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A Look Back at Carle Illinois' Response to COVID-19

This series is a reflection of Carle Illinois’ collaborations, contributions, and impact on the COVID-19 response starting in March 2020 through March 2021.  It is told by Carle Illinois Associate Dean for Research and SHIELD team leader, Martin Burke.


The Carle Illinois Difference

Together we will harness engineering and innovation to improve the human condition.

As the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine, we are leveraging advanced technology to train physician-innovators who will deliver better, more compassionate and accessible care to patients worldwide. Engaging creative minds in a case-driven, problem-based, active learning curriculum with early clinical immersion is just one way we’re setting a new bar for medical education.

Neha Siddiqui, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Molecular Prosthetics to treat disease

Molecular prosthetics are small molecules that can replace missing proteins to treat diseases. Carle Illinois professor Martin Burke describes one that could treat anemia by replacing an iron transport protein.

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March 8, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register to join the STEM Illinois Wellness Center for a series of virtual Wellness Classes, featuring Robyn L. Gobin, Ph.D. Dr. Gobin is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in interpersonal trauma and evidence-based treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related conditions.

March 12, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is hosting Racism Untaught, an 8-hour training (held virtually over three consecutive Fridays) focused on cultivating learning environments for people to further explore issues of race and racism, from the obvious to the invisible. Participants must be able to attend all 8 hours. register by Feb.19.