Zhi-Pei Liang (right), a faculty researcher at the Beckman Institute, received the Gold Medal from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine at a ceremony in London on Monday, May 9, 2022. Pictured left: Fernando Calamante, the President of the ISMRM.
May 23, 2022

Carle Illinois Faculty Member Receives Gold Medal for MRI Research

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Biomedical and Translational Sciences Professor Zhi-Pei Liang has received the prestigious Gold Medal from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Liang is also a faculty researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, He received this award at a ceremony in London on Monday, May 9, 2022. “It is my great pleasure and privilege to be the […]

from left, chemistry professor Scott Silverman; entomology professor Gene Robinson, the director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; bioengineering professor Fan Lam; animal sciences professor Ryan Dilger; and electrical and computer engineering professor Zhi-Pei Liang.
March 1, 2022

Team uses MRI to image epigenetics in the brain

  • By Beth Hart

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A multidisciplinary team at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has devised a new approach to 3D imaging that captures DNA methylation, a key epigenetic change associated with learning in the brain. The scientists say their proof-of-concept study in pigs will easily translate to humans, as the new method relies on standard MRI technology and biological markers already in use in human medicine. Epigenetics is a key mechanism by which gene expression is […]

MRI image of the brain showing atrophy
February 21, 2022

Carle Illinois research reveals new insight into links between Alzheimer’s Disease and Hearing Loss

  • By Beth Hart

Researchers at Carle Illinois College of Medicine have uncovered new evidence about hearing loss in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). It pinpoints unexpected areas of brain shrinkage in AD patients with hearing loss. The work could eventually lead to earlier intervention and new treatment strategies to delay cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s Disease patients. The research is led by Dan Llano, Carle Illinois associate professor of biomedical and translational science and physician at Carle Health in […]

7 Tesla MRI Brain Research Study
February 20, 2022

Illinois, Carle partnership kicks off intracranial hemorrhage research with state-of-the-art MRI

  • By Beth Hart

Researchers from Carle and the University of Illinois are tapping into their jointly owned and operated 7 Tesla MRI scanner to better understand patient treatment for intracranial hemorrhages. Carle Illinois College of Medicine Clinical Professor Wael Mostafa, a neurosurgeon and researcher at Carle Foundation Hospital, is the principal investigator behind a first-of-its-kind study that seeks to better understand intracranial hemorrhages, or acute bleeding in the brain. But Mostafa asserts that this research would not be […]

7 Tesla MRI Brain Research Study
December 6, 2021

Carle Health and University of Illinois partner to launch brain study

  • By Beth Hart

Thanks to a collaboration between Carle Health and the University of Illinois, a first-of-its-kind imaging study will be conducted in Champaign-Urbana. The Champaign-Urbana Population Study will use the new, jointly acquired unique technology, the Siemens MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla (7T) MRI to collect information about the brain’s structure and function across a diverse group of volunteers. Leaders of the study anticipate the information collected will improve our understanding of brain health and how the brain […]

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 […]

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 […]

September 13, 2019

Brad Sutton recognized as one of five University Scholars

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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.