August 3, 2021

Study tests microplasma against middle-ear infections

  • By Ryann Monahan

Middle-ear infections are a common affliction in early life, affecting more than 80% of children in the U.S. Antibiotics are often employed as a first line of defense but sometimes fail against the pathogenic bacteria that can develop in the middle ear, just behind the eardrum. In a new study, researchers explore the use of microplasma – a highly focused stream of chemically excited ions and molecules – as a noninvasive method for attacking the […]

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 […]

May 5, 2021

Mantis shrimp-inspired camera provides second opinion during cancer surgery

  • By Beth Hart

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Some of the world’s greatest innovations, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machine, owe their strength and elegance to natural design. Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have returned their gaze to the natural world to develop a camera inspired by the mantis shrimp that can visualize cancer cells during surgery. A new study led by electrical and computer engineering professor Viktor Gruev details how the new camera works with tumor-targeted drugs to see cancer […]

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 […]

February 11, 2021

Carle Illinois students among first to receive both doses of COVID-19 vaccine

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois’ College of Medicine students are among the first to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Their clinical studies call them to be on the frontlines of healthcare, in most cases sooner than other medical programs. They are essential workers, and while they do not work directly with COVID-19 patients, they offer support for various efforts across the Champaign-Urbana community. Carle Illinois’ students began receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in […]

February 10, 2021

Prof. Yurii Vlasov Elected to National Academy of Engineering

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Yurii A Vlasov, Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor and Founder Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He is recognized for his contributions to the development and commercialization of silicon photonics for optical data communications. Vlasov is among a class of 106 engineers and 23 foreign associates announced by the academy on February 9, 2021. Election to the NAE is one of the highest professional honors an engineer […]

February 3, 2021

The Grainger College of Engineering ranks in nations top ten online master’s programs

  • By Ryann Monahan

The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is among the nation’s best online master’s degree programs, according to the latest rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. Carle Illinois College of Medicine aligns its engineering-based curriculum with the top ranked engineering program, with courses designed by teams of basic scientists, clinicians, and engineers.  Carle Illinois’ is the first medical school to integrate engineering and data science into its curriculum. “The […]

January 27, 2021

Carle Illinois faculty among grant recipients for healthcare research and innovation projects

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Carle Illinois College of Medicine faculty are among the UIUC researchers who recently received funding through the Jump ARCHES research and development program. Professors Rohit Bhargava, Manuel Hernandez, Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, T. Kesh Kesavadas, and Brad Sutton are among the recipients of funding that supports research involving clinicians, engineers, and social scientists to develop technologies and devices that could revolutionize medical training and healthcare delivery. Thirteen research projects are sharing nearly $970,000 in funding. “The scope […]

January 19, 2021

Health Make-A-Thon Supports Illinois Residents With Ideas For Improving Health Care

  • By Christine Herman, Illinois Newsroom | Powered by WILL & Illinois Public Media

URBANA – People who have navigated tough situations in health care often have the best ideas for how to improve the system. The goal of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Make-a-Thon competition is to provide the support that everyday people need to help bring those ideas to life. The competition is organized by Health Maker Lab — a maker lab network at the college. Each year, 10 winners receive $10,000 in resources, materials and mentorship […]

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 […]