Centrum Building

As needs grow, Healthy Aging and Wellness responds and expands

For adults over 60, the center’s three primary care physicians are all experienced geriatricians, specially trained to provide care for an aging population.
Photo of students participating in Day of Service

Cleaning, bonding, role modeling: Students serving in the community

For more than 10 years, SIU medical students have organized and volunteered for a spring cleaning day in the Enos Park and Pillsbury Mills neighborhoods.
Photo of community members taking a tour of mobile care-a-van

Care-A-Van delivers health care along rural routes

I met Jennifer Hammonds, LCSW, when I was in high school in West Frankfort, Ill., through her work on SIU School of Medicine’s Care-A-Van – a school health clinic on wheels that serves high schools in
Perer Harshi

Aspects of a Learner - Harshi Perera

New physician assistant Harshi Perera is a native of Sri Lanka -- the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean" -- and followed her childhood passions to become a health care professional.
Aspects Advocating for Amber

Advocating for Amber

Community health worker Nicol Moore met Amber Hinkle, 41, during a 2021 neighborhood celebration in Comer Cox Park. Amber had chronic leg pain and had become discouraged with her physician. “I’d bring
Commencement 2023

2023 Commencement: Take the less-traveled road

2023 Commencement: Take the less-traveled road New physicians, research scientists and instructors at SIU School of Medicine received their diplomas on May 20, at the school’s 49th annual commencement
SIU Medicine staff work in community garden

New program puts community health workers at ground level

Establishing roots Community health worker Kaye Barnes sports a purple SIU Medicine T-shirt to complement her green thumb as she works in Springfield’s community gardens. A native of the city’s north
Crash reenactment

Havana HS students to witness crash reenactment

Havana High School students will experience a crash reenactment on Friday, September 15. ThinkFirst, SIU Medicine’s injury prevention program, will assist in planning and presenting the event.
Crop harvest

Gov. Pritzker announces increased access to mental health services for rural farmers and agricultural communities

2023 Farm Progress Show kicks off initiative to improve care options in partnership with SIU School of Medicine and Illinois FFA Foundation DECATUR — Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois