Director’s Corner

Director’s Corner is a new experiment for the CBC website and will feature stories, opinions and other items of interest to the growing biomedical, translational research and entrepreneurial communities in Chicago (and beyond).


2020

February 18, 2020
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U of I System, DPI and IIN gifted another $10 million!
University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Edwards and his wife, Anne, give $10 Million to the University of Illinois, half of which will go to U of I System’s Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) and Illinois Innovation Network (IIN), adding momentum to the recently announced Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $500 Million pledge to support the development of DPI
By Jola Glotzer
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February 12, 2020
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Chicago’s DPI to “emulate” Kendall Square in Boston
Gov. J.B. Pritzker to release $500 million in state capital funds towards the development of the University of Illinois’ Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a potential game-changer for Chicago tech
By Jola Glotzer
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January 10, 2020
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Fulton Labs to strengthen Chicago efforts to become a biotech hub
Great news for the Chicago-area budding entrepreneurs and CBC-universities biotech spinoffs!
By Jola Glotzer
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2019

November 11, 2019
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Farewell, not goodbye
Former Executive Director of the CBC, Jim Audia, reflects on his time spent with the organization
By Jim Audia
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August 21, 2019
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Can we keep them in Chicago?
Two recent articles in Crain’s Chicago Business feature three CBC-linked entrepreneurial researchers who chose to take their CBC-university spin-offs to the Coasts, but also hope to retain links with Chicago
By Jim Audia
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2018

November 30, 2018
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CBC Catalyst Award Past and Future
By Jim Audia
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October 16, 2018
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True costs of drug discovery
By Jim Audia
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June 29, 2018
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Changes in FDA’s Approach to Predictive Toxicology
By Jim Audia
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June 4, 2018
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Modernization effort at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
By Jim Audia
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May 22, 2018
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Medicinal chemistry (or drug discovery more generally) is hard. Some guidance for making it possible.
By Jim Audia
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May 14, 2018
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Precision Medicine ‘Of the people, for the people, by the people’?
By Jim Audia
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March 29, 2018
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A rising tide: Chicago biomedical research institutions to receive increased NIH funding in 2018
By Jola Glotzer
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March 13, 2018
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Connecting with my past and celebrating the chemistry of the future at the Lilly Grantee Symposium
By Jim Audia
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March 8, 2018
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How not to do it? Mastering (or not) the hyperbole
By Jim Audia
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March 5, 2018
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More recognition for Chicago, role of local universities in the startup community
By Jim Audia
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February 23, 2018
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Evolving FDA guidance for developing early Alzheimer’s Disease therapeutics
By Jim Audia
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February 13, 2018
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What do we mean by ‘discharging translational risk’?
By Jim Audia
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February 8, 2018
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Analyzing the Past to Predict the Future of Pharmaceutical R&D
By Jim Audia
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February 7, 2018
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Design Principles for Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
By Jim Audia
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