-Jun Li Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford found promising results in their search for a treatment to stop nerve cell degeneration that happens in some types of disorders, such as hereditary spastic paraplegia and Parkinson’s disease, which can cause significant disability. The research, published in the journal Brain, [...]

2022-02-07T09:47:53-06:00February 7th, 2022|General, Research|

The UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford announces the 27th Annual Research Day Call for Abstracts. All students, staff, residents, faculty and health care professionals are invited to participate! Research Day is intended as a forum to highlight research conducted at the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford, as well as affiliated and regional institutions. Literature reviews and program implementation [...]

2022-01-05T13:10:56-06:00January 5th, 2022|General, Research|

Innovation Grant Awarded to Create Interprofessional Patient Discharge Simulation

Funding from the UIC-OSF Community Health Advocacy Program will allow a team of researchers that includes faculty from University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford to develop standardized simulation activities with the goal of helping new health profession students develop valuable skills in discharging patients. The hope is that such simulations and interprofessional education will [...]

2021-12-16T14:04:02-06:00December 1st, 2021|Research, Uncategorized|

James Scholar Project Accepted for Presentation

Jordan Saeed Congratulations to fourth-year medical student Jordan Saeed whose James Scholar project entitled Impact of Visible Tattoos on Patients’ Confidence in Healthcare Providers as Measured in a Medical School Population was accepted for presentation at the Urgent Care Association (UCA) Annual Convention 2021, originally scheduled to take place in New Orleans this October. Unfortunately the [...]

2021-09-09T09:58:32-05:00September 8th, 2021|General, Research, Uncategorized|

Medical Student to Present at 90th Annual Plastic Surgery Meeting

Congratulations to Sydney Mathis, MD candidate 2024, whose submission entitled Same-Day Virtual Reality Surgical Planning and Intraoperative Navigation: A New Surgical Workflow for Craniofacial Trauma and Reconstruction was accepted for presentation at the 90th Annual Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2021, taking place in Atlanta this Octo Sydney Mathis, M2 ber. The Office of [...]

2021-07-27T14:51:05-05:00July 27th, 2021|General, Research|
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