Deana McDonagh Joins Carle Illinois as a Health Innovation Faculty Member

September 13, 2022

Graphic Design Chair and Industrial Design Professor, Deana McDonagh recently joined the Carle Illinois as a Health Innovation Faculty member.

Ten faculty members from across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus are bringing expertise in a broad range of disciplines to Carle Illinois College of Medicine as the latest group of Health Innovation Professors (HIP). The new HIP faculty will champion Carle Illinois’ interdisciplinary approach that leverages expertise from across the UIUC campus to lead advancements in the medical field and improve the human condition.

The new faculty join from The Grainger College of Engineering, the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences(ACES),  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), College of Education, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the School of Information Sciences, and Gies College of Business.

Health Innovation Professors are positioned to collaborate with Carle Illinois students, physicians, and other health care providers to pursue new frontiers in health-related research and innovation, creating new opportunities for funding from government agencies, industry, and foundations. The new faculty members will also pioneer advancements in medical education and the integration of health-related concepts into undergraduate and graduate courses across the UIUC campus.

“This is our largest cohort of Health Innovation Professor faculty to date, and we are thrilled by the breadth of expertise and experiences they will bring to our college,” said Stephen Boppart, Carle Illinois’ Executive Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer. “Our selected Health Innovation Professor faculty members will serve as change agents that both reflect their individual disciplines yet come together to focus on the future of medicine and educating future physician-innovators.”

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