The University of Illinois has exceptional basic, engineering, and applied health science research programs. From genomics to neuroscience, our world-class faculty are finding ground-breaking, innovative solutions that address individual, community, and global health issues.

To help bring these solutions to the clinic and the community, the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative (IHSI) facilitates and maintains a number of internal and external partnerships. These partnerships integrate scientific and technological breakthroughs with patient-centered approaches and clinical applications that transform and advance health care.

Some of the ways IHSI facilitates partnerships include:

  • Streamlining intellectual property processes and discussions;
  • Lowering barriers to efficiently and effectively assist with contract negotiations;
  • Connecting faculty with research partners at clinical sites and connecting clinical sites with faculty; and
  • Interfacing with government agencies to respond and track emerging opportunities.