August 12, 2021

Moussa Named Carle Illinois’ New Associate Dean for Research

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Dean King Li has announced the appointment of Issam D. Moussa, M.D., M.B.A., as Associate Dean for Research effective August 16, 2021. He succeeds Dr. Marty Burke, who is stepping down from the associate dean’s position to devote more time to his own research efforts. Dr. Moussa has served in leadership roles at Carle Health and Carle Illinois since 2018. As Associate Dean for Research, he will provide strategic leadership for policies and procedures related to research and innovation at Carle Illinois and will […]

Rohit Bhargava and Georgina Cheng at CCIL view images of cancer cells
April 20, 2021

CCIL and Carle Collaborate on Cancer Management Project

  • By Beth Hart

Traditionally, someone in a lab will embed tissue in paraffin, pour dye and view it under a microscope to determine if cancer cells are present. However, researchers in bioengineering and medicine at Carle Health are going further and looking at the microenvironment, or molecular chemistry of the cancer cells to understand cancer progression. By measuring the molecular makeup of cancer cells and their effect on the surrounding cells and tissues, that information can provide insight […]

April 5, 2021

Electronic health record system increases clinicians’ cognitive workload, study finds

  • By Beth Hart

A study at two urgent care clinics found that adopting a new electronic health records system doubled the amount of cognitive effort health care workers expended to perform their work during the first six months after implementation. The increase in cognitive workload also persisted for at least 30 months, the researchers found. The team reported its findings in a study published in the journal Applied Ergonomics. In a collaborative study with Carle Health Systems in […]

March 22, 2021

New cutting-edge MRI technology offers Carle Illinois students rare research, learning opportunities

  • By Beth Hart

The most powerful MRI device of its kind approved for patient use is now operational at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, offering Carle Illinois College of Medicine students unique opportunities to contribute to cutting-edge research, aimed at advancing biomedical knowledge and improving patient care. Carle is one of only a few hospitals in the country and the first in Illinois to acquire a Siemens Healthineers MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner for both clinical […]

February 23, 2021

Illinois and Mayo Clinic Researchers Awarded $2.2M DoD Grant for Breast Cancer Imaging Study

  • By Cancer Center at Illinois

Four in ten* patients screened for breast cancer are at a higher risk of misdiagnosis due to the presence of dense breast tissue. Traditional mammography cannot reliably diagnose the disease in these patients, sometimes even with the help of supplemental screening. Even with these extra tests, approximately 80% of patients are misdiagnosed with false positives, causing undue distress and financial strain. About 40% of women present with denser breast tissue in the United States; and […]

February 10, 2021

Carle among top 1% of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes according to Healthgrades

  • By Carle Health

Carle has announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. Carle Foundation Hospital is among the top one percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance year-over-year according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. CarleFoundation Hospital has received the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for six consecutive years (2016-2021). “We’re proud to not only be a regional leader, but also a […]

January 29, 2021

Carle Illinois student-run clinic treats increasing number of patients, offers medical students unique opportunity

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are helping meet the healthcare needs of hundreds of patients in east central Illinois at the Carle Illinois student-run clinic and getting an exceptional hands-on learning experience in the process. The student-run clinic treated a record number of patients from July 2020 to December 2020. The team of medical students logged over 500 patient visits under the direct supervision of licensed medical providers. The clinic offers Carle Illinois students […]

January 6, 2021

Carle Illinois student research offers new insight on homemade personal protective equipment, cited by CDC

  • By Beth Hart

A student-led research team at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is providing new answers on which materials are best for constructing homemade and alternative personal protective equipment. The team’s research showed that non-mask medical-grade materials and consumer-grade craft fabric could provide the best filtration when creating alternative PPE and masks. The study was cited in a fall publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on homemade […]

December 11, 2019

The future of rural healthcare began to take shape at Carle Illinois make-a-thon

  • By Kristin Tennant

“Next Generation” and “Rural Health” might seem like unrelated concepts, but 46 people recently devoted a Saturday to bringing them together at a Carle Illinois make-a-thon. The result? Seven innovative ideas to revolutionize the future of rural healthcare. Next Generation Rural Health was the theme that brought together so many minds on December 7. Seven teams competed, each with an intentional mix of participants, including community members, Carle Illinois medical students, Illinois undergraduate engineering students, […]