Carle Health System

Based in Urbana, Illinois, The Carle Foundation is the not-for-profit parent company of an integrated system of hospitals, a 400-member physician group and health plan. Carle is consistently recognized for providing quality care to a population of 1.3 million people. The 393-bed Carle Foundation Hospital houses the region’s only Level I Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Center Designation and offers Level III perinatal services. Carle is ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, by HealthGrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™, is among the top nationally for critical care, stroke, pulmonary and gastrointestinal care, having achieved Magnet ® nursing status and Health Care’s Most Wired™. Health Alliance Medical Plans is a leading provider-sponsored plan with members throughout the U.S., ranking first in Illinois and Iowa for HMO/POS plans, and is highly-rated among private plans in the nation. Carle serves people through high quality care, medical research and education.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an original land-grant university founded in 1867. It continues a tradition of excellence and innovation in its missions: education, research and public engagement. More than 1,800 faculty members lead nearly 45,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in a process of discovery and learning in 16 colleges and schools and more than 80 research centers and labs. The campus covers more than 1,500 acres. Illinois faculty members win the most prestigious national and international awards including Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, Guggenheim Fellowships, Tony Awards and National Medals of Science and Technology. Illinois is also renowned for its international connections and collaborations. These international partnerships provide a growing number of opportunities for students, as well as faculty, to work with renowned colleagues around the world.