Carle Illinois Capstone Innovations 2022 - Bionic Knee
January 11, 2022

Carle Illinois Students Design Bionic Knee Brace to Empower Cerebral Palsy Patients

  • By Beth Hart

A new bionic knee brace designed by two future physician innovators at Carle Illinois College of Medicine could help cerebral palsy (CP) patients overcome muscle stiffness that limits their mobility. Cerebral palsy patients have decreased muscle strength and flexibility that hinders mobility and prevents even the most mobile cerebral palsy patients from exercising freely for extended periods of time. A new device designed by Carle Illinois College of Medicine students Dylan Mann and Shahnoor Amin […]

Dean King Li selected as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
December 7, 2021

National Academy of Inventors announces Carle Illinois’ Dean King Li as 2021 NAI Fellow

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Dean King Li has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction awarded exclusively to academic inventors. Election to NAI Fellow status is bestowed solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society. “Dean Li is most deserving […]

7 Tesla MRI Brain Research Study
December 6, 2021

Carle Health and University of Illinois partner to launch brain study

  • By Beth Hart

Thanks to a collaboration between Carle Health and the University of Illinois, a first-of-its-kind imaging study will be conducted in Champaign-Urbana. The Champaign-Urbana Population Study will use the new, jointly acquired unique technology, the Siemens MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla (7T) MRI to collect information about the brain’s structure and function across a diverse group of volunteers. Leaders of the study anticipate the information collected will improve our understanding of brain health and how the brain […]

November 29, 2021

#GivingTuesday to Support Tackling Today’s Biggest Health Challenges

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois is pioneering new approaches to medical education and health care as it educates a new generation of physician innovators. Your support on #GivingTuesday is more important than ever as we tackle today’s biggest health challenges. Learn more about how to give: Learn more about Carle Illinois College of Medicine:

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 25, 2021

Successful test by UIUC, NASA, and Collins gets us one step closer to electric aircraft

  • By Ryann Monahan

A one-megawatt electric motor that could help propel future, more environmentally friendly, and economically sustainable aircraft was tested during April and May by NASA and its industry and academic partners. The center of attention is an electric machine that can work either as an electric motor to turn propellers or large engine fans or a generator to produce one million watts of power – enough to power 760 average U.S. households. NASA’s collaborators in this research […]

August 24, 2021

The Time is Now at Carle Illinois College of Medicine

  • By Ryann Monahan

 This year reminded all of us just how quickly a world can change. We learned that it’s time to be impatient when it comes to the health of those who matter most. It’s time for new treatments and innovations that help those we love – right now. It’s time to find equitable solutions that improve the human condition. It’s time for the first medical school built at the intersection of engineering and medicine. It is time for the […]

August 23, 2021

Carle Illinois faculty receive U of I System honor for leading COVID-19 response

  • By Ryann Monahan

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen on Monday honored 28 key leaders of the system’s COVID-19 response with the Presidential Medallion. The medallion is the highest honor that the system president can bestow. Recipients on faculty at Carle Illinois College of Medicine include: Martin D. Burke, professor and former associate dean for research at Carle Illinois College of Medicine, May and Ving Lee Professor for Chemical Innovation at UIUC Timothy M. Fan, professor and the […]

July 14, 2021

Illinois Researchers Advance COVID-19 Point-of-Care Technologies and Impact

  • By Ryann Monahan

Advances made by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are set to improve the ability to diagnose COVID-19 and other infectious diseases more quickly and at the point of care. The findings offer a new approach to viral detection that currently primarily rely on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests – the current gold standard for detecting COVID-19. The work is a collaboration between researchers from Carle Illinois College of Medicine and The Grainger College […]

July 1, 2021


  • By Ryann Monahan

URBANA, Ill – Forty-seven new medical students have embarked on a journey to become physician innovators at Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the nation’s first engineering-based medical school. The Class of 2025 was welcomed to the UIUC campus this month marking the first time in the medical school’s history that Carle Illinois has held four full classes of students. Established in 2015, the college welcomed its inaugural class […]