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Medical research projects on display in Peoria

Tanya Koonce
Peoria Public Radio

  It's a rare look at the hours of research and study that go on quietly in the Peoria region all the time. More than 50 projects were on display at the Annual Research Symposium at Jump Trading Simulation Center Wednesday.

It used to be the U of I College of Medicine Resident's Research Day but the event has grown to include OSF HealthCare and other healthcare disciplines.

Stephanie Madrigal heads research administration for OSF Peoria. She says the symposium displayed a sample of more than 400 research projects going on at the College of Medicine and OSF facilities in the Peoria region. "I think you could talk to any of the presenters and they would all agree that their motivation to participate or lead research is all directly connected to providing the best care to our patients and those we serve.”

The mix of displayed research projects hailed from interdisciplinary teams with professional licenses in the areas of nursing, pharmacy and medicine.