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  • Iron Man molecule restores balance to cells, Dr. Martin Burke's breakthrough in molecular prosthetics


    Click here to read the Science Magazine article.

  • Judy Hsu, Chicago ABC7 News Anchor, profiles Dr. King Li

  • ‘Molecular prosthetics’ can replace missing proteins to treat disease

    Researchers have demonstrated that a small molecule can transport iron in human cells and live animals when proteins that normally do the same job are missing, a condition that often causes severe anemia in patients. Such “molecular prosthetics” might treat a host of incurable diseases caused by protein deficiencies, such as anemias, cystic fibrosis or certain types of heart disease.
    Martin Burke, interim associate dean for research is the leader of the study. Click here to read the full story.

  • Trustees approve renovation of new medical school headquarters

    The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a $15.9 million renovation for the future home of the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Click here to read the release.

  • Computer-generated doctor explains test results to patients

    If viewing your latest medical test results on your doctor’s online portal leaves you scratching your head and wondering whether to start planning your 100th-birthday bash or begin writing your will, you’re not alone.
    Imagine how different that experience might be if instead you were able to view a video in which a physician explained your test results to you in layman’s terms, and used graphics to compare your test scores with ideal scores and convey your risks of having a heart attack, stroke or other serious health condition. Click here to read the full story.

  • UI med school faculty starting to come together

    When a patient developed a complication following stomach surgery, Dr. Blair Rowitz thought of a novel way to repair it — but the right tool hadn't been invented yet. Click here to read the full story.

  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural faculty

    The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members. The list includes prominent researchers, administrators and medical professionals with a broad range of expertise invaluable to building the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. Click here to read the full story.

  • Billion-dollar project would synthesize hundreds of thousands of molecules in search of new medicines

    Martin Burke is a tad envious. A chemist at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Burke has watched funding agencies back major research initiatives in other fields. Biologists pulled in billions of dollars to decipher the human genome, and physicists persuaded governments to fund the gargantuan Large Hadron Collider, which discovered the Higgs boson. Meanwhile chemists, divided among dozens of research areas, often wind up fighting for existing funds.
    Burke wants to change that. Click here to read the full story.

  • Carver Trust funds new Microscale Biofabrication Lab at Illinois

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bioengineering Department recently received nearly $500,000 from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to develop an innovative, hands-on laboratory and instructional course to teach fundamental principles in forward-design of microscale biofabrication. An emergent field, biofabrication combines biological and solid-phase materials to create diagnostic, therapeutic, and tissue engineering devices and tools that are profoundly impacting biology and medicine. Click here to read the full story.

  • Faculty Assembly Meeting Notice

    Click here to download the meeting notice and agenda for the upcoming faculty assembly.

  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine to receive preliminary accreditation survey visit from Liaison Committee on Medical Education

    The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) will conduct an on-site preliminary accreditation survey visit with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine on June 20-23, 2017. This important milestone in the accreditation process for the college marks its advancement from “applicant school” to “candidate school” status following favorable review of its data collection instrument and self-study submitted in November 2016. Download the press release.

  • Carle Illinois College among leading bioengineering programs cited by the AAMC

    Rather than a program or track, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, scheduled to launch in 2018, is setting itself apart as the first engineering-based college of medicine. Carle Health System and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are partnering to train “a new kind of doctor” who will learn engineering principles and the quantitative sciences as well as clinical and basic medical sciences. Read the full article.

  • Li selected as dean of Carle Illinois College of Medicine

    King Li, M.D., MBA, the senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at Wake Forest University and the deputy director of that university’s comprehensive cancer center, will become the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine effective Oct. 1. Download the press release.

  • Robert J. Jones named Chancellor of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Robert J. Jones, president of the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), an experienced and accomplished scientist and research university leader, was named chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Tuesday, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees at its July 21 meeting. Read the full release.

  • Illinois Board of Higher Education grants authority to establish the College

    At its Mar. 1, 2016 meeting, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) granted authority to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to establish the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine. Work continues toward receiving IBHE and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approval of the College’s medical education programs, as well as accreditation of the College from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

  • Research advances on a device that would quickly help people with eye trauma

    Bioengineers at Illinois are working with a Carle ophthalmologist to develop a portable device that can help determine the severity of an eye injury. The device, called OcuCheck, would allow faster eye injury diagnosis at an accident site, in rural areas or on a military battlefield.

    Carle ophthalmologist Leanne Labriola, bioengineering professor Dipanjan Pan and postdoctoral researcher Santosh Misra, continue to test OcuCheck. The device measures the amount of ocular fluid in the patient’s tears; a high level would indicate a serious injury. The initial results were published in the Nov. 3, 2015, issue of Scientific Reports. “This could change the standard of care for eye trauma,” Labriola says. According to Pan, “This is groundbreaking research. No one has researched testing biomarkers to indicate an eye injury.” Read more about OcuCheck research.

  • Core Curriculum Committee Formed

    Dr. Robert Good, the senior associate medical director of population health at Carle Health System, and professor Rashid Bashir, the head of the department of bioengineering at Illinois, have been named co-chairs of the 18-member group that will lead the effort to build the engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s core curriculum. Download the press release.

  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine Research Affiliation Agreement Complete

    Leaders of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System announced the Oct. 30 completion of a set of agreements and policies related to joint research practices and governance. Download the press release.

  • Committee to identify and recruit founding dean for Carle Illinois College of Medicine

    A search committee established to find the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s inaugural dean will begin its work this month with the goal of naming the dean by spring 2016. Download the summary.

  • Illinois, Carle and OSF HealthCare attack overwhelming infection using engineering-based medicine

    The Resilience Engineering in Sepsis Care program will create new tools in point-of-care diagnostics, precision medicine, data analytics, and medical simulation. Read the article.

  • Surgical probe seeks out where cancer ends and healthy tissue begins

    A new surgical tool that uses light to make sure surgeons removing cancerous tumors “got it all” was found to correlate well with traditional pathologists’ diagnoses in a clinical study, showing that the tool could soon enable reliable, real-time guidance for surgeons. Read the article.

  • Executive Summary, Carle Illinois College of Medicine Affiliation Agreement

    The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted in favor of naming the new college of medicine Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Download the summary.

  • $10 million Jump Simulation Center coming to new College of Medicine

    A $10 million gift will launch the Jump Simulation Center in Urbana and help train a new type of doctor uniquely equipped to transform healthcare. The center will be part of the new College of Medicine, a partnership of Carle Health System and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the first medical school in the nation focused from the beginning at the intersection of engineering and medicine. The gift is the result of a growing partnership with Chicago-based Jump Trading, a financial technology firm. Download the press release.

  • Carle Executive Director named for College of Medicine

    Kayla Banks, RN, PhD, has been named Carle’s Executive Director of the College of Medicine. She will be responsible for overseeing Carle’s efforts related to planning, accreditation, and the ultimate successful establishment and on-going operations of the new College of Medicine. Download the press release.

  • U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicine

    The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to establish the nation’s first college of medicine focused, from the beginning, on the intersection of engineering and medicine. This will be the first new college created at Urbana in 60 years. Download the press release.

  • College of Medicine Business Plan

    The full governance and business plan for the proposed new college of medicine in partnership with Carle Health System is now available. Download the business plan.

  • Feasibility Study for College of Medicine

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Carle Health System jointly commissioned a study on the feasibility of developing a new medical college at Urbana-Champaign. Download the report.

  • Technology Cluster Development Report

    In January 2014, the Research Park, in coordination with the campus, commissioned a study on strategies for technology sector economic impact in Champaign-Urbana. Download the report.