Dr. Jaya Yodh, Carle Illinois College of Medicine teaching assistant professor, attended the 7th International Conference of the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE): Teaching Biochemistry to Students of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy from May 5-9, 2019 in Tuscon, AZ. ABE focuses on advancing biochemistry education in the field of medicine, while also supporting biochemistry educators and their innovation.

Dr. Yodh was the inaugural recipient of the ABE Scholar Award, a travel award for recognition of educational scholarship.  She was invited to present a short talk and a poster on her abstract co-authored with Carle Illinois engineering faculty, Dr. Kaustubh Bhalerao, entitled, “Therapeutic Enzymes Design Lab for Integration of Biochemistry and Engineering at Carle Illinois College of Medicine,” illustrating how Carle Illinois faculty are integrating engineering into medicine at the basic science level during their Foundational Elements course.