May 17, 2022

Match Day Reflections from Carle Illinois’ Inaugural Class Members of 2022

  • By Ryann Monahan

This video is a reflection on Carle Illinois’ Inaugural Match Day that took place March 18, 2022.  One hundred percent of Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s inaugural graduating class successfully matched with a medical residency training program and in top specialty choices. The exceptional residency placement result means Carle Illinois’ physician innovators in the class of 2022 will be positioned to directly impact patient care in hospitals and communities from New York to California, when […]

May 16, 2022

In the News: Carle Illinois College of Medicine sends off its first class of doctors

  • By Ryann Monahan
Members of the Class of 2022 recite the Physician's Pledge during Convocation ceremonies on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
May 16, 2022

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Inaugural Class Graduation Marks Historic Moment

  • By Ryann Monahan

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, graduated its inaugural class on May 15, 2022.  The convocation marked a historic moment for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, its surrounding community, and the field of medicine. A partnership between UIUC and Carle Health System, Carle Illinois welcomed its inaugural class in 2018. “For hundreds of years, physicians have been trained under the same model, but not at Carle Illinois. Medicine is […]

April 28, 2022

Study tracks COVID-19 infection dynamics in adults

  • By Ryann Monahan

A team led by scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign tracked the rise and fall of SARS-CoV-2 in the saliva and nasal cavities of people newly infected with the virus. The study was the first to follow acute COVID-19 infections over time through repeated sampling and to compare results from different testing methodologies. The findings are reported in the journal Nature Microbiology. “We capture the most complete, high-resolution, quantitative picture of how SARS-CoV-2 replicates […]

April 15, 2022

Carle Illinois Students Leading Human Rights Clinic for Refugees Seeking Asylum

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are leading a human rights clinic to offer support to asylum seekers and refugees in east-central Illinois. The students are providing impartial medical and psychological evaluations and working to raise awareness on human rights issues. The initiative is being led by fourth-year Carle Illinois medical student Lidija Barbaric. Her family immigrated from Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 30 years ago. “We came for medical purposes right before war broke […]

March 23, 2022

Study: First-pass metabolism of alcohol occurs in women’s stomachs

  • By Ryann Monahan

While scientists have broadly agreed that a fraction of the alcohol people consume is broken down before it reaches the bloodstream in a process called first-pass metabolism, they have been uncertain whether this process occurs in the stomach or the liver. Published online in the journal JAMA Network Open, a new study of alcohol metabolism in women who underwent sleeve gastrectomy and peers who had not had weight loss surgery indicates that this process occurs […]

March 10, 2022

Cohen selected as Carle Illinois College of Medicine dean

  • By Ryann Monahan

Mark S. Cohen, MD, will be the next dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and senior vice president and chief academic officer at Carle Health, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The appointment takes effect May 16. Cohen is currently a professor of surgery and pharmacology at the University of Michigan, where he also serves as director of the Medical School Pathway of Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, director […]

March 6, 2022

In the News: Carle Illinois College of Medicine students hoping to improve Ukrainian refugees’ prognosis

  • By Ryann Monahan
March 2, 2022

Carle Illinois Students launch Ukrainian Refugee Relief Project, collecting aid supplies

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are working to send aid to Ukrainian refugees in Poland. The students are launching a medical and physical goods supply drive to get additional aid to the region and seeking help from the community. “This may be one of the defining events of our generation. These people need help, and the things they need are things many of us have lying around our homes. We all have the ability to make […]

February 3, 2022

Carle Illinois Celebrates Top Black Physicians in History

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine is highlighting the contributions, impact, and legacies of some of the most influential Black physicians this Black History Month. ___________________________________________________________________________   James Durham 1762-1802? First African American physician Dr. James Durham has been widely acknowledged as the first recognized African American to be a physician in the United States.  Among many accomplishments, he would go on to run a successful practice in New Orleans, where he helped victims of yellow […]