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American Heart Month: Good Eating for Happy Hearts

February 15, 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. These new heart healthy recipes will warm your heart and shake up the winter blahs.

Aspects of a Learner: Dr. Sudhakar Shenoy

February 13, 2018

Learn more about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry resident Dr. Sudhakar Shenoy, Class of 2019.

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.

Culinary Medicine Aims to Cook Up Nutritional Solutions

February 8, 2018
A new collaboration between the Lincoln Land Community College Culinary Institute and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine aims to blend the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine.
 

'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.
 

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