Dr. Bradley Schwartz

Vala family, Memorial Health gift $2M to create endowment at SIU

Local business owners and philanthropists Frank and Linda Vala have established an endowed chair to support research and training in urology at SIU School of Medicine.
COVID-19 Testing Vials

Free COVID testing in Springfield

SIU Medicine is offering free COVID-19 testing to the public through a partnership with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health and SHIELD Illinois.
Jayant Acharya

Acharya named Neurology chair and co-director of SIU Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Jayant Acharya has been named the chair of the Department of Neurology and co-executive director of the Neuroscience Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
rural storm field

Online training available to better understand, treat farmers' health issues

A new mental health training resource is available to assist rural health care providers.
Sign of Hillsboro

Hillsboro hospital, SIU Population Science win national rural health award

A collaboration between SIU’s Department of Population Science and Policy and Hillsboro Area Hospital has been recognized for its efforts to improve the health and well-being of residents in rural environments.
Dr. Haneme Idrizi

Haneme Idrizi named Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Haneme Idrizi, MD, has been named associate dean of student affairs and admissions at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She will assume her new role on July 1.
Kruse on Firearms

Jerry Kruse speaks about firearm violence in US

More than 40,000 people die of firearms annually in the U.S., and firearm violence is the leading cause of death for Americans age 17 years and under.
Dr. Jo Buske talks about board certifications at SIU

Dr. Jo Buyske talks about changes to American Board of Surgery certification

American Board of Surgery President Dr. Jo Buyske shared news of a change to competency evaluations for general surgery residents at the 2022 Folse-Birtch-Sumner Lectureship.
Durbin makes federal funds announcement May 31

Workforce equity center and telehealth support coming to SIU

Sen. Dick Durbin announced federal funding for the creation of a workforce development center and telehealth training and equipment upgrades at SIU School of Medicine.