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May

May 21 - SIU Faculty and Student Receive Humanism, Teaching Awards -- As part of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s 2015 commencement, Gary Rull, MD, associate professor of internal medicine at SIU School of Medicine, Martha Hlafka, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine, and Sam Hughes, MD, a Class of 2015 graduate, received awards for teaching and humanism.

May 21 - SIU Med School Alzheimer's Educator Honored for Dedication to Elderly -- Greg Kyrouac, director of education and outreach programs at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD), was presented with the 2014 Outstanding Caregiver Award for Older American Act Services by the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA).

May 20 - SIU School of Medicine Faculty Promoted -- Academic promotions have been awarded to 11 faculty members at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the promotions this spring and will be effective July 1.

May 19 - Honor Medical Society Welcomes 14 New Members -- The Eta Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine inducted 14 new members at its spring banquet held May 15 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield.

May 19 - SIU Pharmacology Researchers Receive Awards -- The Department of Pharmacology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has announced three research award winners.

May 19 - Local Cancer Survivor to Speak at World No Tobacco Day -- John Pearson, a head and neck cancer survivor, will be the featured speaker at World No Tobacco Day on Thursday, May 28.

May 18 - SIU Med School Names Distinguished Alumni -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield has honored two of its alumni with its Distinguished Alumni Award.

May 18 - SIU Med School Confers Degrees to Medical Students -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine held commencement exercises for the 41st graduating class on Saturday, May 16, in the Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield.

May 15 - SIU Med School Announces New Lectureship -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will present the John V. Standard Endowed Distinguished Lectureship.

May 14 - HSHS St. John's Hospital and SIU School of Medicine Strengthen Alliance to Advance Women and Children's Healthcare and Teaching in Central and Southern Illinois -- HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and SIU HealthCare (SIU) announced today a comprehensive 10-year alliance designed to expand access to pediatric and women’s health care services as well as solidify the two organization’s joint commitment to teaching and research for the region.

May 14 - 7th Annual Butterfly Release Set at Simmons Cancer Institute -- Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will hold its 7th Annual Butterfly Release at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 in the Thomas Garden of Hope, Simmons Cancer Institute, 315 W. Carpenter St., Springfield. The public is invited to the free event.

May 13 - SIU Med School Honors Employees -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has honored several employees for outstanding professionalism and excellence.

May 13 - SIU School of Medicine Opens Outreach Office in Havana -- Residents of Havana and surrounding communities now have easier access to the resources of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

May 12 - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Opens at SCI -- Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield was recently chosen as one of the sites for a new clinical trial for treatment of prostate cancer therapy.

May 11 - Retired SIU Surgeon Receives Order of Lincoln -- J. Roland Folse, MD, surgeon and the founding chairman of the Department of Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has received the Order of Lincoln, the highest honor bestowed by the state of Illinois.

May 11 - SIU Med School Honors Verhulst as Outstanding Scholar -- Steven Verhulst, PhD, has been named the 2015 Outstanding Scholar at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

May 8 - New MCLI Surgical Skills Lab Named after Dr. Roland Folse -- The Surgical Skills Center in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation has been named after Dr. J. Roland Folse, the first chairman of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.

May 8 - SIU Surgeon Receives National Teaching Award -- Jarrod Wall, MB, BCh, PhD, assistant professor of general surgery and a trauma surgeon at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, received the Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teacher Award at the Association of Surgical Education annual meeting in April.

May 8 - SIU Med Student to Receive U.S. Public Health Service Award -- Jaleen Sims, a graduating senior at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will receive the 2015 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee.

May 8 - SIU School of Medicine to Hold 41st Commencement -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will hold commencement exercises for the 41st graduating class at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield. Seventy physicians and four graduate students will receive degrees.

May 7 - SIU Family Medicine Receives Federal Grant for Quincy -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has received a $650,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand its federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Springfield to include a new access point:  the SIU Quincy Family Medicine Program.

May 4 - SIU Students, Faculty Give Back on Annual Day of Service -- More than 170 SIU School of Medicine students and faculty members will join forces with the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association on Friday, May 8 for the school’s second annual day of service.

May 4 - Springfield Teens Complete SIU Physician Prep Program -- Nine area students will move one step closer to becoming physicians after graduating this month from the Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program, a 4-year program sponsored by SIU School of Medicine and Springfield Public Schools.

May 1 - SIU Students, Post-Graduates Awarded for Research -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine graduate students, medical students, fellows and residents have received top awards in the 25th annual Trainee Research Symposium at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

May 1 - SIU Decatur Family Medicine Appoints New Directors -- – Mark Scott, M.D., has been named medical director/chief medical officer of SIU Decatur Family Medicine, and Jessie Junker, M.D., MBA, will serve as residency director and assistant medical director at the Decatur office, effective May 1. The physicians succeed John Bradley, M.D., who is retiring after 24 years of service.

April

April 30 - Appointments Open for Free Skin Cancer Screenings -- Springfield area residents may schedule a free skin cancer screening between 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois is sponsoring the event at Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine to highlight Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

April 29 - SIU Medical School Elects New Alumni Board Members -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has named two new board members to the school’s Alumni Society Board of Governors. 

April 24 - SIU Med School Community Displays Artistic Side -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine unveiled the 22nd annual edition of SCOPE, a literary magazine produced each year by SIU medical students.

April 22 - SIU Clinical Trial Offers Hope for Emphysema Patients -- Individuals diagnosed with late-stage emphysema may be eligible to participate in a national multi-site study at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

April 20 - SIU Med School Opens Outreach Office in Mattoon -- Residents of Mattoon and surrounding communities now have easier access to SIU resources at the new Southeast Central Illinois Regional Office.

April 17 - Medical Students Working with Local Physicians -- Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine April 17 – May 15, 2015.

April 17 -- SIU School of Medicine Hosts Crash Reenactments at Area High Schools -- Students at several area high schools will experience crash reenactments, presented by ThinkFirst, an injury prevention program offered by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

April 16 - SIU Med School Honors Surgeon, Student as Educators -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has honored a surgeon and medical student for their outstanding achievements as medical educators.

April 15 -- Lifestyle Habits May Influence Alzheimer's Disease Risk -- Are dementia and Alzheimer’s disease preventable? Could your life choices cause Alzheimer’s disease? These questions and more will be discussed at the 8th Annual Scientific Conference on Healthy Brain Aging.

April 9 - Alzheimer's Providers, Caregivers Appeal to Citizens for Help -- Thousands of Illinoisans could soon lose access to care and resources provided by the Memory and Aging Network, a system of providers who care for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients, led by the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD).

April 8 - SIU Professor to Speak at Lincoln Funeral Coalition Symposium -- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine physician and professor Christine Todd, M.D., is a participating speaker at a presentation to honor the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral.

April 6 - Sixth Annual Women's Power Lunch Features LeAnn Thieman -- The 2015 Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer will feature LeAnn Thieman, one of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series’ most prolific authors. Proceeds from the 6th annual event will benefit cancer research at Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

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

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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