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Notification of a Potential Data Security Incident

Dear Madam/Sir: The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, (“SIU”) is providing notice pursuant to 815 ILCS 530/25 in connection with an incident that may have involved the personal information of certain Illinois residents. This notice will be supplemented, if necessary, with any new significant facts discovered subsequent to its submission. While SIU is notifying you of this incident, SIU does not waive any rights or defenses relating to the incident or this notice. NATURE OF THE INCIDENT AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN SIU recently discovered that an unknown, unauthorized third party
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A day in the life of an SIU Medicine resident physician

Life as a resident physician is not for the faint of heart. They must balance patient care, ongoing medical education and training requirements. Resident well-being is part of an ongoing national discussion as medical programs seek to reduce stress and prevent burnout among trainees. Dr. Julio Mendoza Estrada is a second-year internal medicine resident. We followed him on a typical clinic day to learn how he handles the stresses of resident life. “On average I work anywhere from 60 to 70 hours a week. Study hours every day are variable, depending on how busy that day was. But I'll often study
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A day in the life of an SIU Medicine resident physician

Life as a resident physician is not for the faint of heart. They must balance patient care, ongoing medical education and training requirements. Resident well-being is part of an ongoing national discussion as medical programs seek to reduce stress and prevent burnout among trainees. Dr. Julio Mendoza Estrada is a second-year internal medicine resident. We followed him on a typical clinic day to learn how he handles the stresses of resident life. “On average I work anywhere from 60 to 70 hours a week. Study hours every day are variable, depending on how busy that day was. But I'll often study
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Turning ripples into waves

Dr. Kari Wolf oversees state’s new behavioral health training center Kari Wolf, MD , has never been afraid of making waves. The chair of SIU Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry was born in Evanston, Illinois, and raised in Iowa where she experienced her first opportunity to challenge the status quo and make a meaningful impact. At 12-years-old, Wolf fearlessly stood up for what she believed in when she chose to represent the Des Moines school district in a federal lawsuit. She was joined by another student from rural Iowa to take legal action against the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
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Turning ripples into waves

Dr. Kari Wolf oversees state’s new behavioral health training center Kari Wolf, MD , has never been afraid of making waves. The chair of SIU Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry was born in Evanston, Illinois, and raised in Iowa where she experienced her first opportunity to challenge the status quo and make a meaningful impact. At 12-years-old, Wolf fearlessly stood up for what she believed in when she chose to represent the Des Moines school district in a federal lawsuit. She was joined by another student from rural Iowa to take legal action against the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
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Turning ripples into waves

Dr. Kari Wolf oversees state’s new behavioral health training center Kari Wolf, MD , has never been afraid of making waves. The chair of SIU Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry was born in Evanston, Illinois, and raised in Iowa where she experienced her first opportunity to challenge the status quo and make a meaningful impact. At 12-years-old, Wolf fearlessly stood up for what she believed in when she chose to represent the Des Moines school district in a federal lawsuit. She was joined by another student from rural Iowa to take legal action against the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
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A Seamless Phase 2A-Phase 2B Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Benfotiamine in Patients with Early Alzheimer’s Disease (BenfoTeam)

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The purpose of this study is to learn more about the safety, effectiveness and tolerability of the study drug called Benfotiamine, to determine whether it delays or slows the progression of the symptoms of early Alzheimer’s disease.  

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Mental health first aid training

Empowering individuals to be a part of the solution Recently the Behavioral Health Workforce Center (BHWC) began offering Mental Health First Aid training to employees as part of its mission to bring attention to and end the stigma of mental health and substance use challenges. This training teaches people how to identify, understand and respond when someone is experiencing these types of challenges and is facilitated by three Mental Health First Aid Certified Instructors from the BHWC: Dr. Taylor Blakeley, Training and Training Assistant Program Coordinator; Kyle Fontaine, Education and
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New emphasis on student and resident mental health and wellness

No one ever said medical school was easy. The prevalence of mental health struggles in medical school is well-known, and studies show that medical students experience disproportionately higher rates of depression and burnout. Stress can accumulate and undermine confidence in abilities and, if left unchecked, grow into something detrimental. Results from an Elsevier Health survey released in November 2023 showed a quarter of medical students considered quitting school, and 60 percent were worried about their mental health. Students face growing challenges each year as they advance through the
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New emphasis on student and resident mental health and wellness

No one ever said medical school was easy. The prevalence of mental health struggles in medical school is well-known, and studies show that medical students experience disproportionately higher rates of depression and burnout. Stress can accumulate and undermine confidence in abilities and, if left unchecked, grow into something detrimental. Results from an Elsevier Health survey released in November 2023 showed a quarter of medical students considered quitting school, and 60 percent were worried about their mental health. Students face growing challenges each year as they advance through the
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