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SIU School of Medicine, Institute for Plastic Surgery supports Kidzeum of Health and Science with a $75,000 gift

(Springfield, IL) –Thanks to a $75,000 donation from the doctors of SIU School of Medicine Institute of Plastic Surgery, an interactive hand exhibit will be one of the 100 engagements that exist within the Healthy Body Gallery.
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The Interactive Hand Exhibit will be located within the 40-foot tall, 3-story child that makes up the Healthy Body Gallery.  The main message of the Interactive Hand Exhibit is to demonstrate how strong muscles and tendons work together with your bones to help your hand move.  Kidzeum visitors will use a series of levers and controls to move an oversized had and grasp a ball. Click on image for larger view

“Kidzeum is extremely grateful to SIU School of Medicine and the doctors of its Institute for Plastic Surgery for supporting the Interactive Hand. Our hands do so much for us. They are capable of a wide variety of functions: touching, grasping, feeling, holding, manipulating, caressing, and more. They are a vitally important part of who we are and how we see ourselves,” said Kidzeum Board President, Rachael Thomson.

Created in 1973, The Institute for Plastic Surgery is an academic surgical practice offering specialized medical and surgical care to adults and children in central and southern Illinois.  It is committed to achieving the highest standard of excellence in all areas of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.  The Institute is known nationally and internationally for its work in many areas including microsurgery, hand surgery and therapy, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, and specialized care in the treatment of burns and problem wounds.

The Kidzeum of Health & Science will be located in the nationally registered, historic buildings at 412, 414 and 416 East Adams Street. The Kidzeum of Health and Science will be designed with a focus on fun and learning and upon completion of its Vital for Our Youth Campaign; Kidzeum will be a three story, 25,000 square foot children’s museum dedicated to teaching children of all abilities about health and science through discovery and play. The Kidzeum has raised $5.4 million of its $6.8 million dollar goal.  Slated to open in late fall 2015.

 

SIU - Leaders in Sexual Medicine

Tobias Kohler, MD Kevin McVary, MD

Tobias Kohler,MD

Kevin McVary,MD

From November 20-23 in Miama Florida, the premiere international symposium regarding Sexual Medicine occurred as part of the SMSNA - Sexual Medicine Society of North America. This year Dr. Tobias Köhler was the scientific program chair putting together a noteworthy scientific program. Dr Köhler and Dr Kevin McVary both gave podium presentations on topics including education, testosterone use, penile implants and treatment for Urinary problems. In addition, Dr. Michael Butcher, the current SIU andrology fellow, gave several presentations and was awarded best abstract for his project entitled "Delayed ejaculation remains a recalcitrant condition". Three SIU residents - Drs. Randy Sulaver, Mike Kottwitz, and Brad Stevenson were involved with moderated poster presentations. Dr Köhler was also senior author on award winning podium abstract on penile implants. Finally, SIU medical student Brittney Hannerhoff won the best essay contest in 2 of the 3 available categories. For the best case reports category Brittney won with her essay on Fungal infections of penile implants. For best male health essay, she also won for her essay on Long acting bupivacaine decreases peri-ioperative narcotic requirements in men undergoing penile prosthesis implantation. In all, 10 presentations were given by SIU faculty, residents and medical students at this year's SMSNA meeting.

 

21st Century Cures Roundtable with Kevin McVary, MD, Congressmen John Shimkus, and Rodney Davis

Congressmen John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) and Rodney Davis (R-Illinois-13) heard from medical experts and patient advocates today during a roundtable discussion of how to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of new cures and treatments. The event, part of the Energy and Commerce Committee Cures initiative, was hosted by the SIU School of Medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Urology Faculty Resident Teaching Awards:

2014 Urology Faculty Medical Student Teaching Awards:

2014 Urology Resident Medical Student Teaching Awards:

 

MRI Now Used to Detect Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancers among men and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it's one of the deadliest.

"Prostate cancer is probably 60 to 70% of patients I see," said Dr. Shaheen Alanee, Director of SIU Urologic Oncology.

Dr. Alanee says developing prostate cancer depends primarily on your race, age, and your family history.

"If you have a male who has a father or a brother that was diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age, then his chance of having prostate cancer is two to four times higher than everyone else in the population," said Dr. Alanee.

More on this story here...

 

Dr. Ahmed El-Zawahry, Assistant Professor in the Division of Urology, recently received the Best Reviewer Award from among 3,000 fellow reviewers by the editors of The Journal of Urology.  The selection was based on the volume, timeliness and quality of his reviews. 
Congratulations, Dr. El-Zawahry.