Research Team Receives $2M NIH Grant for Sepsis Research
October 25, 2021

Carle Illinois researchers receive $2M NIH grant to develop a rapid and accurate point-of-care device to detect sepsis biomarkers

  • By Beth Hart

A research team led by Rashid Bashir, professor in bioengineering and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and dean of The Grainger College of Engineering received a $2M, four-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01) for the project, “Point-of-Care Microfluidic Biochip for Biomarkers Monitoring for Contributing in Early Sepsis Diagnosis.” The R01 grant is historically the oldest grant used by the NIH which supports health-related research that aligns with its mission. This […]

Robotic Neurosurgical Navigation Device
October 14, 2021

Carle Illinois student prototypes new robotic neurosurgical device, nominated for Innovator of the Year

  • By Beth Hart

A robotic neurosurgical device created by a Carle Illinois College of Medicine student may offer a new kind of emergency treatment for traumatic brain injury in low-resource countries. Al Smith, the student spearheading the innovation, is a finalist for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Innovator of the Year Award. Smith, a second-year Carle Illinois student, was nominated for the prestigious award by his faculty mentor and Carle Health neurosurgeon, Dr. Wael Mostafa. As one of three […]

Stanislav Rubakhin, research professor; Dan Castro, graduate research assistant; Jonathan Sweedler, professor of chemistry; Yuxuan Richard Xie, graduate research assistant;Elena Romanova, research professor
October 5, 2021

New analytical technique helps researchers spot subtle differences in subcellular chemistry

  • By Beth Hart

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign can now rapidly isolate and chemically characterize individual organelles within cells. The new technique tests the limits of analytical chemistry and rapidly reveals the chemical composition of organelles that control biological growth, development and disease. The findings of the new study, led by Carle Illinois College of Medicine and chemistry professor Jonathan Sweedler, are published in the journal Nature Methods. The new approach locates and isolates […]

Carle Ambassadors
September 28, 2021

Carle Illinois medical student realizes potential in new Carle Ambassadors Program

  • By Beth Hart

A new mentorship program at Carle Health gives Carle Illinois College of Medicine students early access to a professional guide as they navigate the challenges of medical school. The Carle Ambassadors Program matches first-year medical students with faculty to mentor them as they learn about Carle’s clinical, educational, and research missions. The 47 new medical students who started this summer at Carle Illinois is the first class to participate in the program, providing them greater […]

Carle Illinois Fall Apparel Store
September 16, 2021

Fall Apparel Store

  • By Beth Hart

Get your Carle Illinois apparel just in time for fall! Carle Illinois has partnered with Campus Ink to launch an online store with Carle Illinois branded quarter-zip pullovers, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, t-shirts, and joggers. Items include designs created by our students. The store will be open for a limited time. Purchases can be made here September 16-30.

PillSafe Prototype and Health Maker Lab Medal
August 30, 2021

Health Make-a-Thon Winner Targets Opioid Addiction Prevention with New Device Prototypes

  • By Beth Hart

A Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Make-a-Thon winner is closer to helping prevent opioid addiction with a unique pill bottle cap designed to monitor potential misuse of the medication. Ariana Alam Mizan was a 16-year-old University Lab High School student when she entered and won the September 2020 Health Make-a-Thon. Her award-winning pill bottle cap design is now taking shape in the Health Maker Lab at Carle Illinois. She has two working prototypes for […]

August 26, 2021

Town Hall: ‘We all have choices in life. This one is a choice with meaning for all’

  • By Beth Hart
Dr. Ruby Mendenhall, 2021 Recipient of the Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award
August 26, 2021

Carle Illinois Associate Dean Honored for Humanistic Approach to Solving Health Disparities

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation Ruby Mendenhall is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award. The award is given annually by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to a woman who exemplifies humanism and has advanced the well-being of at-risk or underserved populations, through scholarship, advocacy, and leadership. Mendenhall was selected from a field of more than 40 nominees for this national […]

REACH and SpHERES program header
August 19, 2021

Carle Illinois’ Summer Outreach Programs Link Youth Scientists with World-Class Health Research, Mentors

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine is giving high school and college students from underrepresented groups exposure to research experience on health topics ranging from cancer and tissue engineering, to documenting the health effects of the COVID-19. Carle Illinois’ summer REACH program for undergraduate students and the SpHERES (Sparking High Schoolers’ Excitement for Research in Engineering and Science) provide learning and research opportunities to students from groups that are underrepresented in medicine, science, and engineering. The […]

August 12, 2021

Moussa Named Carle Illinois’ New Associate Dean for Research

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Dean King Li has announced the appointment of Issam D. Moussa, M.D., M.B.A., as Associate Dean for Research effective August 16, 2021. He succeeds Dr. Marty Burke, who is stepping down from the associate dean’s position to devote more time to his own research efforts. Dr. Moussa has served in leadership roles at Carle Health and Carle Illinois since 2018. As Associate Dean for Research, he will provide strategic leadership for policies and procedures related to research and innovation at Carle Illinois and will […]