Global Health Innovation Initiative
July 1, 2022

In the News: Chancellor’s charge: Make UI a ‘global leader’ in health innovation

  • By Beth Hart
Blood glucose meter and testing materials
June 30, 2022

In the News: Carle Illinois Student research identifies diabetes complication ‘hotspots’

  • By Beth Hart

Research by Carle Illinois College of Medicine students finds Florida and Texas are two ‘hotspots’ for Americans dealing with short- and long-term complications of diabetes, according to a recent report published in US News & World Report. According to the ‘US News’ article and a press release from the Endocrine Society, Carle Illinois students Jacques Lowe and Claire Lee analyzed information from Medicare and other public databases on diabetes complications in more than 3,000 U.S. […]

June 28, 2022

Carle Illinois Welcomes Newest, Largest Class

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is welcoming 59 new physicians-in-training to its ranks. The Class of 2026 –- the largest to date for the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine –- has started the four-year journey to becoming physician-innovators who are trained at the intersection of medicine and engineering. The Class of 2026 is the fifth cohort in the college’s young history, and the first since the inaugural class […]

Health Innovation Professors June 2022
June 28, 2022

Cross-disciplinary Researchers Join Carle Illinois as Health Innovation Faculty

  • By Beth Hart

Ten faculty members from across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus are bringing expertise in a broad range of disciplines to Carle Illinois College of Medicine as the latest group of Health Innovation Professors (HIP). The new HIP faculty will champion Carle Illinois’ interdisciplinary approach that leverages expertise from across the UIUC campus to lead advancements in the medical field and improve the human condition. The new faculty join from The Grainger College of Engineering, the College […]

Christina Moawad
June 27, 2022

Carle Illinois Medical Innovations Impress Residency Program Directors

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s first alumni are touting the school’s emphasis on innovation and solving real-world medical problems as key to their success in matching into top residency programs. Carle Illinois incorporates engineering principles throughout its curriculum and emphasizes data science and technology to improve patient care. Dr. Christina Moawad — a member of Carle Illinois’ inaugural class – aspired to become an orthopedic surgeon, a very competitive field in which women are underrepresented. […]

Alex Lucas
June 25, 2022

Personalized, immersive clinical experience key to Carle Illinois graduate success

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s unique curriculum, coupled with rich clinical experience position the college’s graduates as top candidates when applying for medical residency, according to the school’s first graduates. Dr. Alex Lucas – from Bridgeport in Southern Illinois – graduated from Carle Illinois in May 2022 and is an emergency medicine resident at Advocate Christ Hospital near Chicago (Oak Lawn). He credits the Carle Illinois curriculum and the clinical mentorship of Carle Health physicians […]

Lidija Barbaric
June 23, 2022

Human-centered medical innovation advances compassionate patient care

  • By Beth Hart

Members of Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s first graduating class are taking their commitment to human-centered medical innovation to hospitals and clinics across the country as they enter medical residency in July. The newly minted physicians say they have been uniquely prepared by the education they received at Carle Illinois. Dr. Lidija Barbaric – a medical resident in anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio — says the solid, one-on-one clinical mentorship and unique curriculum […]

June 22, 2022

Carle Illinois Faculty R&D Efforts Advance Diagnosis/Health Care Training with New Funding

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine faculty members working to create technologies and devices to advance health care delivery and medical training are sharing in nearly $800,000 in grants from the Jump ARCHES (Applied Research in Community Health through Engineering and Simulation) research and development program. Eleven cross-disciplinary teams – including seven with faculty from Carle Illinois – are sharing in grants announced for Spring of 2022. The latest round of grants targeted solutions that promote […]

Team Ferritiva headed by Jeffrey Lu
June 13, 2022

Carle Illinois student start-up targeting anemia testing wins support from iVenture Accelerator

  • By Beth Hart

A new start-up led by a Carle Illinois College of Medicine student aimed at developing a saliva-based method to check for iron deficiency anemia has been selected for the University of Illinois’ iVenture Accelerator program this summer. The start-up called Ferritiva — founded by Carle Illinois student Jeffrey Lu — is one of 16 ventures across the U of I campuses admitted to the program which powers student entrepreneurship through funding, support, and mentorship. Lu’s […]

The SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell program combined frequent saliva tests with modeling and an app to keep the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus and surrounding community safe when on-campus operations resumed in fall 2020. Photo by Fred Zwicky
June 9, 2022

SHIELD program a model for effective pandemic management, data show

  • By Beth Hart

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In the fall of 2020, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomed students back for in-person instruction amid the powerful first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university successfully maintained operations throughout the semester – with zero COVID-19-related deaths or hospitalizations in the campus community – thanks to its “SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell” program. In a sweeping report, the team behind the campuswide collaboration details the innovations in modeling, saliva testing and results […]