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August 19, 2021

Carle Illinois’ Summer Outreach Programs Link Youth Scientists with World-Class Health Research, Mentors

  • By Beth Hart

Carle Illinois College of Medicine is giving high school and college students from underrepresented groups exposure to research experience on health topics ranging from cancer and tissue engineering, to documenting the health effects of the COVID-19. Carle Illinois’ summer REACH program for undergraduate students and the SpHERES (Sparking High Schoolers’ Excitement for Research in Engineering and Science) provide learning and research opportunities to students from groups that are underrepresented in medicine, science, and engineering. The […]

June 7, 2021

Carle Illinois’ Med Student Vaccination Outreach in Underserved Communities

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are launching new outreach efforts in culturally diverse and low-income communities to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, and then administer the vaccine to those who would like to receive it. For students like Aaron Brown, the efforts are deeply personal. He saw firsthand how the pandemic ravaged communities from Champaign County to his home community in Virginia. The stories of sadness and loss were debilitating to him.  “After […]

April 16, 2021

Vaccine Advocacy PSA from Carle Illinois College of Medicine

  • By Ryann Monahan

 Carle Illinois College of Medicine students are helping answer questions about and advocate for the COVID-19 vaccine through a new vaccine public service announcement (PSA). A Spanish version of the vaccine advocacy PSA can be found on YouTube and Illinois Media Space.

October 28, 2019

Med student plans a “different kind of health fair” for the community

  • By Kristin Tennant

On November 10, Aaron Brown, a second-year student at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, is taking a “different kind of health fair” into the Champaign-Urbana community—one that focuses on meeting people where they’re at and building trust through listening.