Homepage Archives 2017

Homepage Archives contain CBC announcements and news, success stories’ snippets and Chicago Biotech news, that have been chronologically posted on the CBC homepage throughout the year.


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2017

March 14, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Chicago Tribune—Joe Biden highlights Genomic Data Commons at UChicago in a speech on the “Cancer Moonshot” initiative
Vice President Joe Biden at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, March 2017The CBC is excited to report that the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) at UChicago received world recognition in a presentation by former Vice President Joe Biden at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. A 2008 CBC Lever Award contributed to the establishment of the GDC, a platform containing anonymized genomic and clinical data from over 14,000 cancer patients.
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February 28, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Insights Into Enzyme Targets Could Lead to New Cancer Therapies
Catalyst Award (2011) to Hiroaki Kiyokawa (NU) and Jun Yin (Georgia State University; at UChicago at the time of the award) and Postdoctoral Research Award (2014) to Xianpeng Liu and Hiroaki Kiyokawa (NU)
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February 27, 2017
announcement
CBC Invites New Catalyst Applications
Application submission site for the Spring 2017 Catalyst application round is now open and will close at 5:00 PM 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)


February 1, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
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 31, 2017
biotech
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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January 30, 2017
biotech
PROPEL: iBIO IndEX 2017
April 24, 2017 @ Hyatt Regency O’Hare
iBIO IndEx is a place to converge and connect with key thought leaders and peers from diverse backgrounds, and emerge with new insight to help drive industry-wide growth and transformation. This conference will include the finals of the PROPEL Business Plan Competition and the Innovation Showcase. More details on 2017 iBIO IndEx coming soon.


January 24, 2017
announcement
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.
▸ Download the Position Description (PDF)
▸ Apply


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
news
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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▸ Event Program (PDF)


January 18, 2017
news
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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▸ Official Press Release


January 13, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT
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)