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Sangamon County Student-Artists Honored

May 8, 2017

Students from 30 schools in Sangamon County were recognized for their creativity at the 30th annual Sangamon County Art Awards, hosted by SIU School of Medicine on May 5.

Dr. Jerry Kruse Honored by National Family Medicine Organization

May 5, 2017

Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH, dean and provost of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and CEO of SIU Medicine, has received the Lynn and Joan Carmichael STFM Recognition Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).

SIU Med School Elects New Alumni Board Members

May 5, 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has named five new board members to the school’s Alumni Society Board of Governors. The new board members include: Milton Armstrong, MD, FACS; Richard Austin, MD; Careyana Brenham, MD; Kelli Webb, MD; and Tabatha Wells, MD.

SIU Office of Tech Transfer receives national ranking

May 4, 2017

A national organization promoting economic opportunity has ranked Southern Illinois University Carbondale among its top 100 in the country for technology transfer.

Skin Cancer Screenings Available for Springfield Area Residents

May 4, 2017

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Camp COCO Charity Golf Outing Set for June 9

May 3, 2017

Southern Illinois University Medicine invites golfers to form teams for the annual charity golf outing benefiting the Camp COCO Children’s Cancer Fund. A shotgun start will begin the game at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 9, at The Rail Golf Course, 1400 S. Club House Dr., Springfield.

SIU Med School Welcomes New Ortho Chief

May 3, 2017

Orthopedic surgeon Ryan Pate, MD, has joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield

Clinical Trials to Test New Alzheimer's Treatments

May 2, 2017

Center seeks patients, care partners to advance therapies

For many, birth control can improve quality of life

May 1, 2017

In a recent study out of Sweden, researchers found a correlation between oral contraceptives and a lower quality of life. Among the 340 women in the study, aged 18 to 35, those given contraceptive stated that their quality of life was “significantly lower” than women given placebos, with quality of life here described as “mood/well-being, self-control and energy level,” all of which purportedly affected negatively by birth control pills.

But for many women, the opposite is true.

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