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Saliva-based COVID-19 Testing Coming Soon for Area Group Settings

A new saliva-based COVID-19 test will be available in the Rockford area approximately late October. It was developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be offered under the name SHIELD Illinois through a partnership with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, which will conduct the laboratory tests in the Rockford [...]

2020-10-02T10:23:45-05:00October 2nd, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Dr. Jeff Smith is New Chair of Department of Medicine

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford has appointed Jeffrey R. Smith, MD, FACC, chair for the Department of Jeffrey Smith, MD Medicine and Medical Specialties. Dr. Smith is a clinical associate professor in the department and has been on the faculty since 1996. Dr. Smith has taught medical students and directed [...]

2020-09-01T17:48:53-05:00September 1st, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

$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|

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|

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|

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Testing Site Information The Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Center on the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave. is open 7 days per week from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This outdoor testing center uses nasal swabs and now allows walk-up testing in addition to the drive through. Please do [...]

2020-10-02T10:25:42-05:00March 13th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|

Rockford Research Identifies Surgical Technique to Help Breast Cancer Patients

Sarah Hagarty, MD A study conducted in Rockford suggests a novel approach can reduce complication rates, pain levels and hospital stays of patients undergoing certain types of breast reconstruction surgery. The lead researcher is Sarah Hagarty, M.D., a clinical assistant professor in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford's Department of Surgery [...]

2020-03-10T10:18:27-05:00March 6th, 2020|General, Uncategorized|
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