Advancing human health begins with research.

“The primary task of the Office of Research and Innovation is to enable the College’s vision of creating a new generation of compassionate and skilled physician innovators. Our team is building innovation and research platforms that enable faculty and students to tackle the unmet patient and community health needs through human-centered design thinking, medical technologies, and entrepreneurship. Our goal is to prepare our students to become tomorrow’s leaders who will contribute to solutions that benefit the communities they serve.”

- Issam Moussa, MD, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation

MD/PhD Program

Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s MD/PhD Medical Scholars Program (MSP) is designed to prepare a diverse cadre of physician-scholars to confront the multi-dimensional problems and issues that face medicine and society.  Students in the program will earn the MD degree from Carle Illinois and a PhD from one of the existing PhD programs at UIUC.

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Industry & Philanthropy Partnerships

Innovation is the cornerstone of our curriculum, with emphasis on human factors, design thinking, medical technologies, and entrepreneurship. Your gift will enable a new generation of physician-innovators and physician-leaders to revolutionize human health.

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Administrative Structure


Assistant Dean for Research


Director of Student Research