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 […]

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 29, 2021

Keynote speakers announced for Health Innovation Research Day

  • By Beth Hart

Three health experts will trace the evolution of healthcare innovation over time at the 19th Annual Health Innovation Research Day at Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The virtual conference scheduled for Friday, April 16, is part of Innovation Week and highlights “Innovations in Health: Past, Present, and Future.” Research Day 2021 combines presentations by three experts, a poster presentation session and competition for developing researchers, and an opportunity to create dialogue over ideas, scholarship, and […]

Health Make-A-Thon Finalists
March 23, 2021

Twenty finalists chosen to compete in Spring 2021 Health Make-A-Thon

  • By Beth Hart

Twenty teams of innovators ranging from middle-schoolers to college and medical students, to healthcare providers will pitch their health and wellness ideas to a panel of judges on Saturday, April 17, at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s third annual Health Make-A-Thon competition. The finalist teams were chosen from a  field of 94 entries from across Illinois, all vying for a chance at the resources to take their ideas from dream to reality. The Health […]

February 22, 2021

Carle Illinois College of Medicine granted provisional accreditation

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has been granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education following an in-depth review of educational and program quality standards. Provisional accreditation moves the college’s engineering-based M.D. degree program one step closer to full accreditation in 2022. “This is a great accomplishment and another historic milestone for a groundbreaking new kind of medical school,” Chancellor Robert J. Jones said. “The post-COVID-19 world is going to need innovations […]

February 17, 2021

Carle Illinois welcomes eight new Health Innovation Professors

  • By Ryann Monahan

Eight faculty from The Grainger College of Engineering have joined Carle Illinois College of Medicine with Health Innovation Professor appointments. The new faculty deliver on Carle Illinois’ strategy to leverage the University of Illinois’ exceptional faculty to serve as agents of change in medical education, innovation, and research at the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. “As champions of interdisciplinary health research, the new professors will advance the discovery and translation of breakthrough health innovations […]

February 10, 2021

Prof. Yurii Vlasov Elected to National Academy of Engineering

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Yurii A Vlasov, Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor and Founder Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He is recognized for his contributions to the development and commercialization of silicon photonics for optical data communications. Vlasov is among a class of 106 engineers and 23 foreign associates announced by the academy on February 9, 2021. Election to the NAE is one of the highest professional honors an engineer […]

February 10, 2021

Carle among top 1% of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes according to Healthgrades

  • By Carle Health

Carle has announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. Carle Foundation Hospital is among the top one percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance year-over-year according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. CarleFoundation Hospital has received the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for six consecutive years (2016-2021). “We’re proud to not only be a regional leader, but also a […]

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 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 […]