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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.

'Just Medicine' Author to Discuss Racial Bias in Health Care

February 6, 2018
Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health care disparities, argues author and lawyer Dayna Bowen Matthew.

Advances in Sickle Cell Disease

February 6, 2018

Sickle cell disease is painful, leads to a high incidence of stroke and carries with it a much shorter life expectancy than the average person living in the developed world. Andrew Wilber, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at SIU School of Medicine, and his team are working to change that.

Radical Change: Y3T a Success

February 6, 2018

Summer 2017 marked the end of the first year of the new third year curriculum. Dubbed the Year 3 Transformation, (Y3T), it was the first update to the SIU School of Medicine curriculum in more than a dozen years, developed through a $577,000 Macy Foundation grant awarded in 2014.

Moving the Dial

February 6, 2018

As a pediatrician, Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, ’11, was trained to focus on the children seen in his clinic. Now his task has expanded to healing entire segments of Illinois’ population. It’s a role he has been preparing for most of his life.

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.
 

Simmons Cancer Institute Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications

January 16, 2018
Applications for the 2018 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University Medicine are now being accepted through March 15.

The art of mindfulness: An expert’s 3-step guide to embrace the present

January 8, 2018

Could changing the way you think for a few moments a day lead to a healthier you? SIU Medicine’s certified mindfulness-based stress reduction expert Ruta Kulys says yes! Mindfulness training influences health through stress reduction pathways, which, in turn, leads to improved health.

Medical School Accredited With Commendation for Continuing Medical Education

December 6, 2017

SIU School of Medicine received the distinguished status “Accreditation with Commendation” from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME ®) as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

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