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Simmons Cancer Institute to Provide Free Oral Cancer Screenings

March 20, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – Head and neck cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, but if found at an early stage, there is an 80 percent survival rate, according to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.  

SIU Med Students, Residency Programs Meet Their Match

March 15, 2019

Senior medical students in the graduating Class of 2019 at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine received results from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) on Friday, March 15, at the same time other U.S.

Integrative Medicine Q & A

March 14, 2019

Dr. Clasina Leslie Smith, director of integrative medicine and culinary medicine, answers some questions about SIU's new Integrative Medicine Clinic.  

Free Home Test Kits for Colorectal Cancer Available

March 4, 2019

The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois will distribute free colorectal cancer home screening test kits on several dates and locations during March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.

'Doll Clinic' Teaches Children Importance of Doctor-Patient Roles, TLC

February 28, 2019

Carbondale, Illinois ─ SIU School of Medicine Physician Assistant students will be examining baby dolls and stuffed animals for preschool children during two “Doll Clinics” at 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m., on Wednesday, March 6. The clinics will be held at SIU Head Start, 907 N.

SIU Surgeon Named 'Master Educator in Endoscopy'

February 28, 2019

SIU surgeon John Mellinger, MD, FACS, is the 2019 recipient of the SAGES Foundation’s Ponsky Master Educator in Endoscopy Award.

Central Illinois Teens Complete SIU Physician Prep Program

February 22, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Sixteen central Illinois-area high school students are better prepared to become physicians after graduating from the Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program

Hillsboro Area Hospital to Host Free Cancer Screenings on March 9

February 22, 2019

Doctors from Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU will provide free cancer screenings from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday, March 9, at Hillsboro Area Hospital, 1200 East Tremont.

Black History Month Facts

February 18, 2019

SIU’s Student National Medical Association is showcasing famous African Americans as part of the school’s Black History Month celebration.

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