June 18, 2021

Healing Racial Trauma: Researchers offer framework for healing injured communities

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

A series of traumatic and racially charged events this past year had profound and lasting effects on individuals and communities of color. The murder of George Floyd in June 2020 and numerous other acts of violence left deep wounds, compounding a history of racism and discrimination impacting Americans of African and Asian descent and the communities where they live. Dr. Carla Desi-Ann Hunter, psychologist and co-author of a multidisciplinary paper, “Community Healing and Resistance Through […]

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Lab
March 2, 2021

COVID-19 Saliva-Based Test Expands Reach to DC-area Universities, Baltimore schools

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

The COVID-19 saliva-based test developed by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will now be used in some Baltimore public schools and several universities in the Washington, DC area. American University and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area partnered with UIUC researchers to establish and operate a new mobile lab with the anticipated capacity to process more than 50,000 tests per week. Andrew Flagel, president and CEO of the Consortium of […]

February 15, 2021

Prof. Rohit Bhargava named OSA 2021 Ellis R. Lippincott Award recipient

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Rohit Bhargava, Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor and Founder Professor in Bioengineering, was selected as the 2021 recipient of The Optical Society (OSA) Ellis R. Lippincott Award. Co-presented by the OSA, the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS), this award recognizes significant innovations in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. Bhargava is honored for his contributions to the fundamental physics and instrument engineering of mid-IR microscopy and its applications to medical imaging. […]

February 10, 2021

Prof. Yurii Vlasov Elected to National Academy of Engineering

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Yurii A Vlasov, Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor and Founder Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He is recognized for his contributions to the development and commercialization of silicon photonics for optical data communications. Vlasov is among a class of 106 engineers and 23 foreign associates announced by the academy on February 9, 2021. Election to the NAE is one of the highest professional honors an engineer […]

February 5, 2021

Carle Illinois faculty member’s team develops low-cost, rapid COVID-19 antibody test

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

A research team led by Carle Illinois College of Medicine Professor Brian Cunningham has developed a rapid, low-cost COVID-antibody test. Researchers say the test could become routine in fighting the virus’ spread. “A simple, rapid, quantitative, and inexpensive test, using only a single droplet of blood, can contribute to enhanced public safety and reduced personal anxiety about immune status,” said Cunningham, professor at the Grainger College of Engineering and Carle Illinois. Cunningham supervised the research […]

December 9, 2020

Research to Improve Breast Cancer Treatment Receives $2 Million NCI Grant

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

New ultrasound technology research by a Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor could change how fast breast cancer patients find out if their initial chemotherapy is working. Some breast cancer patients wait months to learn if their tumors are responding to initial chemotherapy, but Michael Oelze’s new research could shorten the wait to a week. Professor Oelze and his Canadian research partners were awarded a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study […]