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.

January 18, 2017
The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust pledge $21 million to support CBC 2017-2021

The CBC is delighted to share the news that the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust have renewed funding for the CBC. The new grant, for $21 million to be paid over five years (2017 through 2021), builds on the decade-long commitment of the Searle Funds to CBC since the CBC’s inauguration in 2006.
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Chicago Biotech
May 1 – June 1, 2017
UChicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
UChicago Innovation Fest 2017

May 1 – June 1, 2017
Location: UChicago; varied locations (see schedule)

UChicago Innovation Fest is a month-long celebration of entrepreneurship and discovery around the University of Chicago. With more than 40 events scheduled across Chicago and in other key cities around the world, we welcome you to join us as we explore solutions to big problems, brainstorm ways to scale impact, and connect with leaders in business, science, healthcare, tech, and more.

This annual festival is led by UChicago’s top innovative leaders, including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories.

Swing by on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Polsky Exchange North (1452 E 53rd St., 2nd Floor, Chicago), which is the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s 34,000 square foot coworking and incubator space, to pick up your guide to UChicago Innovation Fest 2017. Learn more about the many opportunities to plug into and benefit from the vibrant UChicago innovation ecosystem.

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June 14 – 15, 2017
SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

June 14 – 15
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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May 25, 2017
James E. (Jim) Audia, PhD to become Executive Director of CBC as Katie Stallcup Retires
Jim Audia, currently Chief Scientific Officer of Constellation Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will become Executive Director of the CBC effective August 1, 2017. Dr. Audia succeeds Dr. Kathryn C. (Katie) Stallcup, who will retire in September.
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May 25, 2017
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Distinguished scientific leader to head Chicago Biomedical Consortium
Drug developer on 100 patents will direct university partnership
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May 19, 2017
First spherical nucleic acid drug injected into humans targets brain cancer

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Featured Events

June 12, 2017
NU Center for Reproductive Science
Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit

June 13, 2017
UChicago Microbiome Center
Chicago-Area Microbiome during Pregnancy and Infant Development Symposium

July 14, 2017
UIC Mass Spectrometry
Chicago Mass Spec Day

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

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