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 24, 2017
Search open for Executive Director

Katie Stallcup, CBC Executive Director since the CBC’s inception in 2006, has announced that she will be retiring this summer. Katie has been instrumental in CBC’s success and will be dearly missed. We wish her the best in her future endeavors. The CBC has opened a search for a new Executive Director. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2017.
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January 13, 2017
CBC Invites New Catalyst Applications

Application submission site for the Spring 2017 Catalyst application round will open at 8AM on Monday, February 27, 2017 and will close at 5PM on Friday, March 3, 2017. The eligibility requirements and applications instructions are included in the Catalyst RFA (rev. Jan. 13, 2017) and must be followed.
▸ Catalyst RFA (rev. Jan. 13, 2017)

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Chicago Biotech

January 31, 2017
NEW TechStart Program Fellowships

The TechStart Program at the UChicago Polsky Center is a competitive opportunity for current UChicago trainees to work with the Technology Commercialization & Licensing team at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The program is open to NU and UIC trainees as well.

Info sessions: Wednesday, February 1st, 10 – 11 AM in the Polsky Exchange North Theater and Thursday, February 9th, 12 – 1 PM in the GCIS atrium.

Application deadline: February 16, 2016.
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February 1, 2017
January 2017 CBC-funded publications

Twenty-one peer-reviewed research papers acknowledging CBC funding were published in January 2017. Congratulations to all!
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January 24, 2017
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 19
Inviting New Catalyst Proposals; CBC Renewal for 2017-2021; Search for new Executive Director
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January 23, 2017
CBC: Celebrating 10 Years of Success and Unveiling New Initiatives

On December 16, 2016, a celebration of renewed CBC funding took place at VenueSIX10 in downtown Chicago. The CBC is profoundly grateful for past and future support from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.
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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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Featured Events

March 3, 2017
NU, UChicago, Argonne
The Third Coast Workshop on Biological Cryo-EM

March 24, 2017
NU, Engineering Biology Research Consortium (ERCB)
EBRC Symposium on Engineering Biology

April 22-26, 2017
UIC College of Pharmacy
Experimental Biology Annual Meeting

April 28-30, 2017
NU Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
National LGBTQ Health Conference 2017

May 11, 2017
NU Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center
23rd Annual Alzheimer Day

May 12, 2017
UChicago Department of Neurology
10th Annual Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience:
Neuromodulation and Brain Machine Interface

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

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

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