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Dean's Initiatives

College of Medicine at Peoria Dean's Unrestricted Fund

The Regional Dean of the College of Medicine at Peoria supports initiatives of greatest need with funds from the Peoria Dean’s Unrestricted Fund.  Funds support the high quality of education for medical students and residents, the development of innovative research programs and provides healthcare services for the residents in our communities.
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Cancer Research Facility

Department/Program: Cancer Biology & Pharmacology

A new 24,000 square foot research building containing almost 20,000 square feet of laboratory space with supporting offices.

To expand our successful cancer biology research program and contribute to finding a cure for cancer.  Internationally recognized cancer researcher Dr. Jasti Rao was recruited in 2001.  Dr. Rao and the other researchers in his Cancer Biology Program have brought over $30 million of research funding to UICOMP and our community.  One of Dr. Rao’s discoveries is patented.  All of our existing laboratory space is now in use.  Moving the Cancer Biology research program into the new building will give our cancer research more space to expand and allow us to recruit more talented researchers.  It will also free up existing lab space to support our other laboratory research programs.
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Student Awards and Scholarships

Department/Program:  Student Affairs
Supports additional awards and scholarships and allows for the purchase of certificates awarded in the spring annually. This is a current use fund.
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Simulation in Medical Education

Department/Program:  Graduate Medical Education
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Rural Student Physician Program

Department/Program: Family and Community Medicine
The Rural Student Physician Program (RSPP) is an innovative, community-based, extended clerkship option (28 weeks) that integrates the third year medical student’s education in the disciplines of family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery under the mentorship of a rural family physician as the primary preceptor. 
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Student Learning Enhancement Project

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria has not seen a major update of its student learning space in more than 40 years.  The Student Learning Enhancement project will modernize outdated facilities and secure the academic future of Peoria’s medical students and residents.  We need your help to transform existing space into a technologically rich, service-oriented, inviting learning and study center.
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Peoria Medical Alumni 

The College of Medicine's Peoria Medical Alumni Council (PMAC) has been an important support and mentoring organization for more than 15 years. Under the leadership of Dr. Robert Sparrow, PMAC bridges the gap between medical students, residents, and alumni by planning and managing activities and events, as well as providing generous support for endeavors such as UICOMP's White Coat ceremony, the Minorities in Medicine Dinner, and the annual Distinguished Alumni Award, and various educational opportunities for students and residents.
For more information on PMAC, please call 309-671-8404.
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Flinn Student Enhancement Fund 

The Peoria Medical Alumni Council (PMAC), of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, will select students to receive the Flinn Student Enhancement Scholarships which help students finance activities such as medical mission trips, poster presentations at regional or national meetings, and other appropriate educational opportunities.
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