January 19, 2022

In the News: Medical students design innovative bionic knee brace

  • By Ryann Monahan
January 10, 2022

Dr. Uretz Oliphant named Interim Dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine

  • By Ryann Monahan

Dr. Uretz Oliphant has been named the Interim Dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine following approval by the Board of Trustees. Dr. Oliphant brings nearly four decades of experience as a medical practitioner, researcher and educator. He serves as a clinical professor in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and is a general surgeon at Carle specializing in bariatrics, general surgery, and previous specialization in trauma surgery and critical care. He is also […]

December 29, 2021

Health Maker Lab Mentor Aadeel Akhtar Named Among America’s Greatest Disruptors: Medical Marvels

  • By Ryann Monahan
November 9, 2021

Scientists discover how antibiotics penetrate Gram-negative bacterial cell walls

  • By Beth Hart

Scientists have labored for decades to find antibiotics that work against Gram-negative bacteria, which cause some of the deadliest infections in hospital settings and are most likely to be resistant to treatment with existing antibiotics. In a study reported in the journal Chemical Science, researchers developed a new method to determine how antibiotics with specific chemical properties thread their way through tiny pores in the otherwise impenetrable cell envelopes of Gram-negative bacteria. “Antibiotic resistance is […]

November 4, 2021

Do kids need a COVID-19 vaccine? with Carle Illinois’ Rebecca Smith

  • By Ryann Monahan

Children ages five to eleven now can receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech under emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration and recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rebecca Lee Smith, an epidemiologist and professor in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, works with school districts on COVID-19 safety protocols and tracking viral spread among children. Smith talked with News Bureau Biomedical Sciences Editor Liz […]

October 15, 2021

New Carle Illinois sculpture has dual meaning reflecting the mission of the college

  • By Ryann Monahan

A powerful sculpture now stands before the new home of Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The figure resembles the anatomy of a hand and the work of physicians.  A closer look at the sculpture in front of the Medical Sciences Building reveals a dual meaning that echoes the foundation and mission of the college. The structure resembles much more than the anatomy of a hand and reflection of what aspiring physicians might do when they […]

Stanislav Rubakhin, research professor; Dan Castro, graduate research assistant; Jonathan Sweedler, professor of chemistry; Yuxuan Richard Xie, graduate research assistant;Elena Romanova, research professor
October 5, 2021

New analytical technique helps researchers spot subtle differences in subcellular chemistry

  • By Beth Hart

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign can now rapidly isolate and chemically characterize individual organelles within cells. The new technique tests the limits of analytical chemistry and rapidly reveals the chemical composition of organelles that control biological growth, development and disease. The findings of the new study, led by Carle Illinois College of Medicine and chemistry professor Jonathan Sweedler, are published in the journal Nature Methods. The new approach locates and isolates […]

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. […]

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 […]