September 27, 2021

PRIDE Festival: Carle Illinois Students Host Health Booth

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students participated in the 2021 Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival Saturday, September 25th in Urbana, Illinois. Carle Illinois students checked dozens of festival attendees’ vitals and offered information affirming LGBTQ+ health care in the community. Carle Illinois’ participation in the event was led by the Carle Illinois PRIDE student group. The C-U Pride Festival was hosted by the Uniting Pride (UP) Center of Champaign County and themed “What the Health? Fighting. Surviving. […]

Professor Wu and graduate student posing in front of research
September 24, 2021

Antibodies from original strain COVID-19 infection don’t bind to variants, study finds

  • By Ryann Monahan

People infected with the original strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 early in the pandemic produced a consistent antibody response, making two main groups of antibodies to bind to the spike protein on the virus’s outer surface. However, those antibodies don’t bind well to newer variants, a new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign found. Characterizing what kinds of antibodies the body is most likely to make to fight a natural infection is […]

September 23, 2021

Carle Illinois Health Innovation Professor on NPR: How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class — And COVID Out

  • By Ryann Monahan
September 9, 2021

Health Innovation Professor Bruce Fouke’s research featured in Scientific American September Issue

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Innovation Professor Bruce Fouke is offering a unique perspective on how biomineralization impacts health and disease in the Scientific American September 2021 Issue. The article “New Tool Shows Geology behind Kidney Stone Crystallization,” highlights Fouke’s discovery that kidney stones form similarly to many other stones in nature: they partially dissolve and re-form many times rather than crystallizing all at once. “That’s when we realized that stones are quite dynamic […]

University of Illinois COVID-19 Saliva Test
September 7, 2021

How U of I fought the clock to develop a COVID-19 test that schools will use this fall

  • By Ryann Monahan
PillSafe Prototype and Health Maker Lab Medal
August 30, 2021

Health Make-a-Thon Winner Targets Opioid Addiction Prevention with New Device Prototypes

  • By Beth Hart

A Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Make-a-Thon winner is closer to helping prevent opioid addiction with a unique pill bottle cap designed to monitor potential misuse of the medication. Ariana Alam Mizan was a 16-year-old University Lab High School student when she entered and won the September 2020 Health Make-a-Thon. Her award-winning pill bottle cap design is now taking shape in the Health Maker Lab at Carle Illinois. She has two working prototypes for […]

August 26, 2021

Carle Illinois welcomes eight new Health Innovation Professors

  • By Ryann Monahan

Eight faculty from a range of disciplines across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus have joined Carle Illinois College of Medicine with Health Innovation Professor appointments.  The new professors deliver on Carle Illinois’ commitment to advance the discovery and translation of breakthrough health innovations and take a holistic approach to improving the medical field and human condition. The new faculty join from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, College […]

August 26, 2021

Town Hall: ‘We all have choices in life. This one is a choice with meaning for all’

  • By Beth Hart
Dr. Ruby Mendenhall, 2021 Recipient of the Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award
August 26, 2021

Carle Illinois Associate Dean Honored for Humanistic Approach to Solving Health Disparities

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation Ruby Mendenhall is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award. The award is given annually by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to a woman who exemplifies humanism and has advanced the well-being of at-risk or underserved populations, through scholarship, advocacy, and leadership. Mendenhall was selected from a field of more than 40 nominees for this national […]

August 19, 2021

Mendenhall’s grant highlighted on FOX 32 Chicago

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Ruby Mendenhall new $500,000 MacArthur Foundation grant has been featured on Fox 32 Chicago and includes a “live” broadcast interview with Mendenhall. The grant will help reduce disparities in healthcare through a unique new training program, wellness tools, and policy clinic. The grant is set to create a culture of innovation that centers around the health and wellness of mostly Black and Latinx high school students and young adults living in […]