December 18, 2020

Company co-founded by Carle Illinois faculty member secures $25 million to advance promising new cystic fibrosis treatment

  • By Charlie Simpson

A research team led by Marty Burke, associate dean of research at Carle Illinois College of Medicine, in collaboration with Mike Welsh and his team at the University of Iowa, has developed a new treatment that potentially could help all people with cystic fibrosis (CF), regardless of genetic mutation. cystetic Medicines, a new company founded […]

November 9, 2020

Carle Illinois Pursues Multi-Faceted Approach to Diversity and Inclusion

  • By Charlie Simpson

Manaka Sato has experience navigating barriers. Born in Japan and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, she is the translator for her mother, who doesn’t speak English. “I’ve seen firsthand the many disconnects between patients and healthcare providers when there are language barriers and communication difficulties,” she says. Bara Saadah knows about barriers, too. […]

October 2, 2020

Carle Illinois student co-editor of Diary of a Med Student project

  • By Charlie Simpson

Shonit Nair Sharma has always enjoyed sharing stories with his older brother, a tradition that has been especially therapeutic for them while pursuing their dreams as doctors in training. Between long clinic shifts and study hours, Shonit and Ajay find time to call each other to talk about their unforgettable experiences as medical students—tales oftentimes […]

July 24, 2020

Dream It, Make It: Health Innovators Pitch Ideas for Chance to Win $10,000

  • By Charlie Simpson

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine will host its second-annual Health Make-a-Thon competition on Saturday, August 8, from 2-5 p.m. The online event is open to the public. Twenty teams of citizen-scientists, students, and healthcare practitioners from across the state of Illinois will pitch their ideas for improving health. Ten winning teams will be selected, […]

July 21, 2020

Carle Illinois Welcomes Class of 2024

  • By Charlie Simpson

Forty-eight new medical students recently began their journey at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students from the Class of 2024 come from a range of academic disciplines: 85.5% have an engineering background, and 14.5% come from the basic sciences, with degrees in areas such as chemistry, biomathematics, […]

April 13, 2020

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health team up to design and produce face shield for health care workers

  • By Charlie Simpson

A team of engineers, physicians, researchers and designers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health has developed and launched production of a face shield for health professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The design specifications and instructions for use have been made public, and can be downloaded here. The face shield project […]