Cutting-edge contributions to the practice of medicine through groundbreaking research in Rockford.
The faculty at the College of Medicine at Rockford has pioneered cutting-edge contributions to the practice of medicine through groundbreaking research, from studies on cancer and neuroendocrinology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences to investigations of community-based health initiatives by the National Center for Rural Health Professions and the Division of Health Policy & Social Science Research. Our Office of Research offers extensive research support to faculty and students by mentoring and connecting students to researchers, consultation on study design, grant writing assistance, statistical assistance, guidance with IRB applications and approvals and resources for potential funding mechanisms.
UIC College of Medicine Rockford’s Office of Research’s mission is to increase student and faculty research productivity through the development of infrastructure and the provision of research opportunities needed for students and faculty.
The laboratories of the Department of Biomedical Sciences are where faculty researchers, supported by post-graduate scientists and students in the Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology and Doctor of Medicine programs, use cutting-edge technology to lay the foundation for tomorrow’s medical advances.
The Division of Health Policy and Social Science Research (HPSSR) is the research division within the Department of Family and Community Medicine. HPSSR consolidates research activities among faculty, researchers, residents and students in the department. The combination of skills, research interests and expertise of the HPSSR team allow for a wide scope of research and services the division is able to offer, particularly in the areas of community-based research, rural health, mental health and broad-based evaluation.
UIC health professions students complete community-oriented primary care research projects through the Rural Health Professions Program of the National Center for Rural Health Professions. In addition, NCRHP faculty and staff mentor medical student research projects, collaborate with researchers around the globe and conduct their own research all with the goal of improving health to rural populations.
UIC students, resident, staff and faculty can get access to thousands of books, journals, databases and tools to assist them in their academic pursuits and research interests. The library staff at the library located on the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford provides one-on-one assistance, workshops, online help and online access to a vast array of resources, including those of the entire UIC library system.
Each spring, campus research is showcased with nearly 100 students and faculty from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, residents from our Family Medicine Residency Program, and others presenting research posters highlighting a wide array of scientific study including basic science, clinical research, social science, community research and clinical cases. Judges select award winners in 16 categories.