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.

August 31, 2017
Registration OPEN for CBC Annual Symposium 2017; Catalyst Award Program Updates; Staying informed

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August 25, 2017
15th Annual CBC Symposium
“Small Molecule Discovery”

DATE: Friday, November 17, 2017

Fantastic speaker lineup! Poster session! Lunch and Learn!
Registration and poster abstract submission are now open. Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017.

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September 19, 2017
CBC reflects on partnership with The Chicago Community Trust as a new era begins for both organizations

With the recent introduction of Dr. Helene Gayle as the incoming CEO of The Chicago Community Trust (CCT) and successor to outgoing President and CEO, Terry Mazany, the foundation ushers in a new era in its long and distinguished history of contributions to greater Chicago. This transition at CCT significantly coincides with CBC’s transition to Phase 2, and thus it seemed appropriate to share some reflections on the partnership with the CCT, to thank Terry for his support of the CBC, and to welcome Dr. Gayle to the community and as a partner in CBC’s ongoing efforts to enhance Chicago.

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September 13, 2017
success story
New technology helps diabetics manage their health

A CBC 2011 Spark Award co-recipient, Dr. Lou Philipson of UChicago, was recently featured on WGN-TV. He discussed the most recent advances in automated insulin delivery systems for diabetic patients.

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September 1, 2017
Jim Audia’s visit to UChicago inaugurates a series of “Lunch & Learn” events

The first of the meetings took place at the University of Chicago on September 1, 2017. Organized by Lucy Godley, CBC Scientific Director for UChicago, it was a “Lunch & Learn” type of event. Close to 20 faculty members attended the meeting. During the luncheon Jim introduced himself, spoke of his vision for the Chicago region, and gave a presentation on how the CBC could help realize it.

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Featured Events

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

October 11, 2017
UChicago Digestive Diseases Research Core Center
Closing the Gap between Clinical and Experimental Models in GI Research

October 25, 2017
NU Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD)
Cheminformatics & Bioinformatics
in Drug Discovery Symposium

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Biotech & Entrepreneurship

September 28, 2017
Women in Bio (WIB), Chicago Chapter
Third Annual Start-Up Challenge

October 3-4, 2017
SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

October 6, 2017
UIC Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences
UICentre Drug Discovery Workshop

October 18 – November 15, 2017
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
New Course: Entrepreneurship for Science and Medicine

November 15, 2017
Cures Within Reach
Second Annual CureAccelerator Live! Pitch Event

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