The mission of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is to stimulate collaboration among scientists at Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and others to accelerate discovery that will transform biomedical research and improve the health of humankind.
The CBC gratefully acknowledges support from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

June 21, 2017
Search for the CBC Associate Director for Translation Activities
The CBC has opened a search for the CBC Associate Director for Translation Activities (ADTA), who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of new Phase 2 programs. Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2017.
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May 31, 2017
CBC Invites New Catalyst Applications

As the CBC moves into Phase 2, the Catalyst Award program will continue to support basic biomedical research by multi-institutional teams. NEW in Phase 2: projects with translational potential will also be considered. The eligibility requirements and application instructions are included in the revised Catalyst RFA (rev. May 30, 2017) and must be followed. The Fall 2017 Catalyst application round will open at 8AM on Monday, August 14, 2017 and will close at 5PM on Friday, August 18, 2017.
▸ Catalyst RFA (rev. May 30, 2017)

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July 18, 2017
success story
Drug delivered during CPR may improve survival for heart attack

CBC Catalyst Award (2011) to Terry Vanden Hoek (UIC) and Alan Leff (UChicago).
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June 20, 2017
“in the news”
6 largest gifts from individuals to healthcare organizations in 2017
According to the Becker’s Healthcare Report, Searle Funds gift to the CBC placed #3 nationwide among gifts and pledges from individuals to hospitals or healthcare organizations to date in 2017.
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June 14, 2017
Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters
According to the Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), Chicagoland placed #10 among top 10 US Biopharma Clusters in 2017. The CBC and Jim Audia are featured.
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Featured Events

15th Annual CBC Symposium
“Small Molecule Discovery”

DATE: Friday, November 17, 2017

September 28, 2017
NU International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)
2017 IIN Symposium

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Chicago Biotech

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Date: October 3-4, 2017
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: MATTER

PROPEL is hosting this 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies including: eligibility, sources of funding and agency differences, understanding what reviewers look for, step-by-step instruction on how to write each section of your proposal.
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