Andrew Smith elected fellow of AIMBE
February 23, 2022

Carle Illinois Professor Andrew Smith Elected AIMBE Fellow for 2022

  • By Beth Hart

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Carle Illinois College of Medicine Professor Andrew Smith, to its College of Fellows. Smith is professor and the Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar of bioengineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Smith was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the development of semiconductor quantum dots, ultrasensitive medical […]

Amy Wagoner Johnson teaching Carle Illinois medical students
February 18, 2022

Carle Illinois Professor Amy Wagoner Johnson Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

  • By Beth Hart

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The head of Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences Amy Wagoner Johnson has been elected to the prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Wagoner Johnson, who is also a professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for work in recruiting and advancing women and persons of color […]

December 23, 2021

Carle Illinois Students Collaborate to Innovate Kidney Disease Monitoring System and Launch Rising Startup

  • By Beth Hart

Student-led venture Nephra has been named one of the Most Disruptive Business School Startups of 2021 by Poets & Quants. The start-up has collaborated with AxisMED, a pre-incubator program founded by Carle Illinois College of Medicine students including Al Smith (Class of 2024) and Ethan Chen (Class of 2022). AxisMED co-founder Smith serves as Nephra’s medical officer. Chen is Nephra’s health consultant.  _ Nephra, a student-led startup supported by iVenture Accelerator, has also moved into the second […]

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 […]

April 5, 2021

Carle Illinois Professor Jenny Amos Receives 2021 Excellence Teaching Award

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois teaching associate professor and bioengineering professor Jenny Amos has been selected to receive the 2021 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This award recognizes sustained excellence in and innovative approaches to undergraduate teaching and contributions beyond classroom instruction that have an overall positive impact on undergraduate student learning. “Dr. Amos is a pillar in the department of bioengineering and has contributed as much, or more, as anyone to the formation and evolution of our […]

March 17, 2021

Carle Illinois faculty member receives bioengineering Trailblazer Award

  • By Beth Hart

Pengfei Song, a Carle Illinois assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Trailblazer R21 Award for pursuing the next-generation ultrasound localization microscopy. The award provides an opportunity for early-career investigators to explore highly innovative research projects. Song is the principal investigator for the project, which was awarded more than $565,000. The research will build on technology that provides very high spatial resolution for imaging microvessels […]

March 10, 2021

Cheap, nontoxic carbon nanodots poised to be quantum dots of the future

  • By Ryann Monahan

Tiny fluorescent semiconductor dots, called quantum dots, are useful in a variety of health and electronic technologies but are made of toxic, expensive metals. Nontoxic and economic carbon-based dots are easy to produce, but they emit less light. A new study that uses ultrafast nanometric imaging found good and bad emitters among populations of carbon dots. This observation suggests that by selecting only super-emitters, carbon nanodots can be purified to replace toxic metal quantum dots […]

March 10, 2021

Leading New Directions in Cancer Research: The Unanswered Black Box

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor Hyunjoon Kong is leading new research that will interrogate how cell communication influences body, tissue, and pathogen development. The goal is to help other clinicians and researchers better understand cell-to-cell communications. This innovation could change the way that scientists and clinicians administer tests and treatments to cancer patients. Kong, Robert W. Schafer professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, approaches cancer research from a perspective that integrates cell engineering and […]

February 18, 2021

3D microscopy clarifies understanding of body’s immune response to obesity

  • By Lois Yoksoulian NEWS BUREAU | P U B L I C A F F A I R S

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers who focus on fat know that some adipose tissue is more prone to inflammation-related comorbidities than others, but the reasons why are not well understood. Thanks to a new analytical technique, scientists are getting a clearer view of the microenvironments found within adipose tissue associated with obesity. This advance may illuminate why some adipose tissues are more prone to inflammation – leading to diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular […]

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 […]