Effective March 21: Masking optional with exceptions
SIU Medicine leaders, in collaboration with our local affiliates and partners, continue to monitor the COVID-19 community transmission data as well as guidance from state and federal agencies. Based
New Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center announced
Governor JB Pritzker and state and local officials celebrated the launch of a new Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center that will increase Illinois’ capacity to recruit, educate, and retain behavioral health professionals. The Center will be based at SIU School of Medicine.
Group wins international sim training contest
SIU surgeon Melanie Barnard, MD, was part of an international team of clinicians who won the $700,000 grand prize to design low-cost simulation surgical training in the Global Surgical Training Challenge.
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
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.
SIU School of Medicine expands Kenniebrew events
Each February SIU hosts a series of events to honor Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew, the first Black physician in the United States to build and operate a private surgical hospital. The 2023 Kenniebrew Lecture and Forum has expanded to include an all-day medical conference on Friday, February 17.
SIU Pharmacy offers cancer patients convenience, expertise
The SIU Pharmacy at Simmons Cancer Institute recently celebrated its 1-year anniversary. It's located next to the Infusion Unit on the first floor of the Cancer Institute at 315 W. Carpenter.
Cancer Institute accepting research internship applications
Applications for the 2023 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine are being accepted through February 27. Four positions will be awarded on a competitive basis to qualified college students who plan a career in medicine or research with a focus on cancer.