2023 Kenniebrew Awards
Charlene Aaron, PhD, and SIU’s Center for Human and Organizational Potential received the Kenniebrew Equity Awards, in recognition of their efforts to actively promote inclusive excellence and equitable practices.
Geoff Pettys is new medical library director
Geoff Pettys has been named the director of SIU School of Medicine's Medical Library.
Grad students compete in 3-Minute Thesis challenge
SIU School of Medicine graduate students Olivia Slater and Savannah Brannan (Pharmacology) and Bristi Poudel (Physiology) competed in the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in Carbondale on February 3. Savannah won third place.
SIU scientist receives DOD grant to advance hearing loss treatments
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $1.5 million grant to SIU Medicine scientist Brandon Cox, PhD, to test compounds that are predicted to stimulate regeneration of hair cells used for hearing. The process could illuminate a path to restore human hearing loss.
New partnership to combat food insecurities in children
According to the USDA, 10 percent of U.S. households and 12.5 percent of households with children have limited or uncertain access to nutritionally healthy food. Pediatric cardiologist Enas Shanshen
Nurses available to first-time parents in Sangamon County
SIU Medicine is offering personal nurses to qualifying families through the Nurse-Family Partnership of Sangamon County.
Ribbing is new president of IAPA
Jacob Ribbing, DMSc, PA-C, began his new role as president of the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA) on January 1.
SIU Medicine physicians perform first transorbital skull base surgery in central Illinois
Dr. Dana Crosby, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and neurosurgeon Dr. Devin Amin recently completed the first transorbital skull base surgery in central Illinois.
School of Medicine adds Health Equity Scholars program
SIU School of Medicine has launched a new scholar track for medical students and staff who want to advance diversity and integration, reduce stigma and biases, and practice anti-racism and critical consciousness in health care.