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Faculty Win “Innovator of the Year” Awards

April 12, 2018

Several Southern Illinois University Medicine faculty were among those honored as "Innovators of the Year" during the inaugural Illinois Capital Innovation Competition.

Heart-mouth connection

February 26, 2018

Doctors and dentists agree: Oral health isn’t just important for staving off halitosis. It’s also a good indicator of what’s going on in other areas of the body, like your heart.

SIU physician prepared for an Olympic task

February 8, 2018

David Jeong, MD, has achieved an impressive goal this month: He’s made it to the Olympics.

From Clinic to Community: Population Health Focus Strengthens

February 6, 2018

Between birth and age 3, a child’s brain undergoes an impressive amount of change. The brain doubles in size in its first year, and by age three, it reaches 80 percent of its adult volume. This period of a child’s life is the most important for brain development—and it has inspired a new project from SIU Medicine’s Office of Population Science and Policy.
 

Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Clinic

February 1, 2018

A patient says something flirtatious to a physician during a clinical encounter that makes the doctor uncomfortable. It may be inappropriate, but is it sexual harassment? 

Medical Students Learning from Local Physicians

January 30, 2018
Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine January 29 – February 24. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.
 

Fall Prevention with Dr. David Jeong

November 30, 2017

Listen to WMAY's Johnny Molson and SIU Center for Family Medicine's Dr. David Jeong recommend strategies to prevent falls, especially among the elderly.

Dr. Sharon Smaga Named IRHA Physician of Excellence

October 17, 2017

The Illinois Rural Health Association selected Sharon Smaga, MD, professor of family medicine in Carbondale, to receive a 2017 Physician of Excellence Award.

SIU School of Medicine Employees Honored for Service

October 10, 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine honored 56 of its employees for their years of service at campus facilities in Springfield, Decatur and Quincy.  The following employees included:

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