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March

March 31 - Camp COCO Golf Outing Planned for June 12 -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine invites golfers to form teams for the annual charity golf outing benefiting the Camp COCO Children’s Cancer Fund.

March 26 - Oral Cancer Survivor: 'I Caused My Cancer'; SCI Hosts Free Cancer Screenings - John Pearson speaks through an electrolarynx with an oral adapter. His distinct voice, generated through a handheld device, is a constant reminder of the throat cancer he was diagnosed with in 2009 after smoking cigarettes for 25 years.

March 23 - SCI Speaker to Share the Healing Power of Laughter -- – Kathleen Passanisi, a National Speakers Association Hall of Fame presenter who specializes in therapeutic humor, will deliver the keynote address at a free public symposium on cancer survivorship at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

March 20 - SIU Med Students, Residency Programs Meet Their Match -- Senior medical students in the graduating Class of 2015 at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine received results from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) on Friday, March 20, at the same time other U.S. medical students learned their matches to postgraduate training programs.

March 17 - SIU Geriatric Research Scientist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award -- The Endocrine Society presented winners of the organization's prestigious 2015 Laureate Awards this week during its annual meeting in San Diego.

March 17 - Enos Students' Artwork to be Displayed at SIU Med School -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will host an art fair featuring Enos Elementary School students’ artwork Thursday, March 19 through Thursday, March 26.

March 16 - Junaia P. Carter, MD, 5k Race Set for April 11 -- - Medical students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will host the 4th Annual Junaia P. Carter, MD, 5k Race at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Washington Park in Springfield.

March 16 - SIU HealthCare Opens New OB/GYN Clinic -- Women seeking general obstetrics and gynecology care will benefit from a new clinic at SIU HealthCare, the clinics of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

March 9 - Colorectal Cancer Awareness Program Set for March 24 -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Department of Surgery and Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) physicians will provide information on the prevention, early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at SCI, 315 W. Carpenter Street in Springfield. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

March 3 - New SCI Group Offers Support During Transition to Life After Loss -- “Moving Forward” is a new support group for people who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. The group will meet from 9 – 10 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 315 West Carpenter Street in Springfield.

March 2 - SIU Med School Professor to Deliver Ebola Update in Free Program -- Janak Koirala, MD, professor and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will deliver a presentation detailing the Ebola virus, the state of the crisis and the best methods of prevention.

February

February 26 - Free Colorectal Cancer Home Test Kits Available -- The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois will distribute free colorectal cancer home test kits on several dates and locations during March to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.

February 23 - Medical Innovators Program Releases Second Video in Series -- The Sangamon County Medical Society has released the second video in a series that highlights the innovation and research achievements within the local medical community.

February 20 - Medical Students Working with Local Physicians -- Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine February 20 – March 20, 2015. The students are participating in the School’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

February 12 - SIU Med School Seeks Participants for "Chemobrain" Study -- Patients who undergo chemotherapy may suffer from a condition known as “chemobrain,” a relatively new term that refers to a decrease in memory and the ability to focus. Many who experience chemobrain describe it as a “thick brain fog.”

February 12 - Job Opportunities Available at SIU Med School -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will host an open house on Tuesday, March 24 to highlight the clinical career opportunities available at the school.

February 9 - SIU Urology Receives Grant to Develop Erectile Dysfunction Device -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Division of Urology has received a $65,868 grant from American Medical Systems, Inc. to support the development of a novel physiologic prosthesis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

February 9 - SIU Med School Presents Stauffer Healthcare Management Summit -- A daylong educational summit on the “Future Quality & Efficiency in Musculoskeletal Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at Memorial’s Center for Learning and Innovation, Springfield.

February 3 - Used iPods May Benefit Dementia Patients -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield is accepting donations of new or used iPods and chargers to help enrich the lives of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

February 3 - SIU Teams with UIS Athletics to Block Cancer's Shot -- The University of Illinois at Springfield and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine are teaming up to fight against cancer this Valentine’s Day at a special “Pink Out” basketball game.

January

January 30 - SIU Med School Hosts Diabetes U Classes -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is hosting interactive group classes to help individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

January 27 - Medical Innovators Program Releases First Video in Series; features SIU psychiatrist's depression therapy -- The Sangamon County Medical Society has released the first video in a series that highlights the innovation and research achievements within the local medical community.

January 15 - SIU Med School Urges Women to Schedule Cervical Cancer Screenings -- Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine aims to raise awareness of cervical health and aid in early detection of cervical cancer by encouraging women to schedule appropriate screenings.

January 14 - Summer Internships Available at Simmons Cancer Institute -- College students interested in a career in medicine or cancer research are invited to apply for one of four internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

January 9 - Medical Students Working with Local Physicians -- Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine January 9 – February 6, 2015.

January 8 - SIU School of Medicine, Institute for Plastic Surgery supports Kidzeum of Health and Science with a $75,000 gift. The donation will support the creation of an interactive hand exhibit, one of 100 engagements that exist within the Healthy Body Gallery. View Release

January 5 - Associate Dean Named Chair of National Research Committee -- Linda Toth, Ph.D., associate dean for research and faculty affairs and professor of pharmacology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has been appointed the chair of the Group on Research Advancement and Development’s (GRAND) Steering Committee.

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