April 17, 2021

2021 Health Make-a-Thon Winners Announced

  • By Beth Hart

Ten teams of innovators have been selected by a panel of judges and audience members as winners of the 2021 Health Make-a-Thon at Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Contestants presented innovative solutions that will have wide-reaching impact on human health and address disparities in health care. 2021 Health Make-a-Thon Winners: CalidGear: Wearable Thermoregulation Device by Tayyaba Ali (Cook County) – A device to help first responders and military personnel maintain a safe body temperature. izzii – […]

December 9, 2020

Fall 2020 Health Make-A-Thon Addresses Racism as a Health Crisis and Inspires Action

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students and community members explored innovative solutions to address racism as a health crisis during the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s fall Health Make-A-Thon.  Eight teams participated in the annual event held Saturday, December 5, 2020. The event gave a voice to a wide range of proposals, from culturally inclusive clothing for healthcare workers, to developing an app linking health consumers with health advocates to overcome barriers in healthcare delivery […]

January 21, 2020

New Department Head of Biomedical and Translational Sciences to Help Foster Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • By Kristin Tennant

As Carle Illinois’ first Head of the Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences, Professor Amy Wagoner Johnson will help cultivate a meaningful, interdisciplinary faculty culture at the College.

January 10, 2020

“Innovation Grand Rounds” series is launched to inspire new ideas and collaborations

  • By Kristin Tennant

The new Innovation Grand Rounds series will create “a collaborative networking event around medicine innovation.”

January 2, 2020

Surgeon-engineer partnership leads to the development of 3D-printed, absorbable stents

  • By Kristin Tennant

Blair Rowitz, M.D., and Dipanjan Pan, Ph.D., collaborated to develop customizable, 3D-printed stents out of materials that can be absorbed by the body.