March 5, 2021

Carle Illinois professor named AIMBE fellow

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor Jennifer Amos has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Amos, who is also a professor of bioengineering at The Grainger College of Engineering, was honored for her outstanding contributions to the development of curriculum and assessment methods in biomedical engineering and engineering-driven medical education. She has been actively involved in efforts across the biomedical engineering community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The College of […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Lab
March 2, 2021

COVID-19 Saliva-Based Test Expands Reach to DC-area Universities, Baltimore schools

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

The COVID-19 saliva-based test developed by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will now be used in some Baltimore public schools and several universities in the Washington, DC area. American University and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area partnered with UIUC researchers to establish and operate a new mobile lab with the anticipated capacity to process more than 50,000 tests per week. Andrew Flagel, president and CEO of the Consortium of […]

February 25, 2021

Carle Illinois student presents robotic device to offer surgeons new navigational tool

  • By Beth Hart

A team of researchers, including three Carle Illinois College of Medicine students, has designed an inexpensive robotic device that could help general surgeons save the lives of patients with potentially life-threatening fluid on the brain when no neurosurgeon is available. The innovation was featured at the 16th Coordinated Science Lab Student Conference at The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Carle Illinois student Al Smith says the device could benefit patients […]

February 25, 2021

New X-ray imaging facility opened at Beckman Institute

  • By Beckman Institute

A cross-campus collaboration has created a new 3D X-ray phase-contrast imaging laboratory that will allow researchers to overcome some limitations of conventional X-ray imaging and enable core research for the life and material science communities. The collaboration between the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has created the Computational X-ray Imaging Science Laboratory, which is located in the Beckman Institute. Mark Anastasio, […]

February 23, 2021

Illinois and Mayo Clinic Researchers Awarded $2.2M DoD Grant for Breast Cancer Imaging Study

  • By Cancer Center at Illinois

Four in ten* patients screened for breast cancer are at a higher risk of misdiagnosis due to the presence of dense breast tissue. Traditional mammography cannot reliably diagnose the disease in these patients, sometimes even with the help of supplemental screening. Even with these extra tests, approximately 80% of patients are misdiagnosed with false positives, causing undue distress and financial strain. About 40% of women present with denser breast tissue in the United States; and […]

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 15, 2021

Prof. Rohit Bhargava named OSA 2021 Ellis R. Lippincott Award recipient

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Rohit Bhargava, Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor and Founder Professor in Bioengineering, was selected as the 2021 recipient of The Optical Society (OSA) Ellis R. Lippincott Award. Co-presented by the OSA, the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS), this award recognizes significant innovations in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. Bhargava is honored for his contributions to the fundamental physics and instrument engineering of mid-IR microscopy and its applications to medical imaging. […]

January 29, 2021

Carle Illinois student-run clinic treats increasing number of patients, offers medical students unique opportunity

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are helping meet the healthcare needs of hundreds of patients in east central Illinois at the Carle Illinois student-run clinic and getting an exceptional hands-on learning experience in the process. The student-run clinic treated a record number of patients from July 2020 to December 2020. The team of medical students logged over 500 patient visits under the direct supervision of licensed medical providers. The clinic offers Carle Illinois students […]