Farm health helpline & service now available statewide

Farming is a challenging and sometimes dangerous business. Weather, machinery, logistics and livestock can cause difficulties within a day’s work. Yet these can pale next to the concerns and stress
Naya Jackson accepts Outstanding Coordinator award

Jackson named 2022 Outstanding Coordinator

Congratulations to Naya Jackson, SIU School of Medicine’s Outstanding Coordinator of the Year. Naya is the residency program administrator for the Plastic Surgery Residency Program as well as the Hand
Kari Wolf, psychiatry chair

We welcome everyone into our care

SIU Medicine’s Chair of Psychiatry Kari Wolf, MD, issued the following statement in response to recent actions in state government and academia. At SIU Medicine, equity is a core value. That means

Masks mandatory for health care sites

Masks continue to be required for all visitors and patients in health care settings, despite recent changes to guidance from state and federal officials that apply to other community areas.

Providing a voice for minority students

Via March 1, 2022, 9:09 a.m. David Mitchell — With Match Day looming on March 18, Safiya McNeese-Ruffin, M.D., offered a reminder that students are much more than their numbers. “We put a lot
Jennifer Rodgers

Rodgers honored for excellence in graduate medical education

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has selected Jennifer Rodgers for its 2022 Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award. Rodgers is director of graduate medical education and
Decatur medical office building

Institute for Plastic Surgery opens office in Decatur

The Institute for Plastic Surgery has partnered with Decatur Memorial Hospital to expand its services to Macon County and the surrounding area. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Michael Rueubhausen
Dr. Vidhya Prakash

Vidhya Prakash new associate dean, CMO at SIU Medicine

Vidhya Prakash, MD, has been appointed to the dual position of chief medical officer and associate dean of clinical affairs and population health at SIU Medicine. Prakash will begin her duties on
Family Medicine clinic

Department of Population Science and Policy awarded $250,000 grant to improve health outcomes

Southern Illinois University (SIU) Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy has been awarded $250,000 by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois for work to improve health outcomes in