Highlights

Faculty Win “Innovator of the Year” Awards

April 12, 2018

Several Southern Illinois University Medicine faculty were among those honored as "Innovators of the Year" during the inaugural Illinois Capital Innovation Competition.

Endometriosis: For one SIU researcher, it’s not just work, it’s personal

March 23, 2018

Endometriosis sufferer Dr. Andrea Braundmeier-Fleming talks about her personal history with the disease and how she is dedicating her career in biomedical research to helping other women with endometriosis pain.

Microbiomes may help improve diagnosis of endometriosis

February 9, 2018

A new process to identify certain microbes in women could be used to diagnose endometriosis without invasive surgery, possibly even before symptoms start.

Advances in Sickle Cell Disease

February 6, 2018

Sickle cell disease is painful, leads to a high incidence of stroke and carries with it a much shorter life expectancy than the average person living in the developed world. Andrew Wilber, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at SIU School of Medicine, and his team are working to change that.

SIU School of Medicine Employees Honored for Service

October 10, 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine honored 56 of its employees for their years of service at campus facilities in Springfield, Decatur and Quincy.  The following employees included:

Five Graduate at Summer Commencement

October 3, 2017

Surrounded by faculty, family and friends, five Southern Illinois University School of Medicine graduate students received their diplomas at a summer commencement ceremony on September 22 at the South Auditorium at SIU School of Medicine.

Undergrads Prepare for Careers in Cancer Research through SCI Internships

July 5, 2017

“My mother died of cancer when I was a teenager. At a very young age, I was determined to do something in this field,” said Bethanie Russell, who is among five college undergraduates chosen for a Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) summer internship working in a lab with cancer researchers.

T32 Award Notice

May 18, 2017

Justin Darcy, a PhD student in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, has been selected for a postdoctoral slot on Joslin Diabetes Center's NIH Training Grant.  According to Dr. T.

Microbes May Offer Clues to Improve Endometriosis Care

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 – Cells that typically grow in the lining of the uterus can emerge in other places in the abdominal cavity where they don’t belong, resulting in severe pain and infertility.

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