Rohit Bhargava named 2022 Optica Fellow
January 14, 2022

Rohit Bhargava named 2022 Optica Fellow

  • By Beth Hart

The Optica (formerly OSA) Board of Directors recently elected 106 members from 24 countries to the Society’s 2022 Fellows Class. Illinois bioengineering Founder Professor Rohit Bhargava — who is also a professor at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine — was selected for his contributions to the fundamental physics and instrument engineering of mid-IR microscopy and its applications to medical imaging. Fellows are Optica members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and […]

Liang elected NAI Fellow
December 7, 2021

Carle Illinois faculty member Zhi-Pei Liang elected NAI fellow

  • By Beth Hart

Zhi-Pei Liang, a professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Carle Illinois College of Medicine and Grainger College of Engineering, was elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Liang is being honored for his “highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society,” according to the academy. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction […]

Abigail Wooldridge
November 15, 2021

Carle Illinois’ Abigail Wooldridge receives inaugural Robert L. Wears Early Career Award

  • By Beth Hart

For outstanding research contributions, as well as years of service, Abigail Wooldridge was presented the inaugural Robert L. Wears Early Career Award by the Health Care Technical Group of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Wooldridge is an assistant professor of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering and of biomedical and translational sciences at Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The new Robert L. Wears early career award aims to highlight the achievements of academics and practitioners in the first […]

Dr. Ruby Mendenhall, 2021 Recipient of the Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award
August 26, 2021

Carle Illinois Associate Dean Honored for Humanistic Approach to Solving Health Disparities

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation Ruby Mendenhall is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award. The award is given annually by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to a woman who exemplifies humanism and has advanced the well-being of at-risk or underserved populations, through scholarship, advocacy, and leadership. Mendenhall was selected from a field of more than 40 nominees for this national […]

May 28, 2021

Four Illinois Professors Named 2021 Fellows of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

  • By Beth Hart

The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) welcomed and elected 26 Fellows for the Class of 2021, including three faculty members from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The IAMBE, affiliated with the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), is made up of Fellows who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering. Election to the Academy is highly selective, initiated by nominations which are […]

National Academy of Science Award Winners for 2021
April 27, 2021

Carle Illinois professor among three Illinois faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

  • By Beth Hart

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Three University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Physics professor Nadya Mason, chemistry professor Ralph Nuzzo, and Carle Illinois College of Medicine and chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk are among 120 newly elected U.S. members – 59 of whom are women, the most elected in a single year – and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in […]

April 26, 2021

Carle Illinois faculty member wins Beckman Institute’s 2021 Vision and Spirit Award

  • By Beth Hart

Martha Gillette, director of the Neuroscience Program, Alumni Professor of cell and developmental biology, and Carle Illinois professor, has been named the Beckman Institute’s 2021 winner of the Vision and Spirit Award. The annual award, which includes $150,000 in research funding, was created to honor Beckman Institute Founder Arnold Beckman by recognizing a faculty member who has fostered collaboration in their research and exemplifies Beckman’s vision. Beckman and his wife, Mabel, gave $40 million to […]

Dean Li, Gold Medal Award
April 22, 2021

Carle Illinois Dean awarded Association of University Radiologists’ highest honor

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Dean King Li has been honored with the highest award given by the Association of University Radiologists. The Gold Medal award from the AUR recognizes unusually distinguished service or contributions to the association, academic radiology, or the field of radiology in general. In the organization’s tribute announcing the award, Dr. Li was hailed as a mentor for an entire generation of academic radiologists. In addition to being a clinician and […]

April 21, 2021

Carle Illinois Assistant Dean, student organization honored for work on diversity issues

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Ruby Mendenhall is being honored for advancing the cause of diversity. Dr. Mendenhall was honored in the Outstanding Faculty and Staff category of the 9th Annual Diversity and Social Justice Education Awards presented by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She was nominated for the award by Carle Illinois student Kitan Akinosho. The awards recognize members of […]

April 7, 2021

Two Carle Illinois Students Among Campus-Wide Innovation Prize 2021 Finalists

  • By Beth Hart

Two Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are among the finalists for two prestigious campus-wide innovation awards through the Technology Entrepreneur Center in The Grainger College of Engineering. The Illinois Innovation Prize (IIP) for $20,000 is awarded annually to a creative and passionate student working towards innovative solutions that could have a positive societal impact. And the Fiddler Innovation Fellowship for $10,000 supports innovations that address cultural or global challenges that incorporate creativity, the arts/design, and technology into interdisciplinary […]