April 27, 2021

AI in Medicine Certificate Program Now Available

  • By Ryann Monahan

A new artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine certificate program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is now available to prepare healthcare professionals to lead in the era of digital medicine. The program launched through a powerful interdisciplinary partnership between Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the department of bioengineering at The Grainger College of Engineering, and the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The certification program delivers exceptional course quality and empowers medical professionals including […]

National Academy of Science Award Winners for 2021
April 27, 2021

Carle Illinois professor among three Illinois faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

  • By Beth Hart

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Three University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Physics professor Nadya Mason, chemistry professor Ralph Nuzzo, and Carle Illinois College of Medicine and chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk are among 120 newly elected U.S. members – 59 of whom are women, the most elected in a single year – and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in […]

April 26, 2021

Carle Illinois faculty member wins Beckman Institute’s 2021 Vision and Spirit Award

  • By Beth Hart

Martha Gillette, director of the Neuroscience Program, Alumni Professor of cell and developmental biology, and Carle Illinois professor, has been named the Beckman Institute’s 2021 winner of the Vision and Spirit Award. The annual award, which includes $150,000 in research funding, was created to honor Beckman Institute Founder Arnold Beckman by recognizing a faculty member who has fostered collaboration in their research and exemplifies Beckman’s vision. Beckman and his wife, Mabel, gave $40 million to […]

Dean Li, Gold Medal Award
April 22, 2021

Carle Illinois Dean awarded Association of University Radiologists’ highest honor

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Dean King Li has been honored with the highest award given by the Association of University Radiologists. The Gold Medal award from the AUR recognizes unusually distinguished service or contributions to the association, academic radiology, or the field of radiology in general. In the organization’s tribute announcing the award, Dr. Li was hailed as a mentor for an entire generation of academic radiologists. In addition to being a clinician and […]

April 21, 2021

Carle Illinois Assistant Dean, student organization honored for work on diversity issues

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Ruby Mendenhall is being honored for advancing the cause of diversity. Dr. Mendenhall was honored in the Outstanding Faculty and Staff category of the 9th Annual Diversity and Social Justice Education Awards presented by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She was nominated for the award by Carle Illinois student Kitan Akinosho. The awards recognize members of […]

Rohit Bhargava and Georgina Cheng at CCIL view images of cancer cells
April 20, 2021

CCIL and Carle Collaborate on Cancer Management Project

  • By Beth Hart

Traditionally, someone in a lab will embed tissue in paraffin, pour dye and view it under a microscope to determine if cancer cells are present. However, researchers in bioengineering and medicine at Carle Health are going further and looking at the microenvironment, or molecular chemistry of the cancer cells to understand cancer progression. By measuring the molecular makeup of cancer cells and their effect on the surrounding cells and tissues, that information can provide insight […]

April 17, 2021

2021 Health Make-a-Thon Winners Announced

  • By Beth Hart

Ten teams of innovators have been selected by a panel of judges and audience members as winners of the 2021 Health Make-a-Thon at Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Contestants presented innovative solutions that will have wide-reaching impact on human health and address disparities in health care. 2021 Health Make-a-Thon Winners: CalidGear: Wearable Thermoregulation Device by Tayyaba Ali (Cook County) – A device to help first responders and military personnel maintain a safe body temperature. izzii – […]

Shield Playbook Feature Image
April 14, 2021

K-12 Shield Playbook offers guidance for reopening schools amid ongoing pandemic

  • By Beth Hart

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new resource is available to help guide teachers and school administrators as they reopen schools amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, assembled by researchers and experts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As vaccines for the virus that causes COVID-19 become more accessible, more communities and schools are reopening. However, no vaccines have been approved for children under 16 to date, leaving school districts with many questions to navigate as they reopen […]

April 7, 2021

Two Carle Illinois Students Among Campus-Wide Innovation Prize 2021 Finalists

  • By Beth Hart

Two Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are among the finalists for two prestigious campus-wide innovation awards through the Technology Entrepreneur Center in The Grainger College of Engineering. The Illinois Innovation Prize (IIP) for $20,000 is awarded annually to a creative and passionate student working towards innovative solutions that could have a positive societal impact. And the Fiddler Innovation Fellowship for $10,000 supports innovations that address cultural or global challenges that incorporate creativity, the arts/design, and technology into interdisciplinary […]

April 7, 2021

Machine learning helps spot gait problems in individuals with multiple sclerosis

  • By Beth Hart

Monitoring the progression of multiple sclerosis-related gait issues can be challenging in adults over 50 years old, requiring a clinician to differentiate between problems related to MS and other age-related issues. To address this problem, researchers are integrating gait data and machine learning to advance the tools used to monitor and predict disease progression. A new study of this approach led by University of Illinois Urbana Champaign graduate student Rachneet Kaur,  Carle Illinois College of […]