The Carle Illinois College of Medicine dedicated the renovated Medical Sciences Building as its new student and administrative home in a ceremony on Oct. 1, 2021, outside the facility.
University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen, Carle Health President and CEO Dr. Jim Leonard, Chancellor Robert Jones, and Board Trustee Dr. Stuart King all attended and spoke at the celebratory event. Chemistry professor Martin Burke, who is the associate dean for research at Carle Illinois College of Medicine, also attended the dedication ceremony.
Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, represents a new concept in the field of health care education. Innovation is the cornerstone of its curriculum, with emphasis on human factors, design thinking, medical technologies, and entrepreneurship.
The MSB dedication was one of two events that kicked-off Foundation Weekend, the annual celebration of storied traditions and generous philanthropic efforts that create and contribute to world-class facilities, pioneering research, life-changing health innovations, learning opportunities, and transformative scholarships.
In the video below, Burke talks about Carle Illinois’ approach to innovation. Burke is also featured in a video discussing the SHIELD response to COVID-19 that included collaboration with Carle Illinois.