Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces 100 inaugural faculty

5/4/2017 Liz Ahlberg, Illinois News Bureau

The world's first engineering-based college of medicine includes ECE faculty members Stephen Boppart, Michael Oelze, and Yurii Vlasov.

Written by Liz Ahlberg, Illinois News Bureau

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members. The list includes prominent researchers, administrators and medical professionals with a broad range of expertise invaluable to building the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. Several ECE ILLINOIS faculty and affiliates are included in the inaugural class, including [profile:rbashir], [profile:boppart], [profile:oelze], and [profile:yvlasov].

“The goal of our new college of medicine is to help re-engineer the entire health care process alongside medical education,” said Dr. King Li, the dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. “This is a place where researchers from across specialties are brought together to address grand challenges, and that is a very special atmosphere.”

The inaugural faculty includes members representing eight colleges and schools across the Urbana campus, including the school of social work and the colleges of agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences; applied health sciences; education; engineering; liberal arts and sciences; media and veterinary medicine. The Illinois faculty will teach alongside medical professionals from Carle Health System and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and nursing program.

A full list is available at This announcement appeared on the Illinois News Bureau website.

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This story was published May 4, 2017.