At Carle Illinois College of Medicine, students are passionate about conducting and publishing clinical and scholarly research that will shape the future of medicine.

Working with peers, faculty and clinical mentors, and scientists in a variety of disciplines, Carle Illinois students have authored research published in professional journals, presented at professional conferences and meetings, and recognized in local, national, and international award competitions. Our students are contributing to the body of scientific knowledge about the world’s most challenging health problems before they enter professional practice.

Here are some of the most recent research publications by Carle Illinois’ future physician innovators.

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Review Article

Analysis of Paper-Based Colorimetric Assays With a Smartphone Spectrometer

Authors: Elizabeth Woodburn, M.D. Candidate; Kenneth Long; Brian Cunningham, Ph.D.

IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume 19, Issue 2, 2019 Jan 15

DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2876631

Original Research

Enhancing Your Everyday Sight: An Ultrasonic Visual Aid

Authors: Emily J. Smith, M.D. Candidate; Catherine Stauffer, M.D. Candidate; Natalie Ramsy, M.D. Candidate; Nina Chen; Benjamin Salzberg; Sander Sudrzynski; Holly Golecki, Ph.D.

Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, 2022 Design of Medical Devices Conference - Proceedings Paper, 2022 Apr 28

DOI: 10.1115/DMD2022-1017

Case Report

Spontaneous Loculated Bilateral Hydropneumothoraces in a Patient with Recent COVID-19 Infection

Authors: Jacques Lowe, MD Candidate; Bradley Kaptur, MD Candidate; Ali Baltaji, MBBCh; Daniel Rosenblat, MD; James Kumar, MD, MS; Vishesh Paul, MD

Case Reports in Medicine, 2022 May 26

DOI: 10.1155/2022/3284857

Review Article

SGLT2 Inhibitors in Hypertension: Role Beyond Diabetes and Heart Failure

Authors: Rahul Gupta; Theresa Maitz; David Egeler; Anila Mehta, M.D. Candidate; Mark Nyaeme, M.D. Candidate; Adrija Hajra; Akshay Goel; Jayakumar Sreenivasan; Neel Patel; Wilbert S Aronow

Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2022 May 18

DOI: 10.1016/j.tcm.2022.05.005

Original Research

Investigation into the anti-inflammatory properties of metformin in intervertebral disc cells

Authors: Rahul Ramanathan, MD Candidate; Ayesha Firdous; Qing Dong; Dong Wang,; Joon Lee; Nam Vo; Gwendolyn Sowa

Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Spine, e1197, 2022 Feb 25

DOI: 10.1002/jsp2.1197


Automated Heart and Lung Auscultation in Robotic Physical Examinations

Authors: Yifan Zhu; Al Smith, MD, PhD Candidate; Kris Hauser, PhD

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022 Apr 1

DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2022.3149576

Review Article

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and SARS-CoV-2: A scoping review

Authors: Neha Panigrahy, MD Candidate; Joseph Policarpio, MD Candidate; Rahul Ramanathan, MD Candidate

Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, vol. 13, no. 3, 2020 Nov 23

DOI: 10.3233/PRM-200794

Review Article

Laboratory parameters and outcomes in hospitalized adults with COVID-19: a scoping review.

Authors: Andrew Zhu; George Zakusilo; Matthew S Lee, MD Candidate; Julie Kim; Hyejin Kim; Xiaohan Ying; Yu Han Chen; Caroline Jedlicka; Keith Mages; Justin J Choi

Infection, 2021 Jul 10

DOI: 10.1007/s15010-021-01659-w

Review Article

The evolving neurosurgical perspective on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): a systematic review

Authors: Brian Fiani; Daniel W Griepp; Lisa Kurien; Jessica Adukuzhiyil; Christina M Moawad, MD Candidate; Jason Lee; Meenu Prasad

Journal of Neurosurgical Science, 2021 Jul 27

DOI: 10.23736/S0390-5616.21.05373-X

Review Article

Therapeutic Ultrasound in Cardiovascular Medicine

Authors: Olivia Coiado, PhD; Jacques Lowe, MD Candidate; William O'Brien, Jr., PhD

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2020 Sep 21

DOI: 10.1002/jum.15493