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 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 […]

August 3, 2021

Study tests microplasma against middle-ear infections

  • By Ryann Monahan

Middle-ear infections are a common affliction in early life, affecting more than 80% of children in the U.S. Antibiotics are often employed as a first line of defense but sometimes fail against the pathogenic bacteria that can develop in the middle ear, just behind the eardrum. In a new study, researchers explore the use of microplasma – a highly focused stream of chemically excited ions and molecules – as a noninvasive method for attacking the […]

July 22, 2021

New approach eradicates breast cancer in mice

  • By Ryann Monahan

A new approach to treating breast cancer kills 95-100% of cancer cells in mouse models of human estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancers and their metastases in bone, brain, liver and lungs. The newly developed drug, called ErSO, quickly shrinks even large tumors to undetectable levels. Led by scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the research team reports the findings in the journal Science Translational Medicine. “Even when a few breast cancer cells do survive, enabling tumors […]

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 […]

June 29, 2021

Carle Illinois Student’s Emergency Response Comes to the Rescue on First Day of Medical School

  • By Beth Hart

Most medical students don’t put their life-saving instincts to the test the first day of medical school, but that’s exactly what happened to new Carle Illinois College of Medicine student Vignesh Alla when an explosion rocked his dormitory. After completing his first day of orientation June 28, 2021, as a new student at Carle Illinois, Alla returned to his residence in Hendrick House, only to learn that the building’s maintenance staff was investigating a possible […]

June 4, 2021

Adapting laboratory techniques for remote instruction

  • By Ryann Monahan

The COVID-19 pandemic forced instructors to adapt their courses for online learning. Laboratory courses were particularly difficult due to lack of access to specialized equipment for remote learners. To overcome this challenge, researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign designed a laboratory exercise to teach students how to use micropipettes, through remote learning, using at-home kits. Micropipettes are common—and essential—laboratory instruments and are used in several fields including molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry. They are […]

May 18, 2021

Carle Illinois Launches Online Apparel Store

  • By Ryann Monahan

Get your Carle Illinois apparel just in time for summer! Carle Illinois has partnered with Campus Ink to launch an online store with Carle Illinois branded 1/4-zip pullovers, polos, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants, and hip packs. Items include designs created by our students. Order here: illini.store/carleillinois The store will be open for a limited time. Purchases can be made here now through June 7.

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 […]

Saif Lab Research
May 5, 2021

Carle Illinois, CCIL Scientist Develops High-Res Sensors to Investigate Cancer Cell Activity

  • By Beth Hart

Urbana, Ill. – When Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor Taher Saif, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, joined the University of Illinois over two decades ago, he thought he would use his skills to help people – by improving their vehicles and cell phones. But just a few years later, he realized his expertise could be put towards another cause: fighting cancer. Saif spent his early career in applied mathematics, where his lab work focused […]