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 […]

December 18, 2020

Company co-founded by Carle Illinois faculty member secures $25 million to advance promising new cystic fibrosis treatment

  • By Charlie Simpson

A research team led by Marty Burke, associate dean of research at Carle Illinois College of Medicine, in collaboration with Mike Welsh and his team at the University of Iowa, has developed a new treatment that potentially could help all people with cystic fibrosis (CF), regardless of genetic mutation. cystetic Medicines, a new company founded by Burke and Welsh recently secured $25 million in financing to develop the treatment into a transformative new therapy for […]

Dr. Martin D. Burke, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
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 […]

December 17, 2020

Expanding Innovation in the Face of Adversity: 2021 Health Make-A-Thon

  • By Beth Hart

Whether it’s a worldwide pandemic or a profound personal experience, health innovators find fuel to spark their ideas for improving lives around the world. The goal of Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Health Make-A-Thon is to democratize health innovation by challenging trained specialists and ‘citizen scientists’ alike to pitch their best solution to address broad-based health and wellness problems. “The Health Make-a-Thon is a welcome mat thrown out to the community to say, ‘Level playing […]

December 9, 2020

Fall 2020 Health Make-A-Thon Addresses Racism as a Health Crisis and Inspires Action

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students and community members explored innovative solutions to address racism as a health crisis during the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s fall Health Make-A-Thon.  Eight teams participated in the annual event held Saturday, December 5, 2020. The event gave a voice to a wide range of proposals, from culturally inclusive clothing for healthcare workers, to developing an app linking health consumers with health advocates to overcome barriers in healthcare delivery […]

November 9, 2020

Carle Illinois Pursues Multi-Faceted Approach to Diversity and Inclusion

  • By Charlie Simpson

Manaka Sato has experience navigating barriers. Born in Japan and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, she is the translator for her mother, who doesn’t speak English. “I’ve seen firsthand the many disconnects between patients and healthcare providers when there are language barriers and communication difficulties,” she says. Bara Saadah knows about barriers, too. Growing up, he had a strong interest in science, but the son of Arab immigrants had little exposure to the […]

May 15, 2020

Applying Engineering and Spanish for Innovation in Medicine

  • By Kara Sauder
March 9, 2020

Health Make-a-Thon 2020 Postponed

  • By Rebecca Schultz