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

CARLE ILLINOIS WELCOMES CLASS OF 2025

  • 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 […]

May 9, 2021

Achievement in Absence of Graduation

  • By Ryann Monahan

There will be no walking across a graduation stage or turning tassels for Carle Illinois College of Medicine students this May. Instead, the inaugural class of the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine has one more year to prepare for the historic moment when they become newly-minded physician innovators with a medical degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. However, you don’t need to look far to find impressive accomplishments among Carle Illinois students. Innovation […]

April 20, 2021

IDEA Symposium highlights Carle Illinois students’ innovative solutions

  • By Ryann Monahan

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine IDEA Symposium features students’ innovative ideas to combine medicine and engineering to find solutions to problems in and transform healthcare. Carle Illinois’ IDEA Projects allow medical students to harness their peak creativity through Innovation, Design, Engineering, and Analysis (IDEA) projects. The students generate new ideas to improve health care challenges during each clinical clerkship. The first annual IDEA Symposium was held April 15, 2021. A recap of the event […]

April 16, 2021

Vaccine Advocacy PSA from Carle Illinois College of Medicine

  • By Ryann Monahan

 Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are helping answer questions about and advocate for the COVID-19 vaccine through a new vaccine public service announcement (PSA). A Spanish version of the vaccine advocacy PSA can be found on YouTube and Illinois Media Space.

March 2, 2021

U of I System receives FDA authorization for covidSHIELD test process

  • By University of Illinois System

The University of Illinois System has received emergency use authorization (EUA)  from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for covidSHIELD, its innovative saliva-based COVID-19 test that was used on the U of I campuses to hold the virus in check by utilizing widespread testing with rapid results. Under FDA guidelines, the EUA allows the U of I System to broadly expand its covidSHIELD testing beyond its universities. “The University of Illinois has been a […]