March 12, 2021

New technique brings the study of molecular configuration into the microscopic domain

  • By Beth Hart

Researchers at the Beckman Institute have developed a new variation of an infrared microscope with analytical capabilities, allowing researchers to image biological samples at the microscopic level more quickly and accurately. The new instrument is based on the discrete frequency infrared spectroscopic imaging technique developed by researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The novel measurement technique is effective for probing the chemical conformations of biomolecules. “This […]

March 10, 2021

Leading New Directions in Cancer Research: The Unanswered Black Box

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor Hyunjoon Kong is leading new research that will interrogate how cell communication influences body, tissue, and pathogen development. The goal is to help other clinicians and researchers better understand cell-to-cell communications. This innovation could change the way that scientists and clinicians administer tests and treatments to cancer patients. Kong, Robert W. Schafer professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, approaches cancer research from a perspective that integrates cell engineering and […]

March 5, 2021

Carle Illinois professor named AIMBE fellow

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor Jennifer Amos has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Amos, who is also a professor of bioengineering at The Grainger College of Engineering, was honored for her outstanding contributions to the development of curriculum and assessment methods in biomedical engineering and engineering-driven medical education. She has been actively involved in efforts across the biomedical engineering community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The College of […]

February 25, 2021

Carle Illinois student presents robotic device to offer surgeons new navigational tool

  • By Beth Hart

A team of researchers, including three Carle Illinois College of Medicine students, has designed an inexpensive robotic device that could help general surgeons save the lives of patients with potentially life-threatening fluid on the brain when no neurosurgeon is available. The innovation was featured at the 16th Coordinated Science Lab Student Conference at The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Carle Illinois student Al Smith says the device could benefit patients […]

February 3, 2021

Carle Illinois seeks research entries for Health Innovation Research Day

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine is giving the next generation of medical researchers an opportunity and platform to share their work and ideas with the broader research community this April. The 19th Annual Health Innovation Research Day on April 16 is a virtual event highlighting “Innovations in Health: Past, Present, and Future” through the eyes of seasoned experts and developing researchers alike. Research Day 2021 incorporates presentations by established medical experts, and a poster session […]

January 29, 2021

Carle Illinois student-run clinic treats increasing number of patients, offers medical students unique opportunity

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are helping meet the healthcare needs of hundreds of patients in east central Illinois at the Carle Illinois student-run clinic and getting an exceptional hands-on learning experience in the process. The student-run clinic treated a record number of patients from July 2020 to December 2020. The team of medical students logged over 500 patient visits under the direct supervision of licensed medical providers. The clinic offers Carle Illinois students […]

January 6, 2021

Carle Illinois student research offers new insight on homemade personal protective equipment, cited by CDC

  • By Beth Hart

A student-led research team at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is providing new answers on which materials are best for constructing homemade and alternative personal protective equipment. The team’s research showed that non-mask medical-grade materials and consumer-grade craft fabric could provide the best filtration when creating alternative PPE and masks. The study was cited in a fall publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on homemade […]

December 23, 2020

New Carle Illinois Student Leader Focuses on Residency Match, Return to In-Person Instruction

  • By Beth Hart

Advocating for students, especially those preparing for graduation and residency in 2022, is the top priority for Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s newly elected Student Government President, Anant Naik (Class of 22). Naik was elected by his peers to serve as student body president for the 2021 calendar year. Now, he hopes to help establish effective policies and procedures for Carle Illinois’ first residency ‘match’ cycle. “The biggest priority for me is to ensure that […]

December 21, 2020

Carle Illinois student wins honors at ACP Regional Scientific Meeting

  • By Beth Hart

A proposal by a Carle Illinois College of Medicine student to use technology to rescue drivers who have a heart attack behind the wheel was among the student projects winning recognition at the American College of Physicians Illinois chapter’s scientific meeting on December 4, 2020. Third-year Carle Illinois student Shahnoor Amin created a poster proposing a system to combine wearable health monitoring technology with the computer in a self-driving vehicle. A smart-watch app would detect […]

December 17, 2020

Expanding Innovation in the Face of Adversity: 2021 Health Make-A-Thon

  • By Beth Hart

Whether it’s a worldwide pandemic or a profound personal experience, health innovators find fuel to spark their ideas for improving lives around the world. The goal of Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Health Make-A-Thon is to democratize health innovation by challenging trained specialists and ‘citizen scientists’ alike to pitch their best solution to address broad-based health and wellness problems. “The Health Make-a-Thon is a welcome mat thrown out to the community to say, ‘Level playing […]