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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A research team led by Carle Illinois College of Medicine Professor Brian Cunningham has developed a rapid, low-cost COVID-antibody test. Researchers say the test could become routine in fighting the virus’ spread. “A simple, rapid, quantitative, and inexpensive test, using only a single droplet of blood, can contribute to enhanced public safety and reduced personal anxiety about immune status,” said Cunningham, professor at the Grainger College of Engineering and Carle Illinois. Cunningham supervised the research […]
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 […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — March through May saw a significant increase in deaths over previous years – and not just from COVID-19, says a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When deaths attributed to COVID-19 were removed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention totals, the death rate in several demographics outpaced the same period in 2019, the study found. The timeframe represents the first three months of response to the COVID-19 […]
From helping to develop the innovative curricula at Carle Illinois, to his work developing novel MRI methods to help better understand the brain, the honor is well deserved.
The region’s most prestigious honor for a life sciences researcher has been awarded to Martin Burke, associate dean for research at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.