Annual Kenniebrew event expands to conference in 2023

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has made a significant, ongoing commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution. For many years, our school has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr
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Eligibility for monkeypox vaccination expanded

Vaccination is an important tool in preventing the spread of monkeypox. For the Springfield region, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health has expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine

Diemer appointed to State Medical Board

On September 16, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced new appointments to state boards and commissions. Don Diemer, PA, DHSc, was appointed to serve as a member of the Illinois State Medical
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TELEHEALTH 2.0

When telehealth — sometimes called telemedicine — was introduced to SIU School of Medicine providers and patients in 1995, it was viewed as the next leap forward in the medical school’s mission to provide health care.
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A Virtual Success Story: Telepsychiatry

SIU Psychiatry was an early adopter of telehealth, with Jeffrey Bennett, MD, establishing a clinical training program for residents within critical access hospitals in 2008.
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ECHO Digital Training Resonates with Community Health Care Teams

Over a summer lunch hour, a group of health care providers and caseworkers from across Illinois have gathered to both talk and listen.
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Safe at home

“I’m protective of her around others when we’re in the waiting area, especially during cold and flu season. This would’ve been a whole other level.”
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Amid national 'opioid epidemic' methamphetamine often overlooked

A new study shows methamphetamine remains a stubbornly prevalent illicit substance in large swaths of rural America. Findings recently published in JAMA Network Open indicate that methamphetamine is
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First Class: Doctors of medical science graduate from SIU School of Medicine

A hooding ceremony celebrated the inaugural class of graduates in SIU's Doctor of Medical Science Program, a 1-year extension of PA education and training for positions of leadership in medical education, administration and disaster preparedness.