January 27, 2021

Carle Illinois faculty among grant recipients for healthcare research and innovation projects

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Carle Illinois College of Medicine faculty are among the UIUC researchers who recently received funding through the Jump ARCHES research and development program. Professors Rohit Bhargava, Manuel Hernandez, Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, T. Kesh Kesavadas, and Brad Sutton are among the recipients of funding that supports research involving clinicians, engineers, and social scientists to develop technologies and devices that could revolutionize medical training and healthcare delivery. Thirteen research projects are sharing nearly $970,000 in funding. “The scope […]

January 23, 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 […]

January 19, 2021

Health Make-A-Thon Supports Illinois Residents With Ideas For Improving Health Care

  • By Christine Herman, Illinois Newsroom | Powered by WILL & Illinois Public Media

URBANA – People who have navigated tough situations in health care often have the best ideas for how to improve the system. The goal of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Make-a-Thon competition is to provide the support that everyday people need to help bring those ideas to life. The competition is organized by Health Maker Lab — a maker lab network at the college. Each year, 10 winners receive $10,000 in resources, materials and mentorship […]

January 15, 2021

University of Illinois researchers publish article describing Illinois RapidVent Emergency Ventilator

  • By Ryann Monahan

The design, testing, and validation of the Illinois RapidVent emergency ventilator has been published in the journal Plos One. The article, “Emergency Ventilator for COVID-19,” by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers, is the first of its kind to report such details about an emergency ventilator that was designed, prototyped, and tested at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. “This article reports the development and testing of the RapidVent emergency ventilator,” said William King, […]

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 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 by Burke and Welsh recently secured $25 million in financing to develop the treatment into a transformative new therapy for […]

Dr. Martin D. Burke, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
December 18, 2020

Antifungal drug improves key cystic fibrosis biomarkers in clinical study

  • By Liz Ahlberg Touchstone

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A drug widely used to treat fungal infections improved key biomarkers in lung tissue cultures as well as in the noses of patients with cystic fibrosis, a clinical study by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Iowa found. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a missing or defective ion channel in the lining of the lungs, called CFTR. This leaves patients vulnerable to lung infections. Treatments called modulators […]

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 […]

December 11, 2020

Computational method provides faster high-resolution mass spectrometry imaging

  • By Doris Dahl, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

A new computational mass spectrometry imaging method enables researchers to achieve high mass resolution and high spatial resolution for biological samples while providing data sets exponentially faster. Researchers at Carle Illinois College of Medicine and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology  have developed a subspace mass spectrometry imaging approach that accelerates the speed of data acquisition — without sacrificing the quality — by designing a model-based reconstruction strategy. The technique, which was developed using animal […]