In 2018, the Institute of Life Sciences will merge with the University of Chicago’s Johnson Institute, the largest medical school in the United States, to create a new biomedical research center.
Both institutes aim to combine cutting-edge medical technology and cutting-out-the-middle medical care to help treat disease, illness, and disability.
The two institutes will be the next major players in the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine.
A new medical school is expected to be launched in 2018.
(Image credit: Waupun Correctional Institution)Hinkleman’s goal is to create “a world-class medical education system that enables our students to earn a doctorate and then to enter the workforce,” according to a press release.
This “healthcare-first” approach has led the institute to create its own medical school, which has been called “a unique opportunity for Hinklemen to leverage the strengths of the Institute’s core academic program, and to make an impact in the world of medicine.”
In addition, the Hingemans plan to expand their research and development into “health-related products” and to provide support for “leaders” in their field.
The new medical center will also be able to “invest in more than 300 other Northwestern medical schools and universities.”
The Institute of Science and Medicine, which is currently the medical school of Northwestern University, will be merged with the Waupuns Health Institute to create an institute focused on the health of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The Hingeman Institute will focus on “research, education, and clinical excellence in the field of advanced biomedical and biological sciences,” the press release says.
The institute is expected “to focus on areas including neurodegenesis, neuroanatomy, cellular signaling, and the treatment of neurodegening diseases.”(Image credit – Northwestern University)Ahead of the merger, the institute will be able “bring together a diverse group of faculty and researchers,” which will “enable them to collaborate with other leading research universities,” according the press report.
The Institute of Health Care and Disease Prevention will be renamed the Institute for Health Care Innovation.
The Center for Medical Innovation will be called the Health Care Technology Institute.
The Department of Neurology and Psychiatry will be rechristened the Department of Neurosciences.
“We are building a team of researchers and technologists with expertise in neuroscience, biomedicine, and medicine, who are dedicated to making the next wave of breakthroughs in medicine,” the institute’s statement says.
The combined institute is also expected to focus on the medical and medical device industry.
The medical school and institute will “focus on developing, commercializing, and manufacturing technologies for human health and medical devices,” according a press statement.
The combined institute will also have a presence in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the biomedical research community.
The new institute will have a “significant presence in a number of areas of research and education,” including “advanced education, medical technology, clinical practice, research, innovation, and innovation in medicine.”
The new institute is “also developing partnerships with other health care centers around the world,” according their press release, “including Johns Hopkins, University of California San Francisco, and University of Arizona.”
“The combined Institute of Hinklemans and Johnson Institute will provide a comprehensive medical and biomedical education for students at Northwestern University and will be a great fit for the Northwestern community,” said Northwestern University President Lillian Hellman in a statement.