Heather Westrick, financial administrator for the Center for Clinical Research, received the Frank J. Toth Award on April 4th at the SIU School of Medicine Employee Recognition Lunch. This award recognizes non-faculty personnel whose work supports the research mission of the School and is given to honor the memory of Frank Toth, who worked for many years as a chemist for the Environmental Protection Agency. Congratulations to Heather for this well-deserved recognition of her hard work!
Kathleen Campbell, PhD, Surgery, was among those honored by SIU Chancellor Rita Cheng at the Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards, held April 28 at SIU in Carbondale. Campbell is professor and director of audiology research in the Division of Otolaryngology. She received the Scholar Excellence Award, which honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their discipline.
- Cancer in Downstate Illinois (September 2013): This report was jointly prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health's Division of Epidemiologic Studies and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's Simmons Cancer Institute. It documents the cancer incidence, mortality, disparities, care encounters, and survival in the 73 county "downstate Illinois" region.
The Springfield Collaborative for Active Child Health (Springfield Collaborative) is a growing, academic-community partnership dedicated to the prevention and reduction of child obesity, and the improvement of children’s physical activity and nutritional behaviors in central Illinois. Over the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents.
The Center for Clinical Research can help scientists navigate the mazes of clinical trials to make the experience easier and more efficient.
A young physician has a great idea to help patients. But where does he start? A basic researcher is ready to take her research to clinical trials, but she’s never written a protocol. What does she do? An experienced researcher is looking to take his findings to the next level. Where can he turn?
In 2010, a newly centralized group of SIU educators and staff began focusing their efforts on clinical, translational and outcomes research. The SIU Center for Clinical Research (CCR) provides shared services that are difficult to maintain by individual investigators. "Concentrated research support and resources can save costs, produce economy of effort, and it promotes safety and compliance," said Sandra Puczynski, Ph.D., administrative director of the center. "Bringing everyone together made sense."