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November 28, 2006                                           

Dr. Jessie A. Junker Dr. Jessie Junker portrait has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Decatur as an associate professor of family and community medicine.

Most recently, she was on the faculty as associate professor of family medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine (1988-2006) and program director of family medicine residency at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency in Wilmington, N.C. (2002-06).

She completed a master’s of business administration at UNC’s Cameron School of Business (1999) and a faculty development fellowship in family medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.  Junker completed her family medicine residency at SIU’s program in Quincy (1987).  She earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (1984) and bachelor’s in medical sciences at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (1981).

Junker is board certified in family practice by the American Board of Family Practice.  Her memberships include the American College of Physician Executives and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  She has published numerous journal articles and has received several academic achievement and teaching awards.

A native of Merrill, Wis., Junker now lives in Decatur with her husband.