Pengfei Song (left); Dan Llano. Seated: Qi You.
June 2, 2022

New ultrasound tool measures blood flow, images microvasculature in the brain

  • By Beth Hart

A team that includes two researchers affiliated with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine has developed a technique for producing super-resolution ultrasound images of tissue microvasculature in just a fraction of the time previously needed. Their work could enable future research into the neurovascular mechanisms behind conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. To image microscopic vessels and measure blood flow in the brain, researchers use a tool called ultrasound localization microscopy. It works by using microscopic bubbles […]

May 24, 2022

New Carle Illinois Dean helps launch effort to advance medical education by leveraging extended reality

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s new dean has helped to launch a new center that will develop, test, and certify extended reality technologies in medicine and health care, leveraging the power of three academic institutions, the federal government, and industry. According to PR Newswire, Dr. Mark Cohen – the new dean of Carle Illinois College of Medicine — is among the leaders of the new Center for Medical Innovations in Extended Reality, known as MIXR. […]

Current prototype of probe
May 23, 2022

NIH BRAIN Initiative supporting development of a probe to monitor brain chemistry

  • By Beth Hart

The human brain remains mysterious, and any progress towards solving that mystery may bring enormous benefits. For one thing, millions of people are afflicted with brain disorders that today are poorly understood and often difficult to treat. How much light could be shed if we had a technology for making chemical “movies” of brain activity, showing “frame” by “frame” how brain chemistry changes over time—for example, during an epileptic seizure, or in response to delivery […]

Zhi-Pei Liang (right), a faculty researcher at the Beckman Institute, received the Gold Medal from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine at a ceremony in London on Monday, May 9, 2022. Pictured left: Fernando Calamante, the President of the ISMRM.
May 23, 2022

Carle Illinois Faculty Member Receives Gold Medal for MRI Research

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Biomedical and Translational Sciences Professor Zhi-Pei Liang has received the prestigious Gold Medal from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Liang is also a faculty researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, He received this award at a ceremony in London on Monday, May 9, 2022. “It is my great pleasure and privilege to be the […]

WCIA Convocation header
May 13, 2022

WCIA Highlights Carle Illinois Inaugural Class Graduation

  • By Beth Hart
Match Day 2022 sign showing Andrew Chang's match at Carle Health
May 13, 2022

Carle Illinois Graduates Join Carle Health Residency Program, Set to Give Back to Community

  • By Beth Hart

Two of Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s first graduates are giving back to the community that helped support their medical education, staying in central Illinois for the next stage of their medical training. Carle Illinois’ inaugural class members Andrew Chang and Phani Gaddipati will start their medical residencies at Carle Health in July, working in internal medicine to diagnose and treat patients. Carle Foundation Hospital was Chang’s first choice for residency in part because of […]

May 11, 2022

U of I Bioengineering alumna among the inaugural class of graduates from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine

  • By Beth Hart

Elizabeth Woodburn (BIOE B.S. ‘18) comes from a big Illini family with her parents, grandparents and extended family members having attended UIUC. This May, Woodburn is leaving her own mark on the university by being among the inaugural graduating class of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine – the world’s first engineering-based medical school. Woodburn knew that she wanted to study bioengineering because she loved working with her hands and was interested in exploring health […]

Bioengineering student Benjamin Salzberg demonstrates the prototype of the EYES ultrasonic scanning device.
May 5, 2022

Carle Illinois Student Team Develops Wearable Ultrasonic Scanner for Improved ‘Sight’

  • By Beth Hart

A Carle Illinois College of Medicine student team has designed a new assistive device that uses sound-wave technology to empower people with low vision to move safely and independently in their environment. The handheld device uses ultrasound technology to allow people with poor vision to comprehensively scan their environment for obstacles to avoid hazards. The innovation, called EYES, or Enhancing Your Everyday Sight, locates objects as far away as seven feet and then pinpoints the […]

May 1, 2022

Carle Illinois students’ medical innovation start-ups win $50k in campus competition

  • By Beth Hart

Start-ups powered by students at Carle Illinois College of Medicine to tackle health problems like monitoring for iron deficiency and kidney disease have won more than $50,000 in investment funding as part of a campus-wide innovation competition. Carle Illinois students are represented on two teams — Ferritiva and Nephra — that tied for second place in the COZAD New Venture Challenge, a campus-wide competition in which student start-ups bid for cash and in-kind support to […]

Carle Health Ranked #25 in Top Places to Work in Health Care
April 26, 2022

Carle Health Ranked #25 in Fortune’s Top Places to Work in Health Care

  • By Beth Hart