Center for Translational Research and Education Set To Rise

News Archive June 10, 2013

Center for Translational Research and Education Set To Rise

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Groundbreaking for the Loyola University Chicago (LUC) Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE) is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. The building will open in April 2016.

THE CTRE is expected to be one of the most significant benefits in the partnership of Trinity Health, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) and Loyola University Health System (LUHS). Trinity and LUC each have committed to pay half the cost of a $150 million research enterprise, which includes funding to attract researchers.

The 227,000-square-foot center will be located at the LUC Health Sciences Campus on what is now the parking lot between the LUC Maguire Center and Stritch School of Medicine. It will accommodate about 500 scientists, including principal investigators, postdoctoral trainees, fellows, graduate students, nursing students, and medical students involved in research. The center will support approximately 72 bench scientist faculty and 40 principal investigators doing desktop research such as public health, bioinformatics, and epidemiology. The building also will have a 250-seat amphitheater and 90-seat lecture hall.

The five-story, $137 million center is designed to foster scientific collaboration. All research labs now located in Maguire, EMS and Building 101-102 (near the hospital north entrance) will relocate to the new center.

The research conducted at this center will translate basic science discoveries into practical applications that will improve prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies that promote human health.

View the slideshow of CTRE architectural renderings.

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