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Gender Equity and Transgender Clinic

According to research from the National Institutes for Health, members of the LGBTQIA community seek care less often due to a variety of socioeconomic factors, discrimination or simply because of fear or feeling not accepted by the medical community.
Patient Brenna sits with Dr. Colon to talk about 10 years of care.

‘Baby Brenna’ is now a growing girl

Brenna Westlake was born in December 2011 with Harlequin Ichthyosis (HI), a very rare and sometimes fatal skin disease. Babies born with HI lack a protein that moves fats to the skin’s surface layer to create a strong barrier.
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Skin Engineering

Within an operating room, surgeons sometimes notice little things that they wish they could do better. A change that could improve the medical outcome or the patient’s post-op convalescence is not to be ignored.
Beneky

Clinical care, Alzheimer's programs provide peace of mind

There were few characters more colorful than Joe “Bobo” Beneky. Just like the affectionate nickname might imply, he would do just about anything to elicit a laugh or a smile from anyone nearby.
Perreros

Trials and Determination: How Clinical Trials Are More Than Just Data

For around two decades, Karen Perrero taught at parochial schools as a science teacher, introducing young students to the world of science. But a few years ago, Karen started to feel a little off.
Oladele

Meet Oladele (Dickson) Owasoyo

Oladele (Dickson) Owasoyo, PhD, is the newest addition to the research team in the Hascup Labs.
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Simmons Cancer Institute cross-dept. team publishes endometrial cancer study findings

A team of SIU medical research scientists recently had their cancer study results published in a special issue of the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal Life.
Christine Cashen, WPL speaker

Cancer survivor, humorist Christine Cashen to speak at Women's Power Lunch April 22

Christine Cashen was already an award-winning author, speaker and humorist when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer in 2020. She recently celebrated her 1-year “cancer-versary” since treatment and

Accessible, quality care for the region

In recent weeks, questions related to access to health care in central Illinois have become loud and pronounced. News stories, legislative hearings, personal testimony and inaccurate information have all contributed to confusion and disagreement about the availability and quality of care in the region.