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April

April 14 - SIU Med School Administrator Appointed to Healthcare Executives Council of Regents -- An administrator at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

April 10 - Simmons Cancer Institute to Offer Yoga Class for Better Night's Sleep -- Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will offer a yoga class for cancer patients, their families and caregivers to help reduce stress, relax and fall asleep naturally.          

April 10 - SIU Fertility and IVF Center Hosts Events During National Infertility Awareness Week -- One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility, and it is a difficult journey both physically and psychologically in a couple’s quest to conceive.

April 9 - Events Set to Present 21th Edition of SIU Med School Literary Magazine -- The 21th annual edition of SCOPE, the literary arts magazine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will be published this month.

April 7 - SIU Med School, St. John’s Hospital Use MRI for Accurate, Painless Prostate Cancer Detection -- Men undergoing an evaluation for possible prostate cancer now have access to an advanced technique to manage the disease: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the prostate.

April 3 - SIU Med School Sponsors Cultural Education Program on “Lost Springfield -- A special lunchtime presentation will be held Wednesday, April 9 at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.


March

March 28 - SIU med students to host annual AMA 5K race -- The Junaia P. Carter M.D. 5K Race, organized by medical students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Washington Park in Springfield. 

March 25 - Doctor receives grant to study breast reconstruction -- A resident physician at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield has been awarded a two-year federal grant from the Plastic Surgery Foundation to study fat grafting in breast cancer treatment and reconstruction.

March 21 - SIU School of Medicine seniors and residency programs get Match Day news -- Senior medical students in the graduating Class of 2014 at SIU were given results Friday from the National Resident Matching Program.

March 20 - Grant will support DNA analysis research to personalize cancer treatments at SIU -- Physicians at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU have received $58,900 in grant funding to study “personalized” treatment for cancer patients using their own DNA.

March 19 - SIU med school to dispay Enos school artwork -- Artwork by Enos Elementary School students will be exhibited Thursday, March 20 through Wednesday, April 2 in the main lobby (second floor) of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield.

March 18 - Humorist Kathleen Passanisi to speak at 5th Annual Women's Power Lunch -- The 5th Annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer, benefiting cancer research at Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will feature Hall of Fame Speaker Kathleen Passanisi whose work in the field of therapeutic humor has been featured in the New York Times, US News and World Report, Working Woman and other nationally-known publications.

March 13 - SIU med school and Memorial Medical Center sponsor 19th Annual Wound Care Symposium -- An educational seminar on wound care will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Illinois Education Association Professional Development Center, 3440 Liberty Drive, Springfield.

March 7 - Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU offers free head and neck cancer screenings -- People who smoke or chew tobacco, consume alcohol regularly, or have a family history of head and neck cancer are invited to a free head and neck cancer screening sponsored by Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University.

March 5 - Free colorectal cancer testing kits available through RCPIL -- The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois (RCPIL) will provide free colorectal cancer home screening kits for individuals age 50 and older on selected dates in March at two Springfield locations.

March 3 - Scientist receives grant for OB-GYN cancer study -- A physician at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield has been awarded a two-year federal grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a diagnostic technique for gynecological cancer.

February

February 28 - SIU Med School to Hold Employment Open House in Springfield -- Opportunities for clinical jobs will be highlighted at an employment open house from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, sponsored by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

February 25 - SIU Med School Physician Receives Certification -- Dr. Kathy D. Swafford, assistant professor of pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has been certified in child abuse pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

February 21 - SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians -- Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine February 21 – March 21, 2014. The students are participating in the School’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

February 19 - SIU Med School Announces Scholarship Awards - Nine medical students have received Alumni Scholarship awards at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The awards are given annually to third- or fourth-year medical students.

February 19 - SIU Psychologist Offers Tips to Couples Dealing with Cancer -- Facing a cancer diagnosis is stressful, but not just for individuals. Illness may have the greatest effect on long-term partnerships, said Patricia Fank, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

February 18 - SIU Faculty Physicians Named "Best Doctors" -- Twenty-three faculty physicians at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine are included in Best Doctors® in America 2014 database.

February 6 - SIU Decatur Family Physicians Receives Recognition for Patient-Centered Care -- SIU HealthCare’s Family Physicians in Decatur has received recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Standard 2011 from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health-care quality.

February 4 - SIU Med School Announces Kurt Heisler Scholarship Award -- Trenton Grimm, a fourth-year student from West Frankfort, has been awarded the 2014 Kurt Heisler, M.D., Scholarship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. 

January

January 30 - Curing Childhood Cancer License Plate Design Unveiled -- State Senator Andy Manar joined by Jennifer Pramuk and her daughter Zoe, Dr. Gregory Brandt, associate professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and representatives of the Children’s Oncology Network and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital unveiled the design of the new Curing Childhood Cancer license plate today at the SIU HealthCare Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

January 27 - SIU School of Medicine Launches First Hand Transplant Program in Illinois -- The Institute for Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine has launched the first clinical hand transplant program in Illinois for patients who have suffered from an amputation of their upper extremity.

January 24 - SIU rural health director completes executive leadership training -- Kimberly Sanders, director of SIU School of Medicine’s Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development, recently completed a leadership training session at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

January 22 - SIU med school sets black history month activities -- Black History Month will be celebrated with two programs in February at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

January 21 - SIU Office of Community Health invites public to discuss county health ranking -- Sangamon County ranked as one of the unhealthiest counties in the state last year, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

January 21 - Comedian, Cancer Survivor to Headline SIU Event -- Scott Burton, an award-winning comedian who has performed with Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld is the keynote speaker for a free public symposium on cancer survivorship.

January 17 - SIU med school receives NIH grant to study genetics of aging -- A research scientist at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield has been awarded a five-year federal grant from the National Institutes Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health to study a potential aging gene.

January 15 - Memorial Health System, SIU HealthCare Launch Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance -- Memorial Health System and Southern Illinois University HealthCare have launched a new partnership designed to develop innovative solutions for improving healthcare access, quality, safety and community outcomes across the region.

January 15 - SCI 'Freedom From Smoking' classes now offered to businesses -- Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield will offer smoking cessation courses to area businesses at their locations by appointment starting in March. Group rates are available.

January 13 - SCI summer intern program begins sixth year -- Summer internships will be offered for the sixth summer at Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Four positions will be awarded to qualified undergraduate college students who plan a career in medicine or research with a focus on cancer.

January 10 - Free cervical cancer screenings event for uninsured women set -- Free cervical cancer screenings are available to uninsured women through a program offered by the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, St. John’s Hospital and Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

January 10 - SIU med students working with local physicians -- Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine January 10 – February 7, 2014.

January 7 - SIU medical school physician treats sleep deprivation -- Many people are proud of the fact that they accomplish more in a day than their peers, but are they making time for a good night’s sleep?

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