Computer-hand-mouse

Online courses offered to improve rural nursing skills

Nurses who provide care for farmers and workers in the agricultural sector can be better prepared for detecting and treating illnesses specific to the industry through a new educational program offered online.
Rural field with barn

Webinar to explore rural health care needs on May 19

The strategies, solutions and policies designed for urban communities are often ineffective for rural communities. Unique rural geography, communities and challenges necessitate a thoughtful approach

School of Medicine commencement is May 21

SIU School of Medicine will host its 48th Annual Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 21. Students will receive diplomas at the UIS Performing Arts Center in Springfield.
Barra Madden shares her love of dance

Aspects of a Learner | Barra Madden

Medical student Barra Madden had dreams of becoming a professional dancer until personal and familial health challenges forever changed her life – and career path.
Pharmacology students visit Franklin Middle School

Pharmacology students building brain awareness in community

Graduate students from the Department of Pharmacology organized a stimulating Brain Awareness Day at Franklin Middle School on April 22.
Derm-Wilson micro group

Derm residency in Springfield a 'dream' destination

“Derm is so competitive, most of us were nervous that we could even get into the field. I’d ranked into my dream specialty, and I really wanted to come to SIU.”
Farmer Mental Health-ag awareness

Farmer mental health initiative highlighted during Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month and also coincides with the spring planting season.
Rainbow flag2

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.