UICOM News2022-02-09T13:59:14-06:00


College of Medicine Celebrates First-Year Students with White Coat Ceremonies

The University of Illinois College of Medicine celebrated 325 first-year medical students during White Coat ceremonies across the campuses at Chicago, Peoria and Rockford. The Chicago campus, with 209 first-year students, held its White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, at the Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum. In order to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, two separate ceremonies took place, with students receiving their white coats based on their Physician House assignment. The College of Medicine Peoria campus [...]

‘Top-Off’ at Outpatient Surgery Center marks construction milestone

June 16, 2021 UI Health marked an important milestone in the construction of the new Outpatient Surgery Center and Specialty Clinics building in May — the final beam was placed atop the building frame. The “top-off” represents a midway point of the project. Present at the construction site of the building, located at 1009 S. Wood St., during the top-off were Bruno and Sallie Pasquinelli, who pledged $10 million through the Pasquinelli Family Foundation for [...]

UI COM Virtually Celebrates Graduating Students with 139th Commencement

The University of Illinois College of Medicine celebrated its 139th commencement on Friday, May 7, honoring 380 graduating students from its various degree programs. For the second straight year, the event was livestreamed and celebrated virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The livestream recording is available on the College’s YouTube channel. And an electronic version of the commemorative program also is available. Two hundred eighty-nine students earned their MD degrees, constituting one of the [...]

College of Medicine to Celebrate Virtual Commencement on May 7

The University of Illinois College of Medicine 139th commencement will celebrate the College’s students with a virtual livestream. When: Friday, May 7, 2021 Pre-ceremony Slideshow: 1:30 p.m. Ceremony Opening: 2 p.m. Link to Watch: https://go.uic.edu/UICOMGrad2021 Program: https://go.uic.edu/Commencement_Program_2021 We are once again unable to celebrate in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, this is a momentous occasion, and we are excited to celebrate with you virtually. We are delivering a livestream event that students, family and friends, along with [...]

A ‘Match’-making moment for medical students

Today, 277 medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine learned where they will complete their training and begin their career as doctors. The totals included 170 students from Chicago, 50 students from Peoria, 45 students from Rockford, and 12 students from Urbana. The College of Medicine and its medical students participated in the coordinated national event — called Match Day — in which students around the country were notified of their placements in residency [...]

UIC CMRR Becomes a Consortium Member of the NIH-funded Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS) Program

The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) of University of Illinois College of Medicine and University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), together with 12 other institutions across the nation, was awarded an NIH grant to study the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS). As a major MRI performing site of the First Multisite Clinical Center (MCC1) in the A2CPS consortium, the CMRR of UIC is responsible for developing, harmonizing, and overseeing MRI research protocols for all MCC1 sites, including Northshore Health [...]

University of Illinois College of Medicine to offer in-state tuition for Native American students

The University of Illinois College of Medicine will offer in-state tuition this fall to students who are members of any of the 573 tribal nations recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.   The move follows a decision by the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019 to offer the tuition program to undergraduate students who met the same criteria. The College of Medicine is the first postgraduate division at UIC to offer the tuition program.   “We’re pleased [...]

College of Medicine opens $8.8 million Surgical Innovation & Training Laboratory

September 16, 2020 Attendees at the Surgical Innovation & Training Laboratory applaud the ribbon cutting. Chancellor Michael Amiridis, seated, cut the ribbon with robotic scissors. (Photo: Diane M. Smutny, DMS Photography) Operating robotic scissors, University of Illinois Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis snipped a ribbon to officially open the University of Illinois College of Medicine Surgical Innovation & Training Laboratory, or SITL, on Sept. 15. “This is a very important occasion as it not only establishes new and advanced ways we can provide state-of-the-art [...]

Ground broken for new outpatient surgery center

August 13, 2020 From left, Michael O’Keefe of Ankura, UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr. Robert Barish, Sallie and Bruno Pasquinelli, Trustee Ramon Cepeda, Trustee Dr. Stuart King, Illinois Senate President Donald Harmon, UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis, University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen, College of Medicine Executive Dean Dr. Mark Rosenblatt, UIC Student Trustee Jocelyn Bravo, and CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics Michael Zenn break ground for the UI Health Outpatient Surgery Center [...]

COVID-19 vaccine to be tested in UIC clinical trial

June 15, 2020 The University of Illinois at Chicago will soon test a vaccine for COVID-19. Expected to launch July 9, the trial — a phase 3 clinical study — will test the efficacy of a vaccine developed by biotech company Moderna. “We want to see if the vaccine will prevent people from getting COVID-19 or if it will prevent people from experiencing severe illness if they do get the disease,” said Dr. Richard Novak, lead investigator of the [...]

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