UICOMR researchers study barriers to COVID-19 vaccination in rural northern and central Illinois

Dr. Manorama Khare A mistrust of science and a lack of confidence in vaccine safety are barriers to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study conducted by University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford researchers among residents in rural Northern and Central Illinois. Results of this research appear in the latest issue [...]

2022-11-10T16:33:23-06:00November 10th, 2022|General, Research|

Underrepresented in Medicine Student Research Program welcomes first medical student researcher

Danielle Rossell, a second-year medical student, is the first student selected for the UICOMR’s Underrepresented in Medicine Student Research Program. Danielle Rossell This program provides medical students from groups who are underrepresented in medicine an opportunity to engage in a research project under the mentorship of experienced researchers and principal investigators. According to [...]

2022-08-30T16:37:48-05:00August 30th, 2022|General, Research|

Rockford researchers seek better therapies for skin cancer

Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford are investigating therapies for melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer responsible for more than 7,000 deaths last year in the U.S. alone. Neelu Puri, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is leading a team of researchers that includes students in [...]

2022-08-19T09:43:04-05:00August 19th, 2022|General, Research|

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|
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