“In the News”

November 4, 2015

Chicago Biomedical Consortium Quoted as an Exemplary Collaborative Initiative in Chicago

In an article, titled “Chicagoland CTSAs Collaborate to Advance Translational Research,” which appeared in the October 7, 2015 issue of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Newsletter, Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) was quoted as an exemplary collaborative initiative in Chicago.

CTSA, or Clinical and Translational Science Award program, is part of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Division of Clinical Innovation at National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program was launched in 2006, with a mission of supporting “Accelerating Discoveries Toward Better Health.” By 2015, over 60 institutions nation-wide have become a part of the CTSA Consortium, including the three CBC partnering schools: Northwestern (NU), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Chicago. In fact, the three schools have formed what is now known as The Regional Chicago CTSA Consortium (RC3) which includes the aforementioned NUCATS (the RC3 founding member), CCTS (UIC Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences) and ITM (University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine).

To learn more about the RC3 partners, other Chicagoland CTSA collaborations, shared resources and services go to the NUCATS Newsroom.