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: November 18, 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 CLOSED; application submission deadline was: November 17, 2021.




Meet CBC’s First Entrepreneurial Fellow in the video below!

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▸ RFA: Catalyst Award

Updated: November 4, 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 portal is now CLOSED; application submission deadline was: October 29, 2021

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▸ RFA: Accelerator Award

Updated: September 7, 2021
Accelerator Award is a milestone-driven award program (up to $250,000) focused on translational research toward therapeutics or associated biomarkers and diagnostics.

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▸ CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN)

Updated: November 30, 2021
JOIN US for the CBC Accelerator Awardees’ Presentation: Progress to Date & Pitch for Year 2 Funding AND CBC Fireside Chat with guest speakers David Y. Brill, MD of Paragon Biosciences and Azurii Collier, PhD of AbbVie.

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM (Content from 5-7 PM, Networking reception immediately following)
Location: Northwestern CHICAGO Kellogg – Weiboldt Hall
340 E. Superior St., RM 147, Chicago, IL 60611
and virtually via ZOOM (A link will be provided upon registration)

*Registration is required to attend in-person and virtually.
*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for ALL IN-PERSON attendees.

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News  I  September 10, 2021

▸ CBC Senior Investigator leads the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute at Northwestern University

Renowned proteomics expert Neil Kelleher named director of the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP), effective September 1st. Kelleher succeeds Thomas O’Halloran, who led CLP since it launched in 2005.



News  I  August 17, 2021

▸ Michelle Hoffmann, PhD takes on role as new Executive Director of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC)

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is delighted to welcome Michelle Hoffmann, PhD, as the new Executive Director of the CBC. Dr. Hoffmann succeeds Dr. Richard Morimoto, who served as CBC’s Interim Executive Director (ED).



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


News  I  April 6, 2021

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



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Opportunities

Posted: November 10, 2021
Job Opportunity!
Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC)
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is looking for a Senior Associate Director of New Program Innovation & Entrepreneurship to work alongside the Executive Director to oversee and manage the many activities of the Consortium, which involves Northwestern, UIC, and the University of Chicago. The AD will help develop and execute programming strategy with respect to Catalyst Awards and the Entrepreneurial Fellows, two key programs of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium.
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Posted: November 10, 2021
Job Opportunity!
Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC)
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is looking for a Senior Director of New Program Innovation and Entrepreneurship to oversee the professional development of the CBC Entrepreneurial Fellows (EFs). The Senior Director will use prior experience in early-stage drug development and strong collaboration skills to work with the other members of the CBC to supervise EFs from the start of their term all the way to the end, helping them analyze faculty members’ research and develop investment theses that help determine how CBC science awards are allocated. The Senior Director will work with the EFs to monitor and guide faculty whose research is funded.
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Posted: September 28, 2021
November 12, 2021
Job Opportunity
Women in Bio Inclusion Grant
Women In Bio (WIB), is proud to offer the WIB Inclusion Grant, established to award outstanding inclusion activities that are a catalyst for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and create a dynamic and invaluable resource and allyship for the local communities in our chapter cities. Application deadline is November 12, 2021.
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