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 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 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 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?