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.

▸ RFA: Entrepreneurial Fellows Award

Updated: April 9, 2021
The CBC Entrepreneurial Fellows (EF) Award program identifies and supports the professional development of academic researchers who are keen to develop the skills and experiences needed to move translational projects from a university lab toward commercialization and potentially into a Chicago-based biotech start-up. The program exposes Fellows to a breadth of real-world experiences across the CBC institutions in the Chicago biomedical community.

The CBC Entrepreneurial Fellows (EF) Award application submission portal is now OPEN; Applications for the EF program will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

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▸ RFA: Catalyst Award

Updated: April 7, 2021
Catalysts are one-time incentive awards (up to $250,000), focused on basic biological/ biomedical research with transformative potential, made to collaborative teams with principals and other strong representation from at least two of the CBC institutions.

Fall 2021 Catalyst Award Application submission deadline is:
August 20, 2021, @5PM.

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▸ RFA: Accelerator Award

Updated: March 18, 2021
Accelerator Award is a milestone-driven award program (up to $250,000) focused on translational research toward therapeutics or associated biomarkers and diagnostics.

Spring 2021 Accelerator Award Letter of Intent (LOI) submission portal is now CLOSED

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▸ CBC COVID-19 Seminar Series

Updated: April 26, 2021
CBC and the CBC COVID-19 Response Award recipients invite you to attend a series of townhall meetings during which our invited speakers will discuss SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 biomedical research.

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Virtual via ZOOM
Speaker: Egon A. Ozer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Talk Title: SARS-CoV-2 Viral Genomics and Variation in the Chicago Region

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, genomic characterization of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been imperative to understanding the origins, transmission, and immunology of the virus. Join us as we hear Dr. Ozer speak about “SARS-CoV-2 Viral Genomics and Variation in the Chicago Region”.

Registration is required. A link to the webinar will be provided upon registration.

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UP NEXT IN THE SERIES:

Save the Date!
June 24, 2021
▸ Autoantibodies Against Angiotensinii Generated by COVID Infection and its Correlation With Disease Severity and Blood Pressure Dysregulation in Hospitalized Patients
Speaker: Melody Swartz, William B. Ogden Professor of Molecular Engineering and Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs, UChicago

July 22, 2021
▸ Long Haul COVID-19
Speakers from UIC, NU & UChicago


PAST TALKS FROM THE COVID-19 SEMINAR SERIES:

April 22, 2021
▸ Drug repurposing for COVID-19 and future pandemics
Speaker: Savas Tay, Associate Professor of Molecular Engineering; Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, UChicago

March 25, 2021
▸ Vaccine Distribution and COVID-19 Spread
Speaker: Emily Landon, Associate Professor of Medicine; Executive Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, UChicago

February 25, 2021
▸ Screening for Coronavirus Antibodies in Neighborhoods (SCAN)
Speaker: Elizabeth M. McNally, Director, Center for Genetic Medicine, NU



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News  I  May 4, 2021

▸ CBC Accelerator Awardee Presentations: Progress to Date & Pitch for Year 2 Funding
Featuring Richard Silverman, NU and Karla Satchell, NU

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium Accelerator Network (CBCAN) meeting was held virtually on Thursday, April 29th via ZOOM.



News  I  May 4, 2021

▸ CBC COVID-19 Seminar Series – April Recap
Featuring Savas Tay, UChicago

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) and the CBC COVID-19 Response Award recipients are hosting a series of monthly seminars during which our invited speakers will discuss ongoing SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 biomedical research.



News  I  April 6, 2021

▸ CBC COVID-19 Seminar Series – Feb & Mar Recap
Featuring Elizabeth McNally, NU and Emily Landon, UChicago

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) and the CBC COVID-19 Response Award recipients are hosting a series of monthly seminars during which our invited speakers will discuss ongoing SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 biomedical research.


“In the News”  I  March 24, 2021

▸ Freeze-Dried vaccines that can rehydrate on demand
Featuring Michael Jewett, NU


Success Story  I  March 17, 2021

▸ Guillermo Ameer recognized for his contributions to science and technology
Featuring Guillermo Ameer, NU



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Community, Biotech, Entrepreneurship & Opportunities

Posted: April 28, 2021
May 11, 2021
Virtual Event
BioPathways + Women In Bio
▸ Funding University Deep Tech
Featured Speaker: Nancy Sullivan, CEO and Managing Director, Illinois Ventures


Updated: April 15, 2021
June 10-11 & 14-17, 2021
Virtual Event
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
▸ BIO International Convention: BIO Digital
Featured Speakers: Anthony Fauci, NIH, Julie Gerberding, Merck & Co., Inc., and Peter Marks, US Food and Drug Administration


Posted: April 15, 2021
June 24, 2021
Virtual Event
The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
▸ Immunoengineering 2021



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Opportunities

Posted: April 28, 2021
July 9, 2021
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Repurposing Research Led by a US-Based Racial Minority Principal Investigator in Any Disease
Cures Within Reach is seeking clinical repurposing trials in any disease led by an underrepresented racial / ethnic minority clinical researcher (as defined by the NIH). At least 3 grants of up to $70,000 each will be funded through this RFP. Proposals are submitted on the Cures Within Reach CureAccelerator platform. Sign up as a Researcher or Clinician or login to an existing CureAccelerator account. Proposal submissions are due July 9, 2021.
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Posted: April 28, 2021
July 30, 2021
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Repurposing Research to Address Racial / Ethnic Health Disparities in the Greater Chicago Area
Cures Within Reach is seeking clinical repurposing trials from any research institution in the greater Chicago area to address racial /
ethnic health disparities in communities of color (as defined by the NIH). At least 3 grants for up $80,000 each will be funded through this RFP. Proposals are submitted on the Cures Within Reach CureAccelerator platform. Sign up as a Researcher or Clinician or login to an existing CureAccelerator account. Proposal submissions are due July 30, 2021.

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Posted: April 28, 2021
August 6, 2021
Request for Proposals (RFP)
ReGRoW Year 2 – Funding for Underserved Researchers in Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries (LMICs) in Any Disease
The Cures Within Reach ReGRoW Program is seeking clinical repurposing research projects led by an underserved researcher in an LMIC, (as defined by the World Bank) to address any unsolved disease facing patients in LMICs. At least 3 grants for up to US$50,000 each will be funded through this RFP. Proposals are submitted on the Cures Within Reach CureAccelerator platform. Sign up as a Researcher or Clinician or login to an existing CureAccelerator account. Proposal submissions are due August 6, 2021.
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