About The ITM
What We Do For You
Collaborate. Innovate. Heal.
The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) helps you live your best life by making research breakthroughs happen and getting those discoveries into the real world to improve your health as soon as possible. The ITM is a partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush in collaboration with Advocate Aurora Health, the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University HealthSystem that’s fueled by almost $35 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We’re part of a network of more than 60 NIH-supported sites across the country working to slash the time it takes to develop and share new treatments and health approaches. We work with you and for you to make participating in health research easy, so that together we improve health care for all.
Join the movement and learn more about how we help researchers, physicians, community members, industry, government organizations, and others. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn @ChicagoITM.
This project is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through Grant Numbers UL1TR002389, KL2TR002387, and TL1TR00238 that fund the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM).
Leading Chicagoland Academic Medical and Health Care Systems
ITM Core Faculty, Researchers, and Staff
People ITM Networks Reach
Funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Where We Come From
Top academic medical centers and leading scientific institutions.
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.
UChicago Medicine is one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions and has been at the forefront of medical care since 1927. Today, it comprises the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division; and the University of Chicago Medical Center, which U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks among the best hospitals in the nation. It has about 900 physicians and has affiliations with 12 Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine.
In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions—and to leverage our knowledge to enrich all human life.
Learn more at uchicago.edu and uchospitals.edu.
Rush is an academic health system improving the lives of its patients and the diverse communities it serves with nationally-recognized health care, education, and research, as well as a commitment to community partnerships.
In that same period, Rush received $102 million in research awards, including $67.5 million in research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During the past decade Rush has risen 26 rankings to be 58th in the nation for the amount of NIH funding it receives as a medical school.
Rush predates the city of Chicago. Rush Medical College received its charter on March 2, 1837, two days before the city was incorporated. Rush Medical College was the first medical school in Chicago, and one of the earliest in the Midwest.
Learn more at rush.edu.
Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest.
Learn more at advocateaurorahealth.org.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused, research university, located in Chicago, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.
Learn more at iit.edu.
Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,500 students. More than 11,000 undergraduates call Loyola home.
Learn more at LUC.edu.
NorthShore University Health System
NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital in the U.S. The NorthShore system, headquartered in Evanston, IL, includes four hospitals – Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie.
Learn more at northshore.org.
Who We Are
Based in Chicago. Internationally-Known.
Working with you and for you to improve health care for all.
ITM Central Leadership
ITM Central is the main ITM governing body that oversees operations and programming. All ITM cores and committees report to ITM Central.
ITM Site Leaders
Have a question about the ITM activities at a particular institute? The below site leaders are in charge ITM operations at their university or medical center.
ITM Cores and Leaders
It takes a village – and a variety of specialty areas – to find new treatments, disease prevention, and other ways to improve human health. The ITM has ten specialty cores that include members of each ITM institute so that we can efficiently work together to make strides and collaborate with the public. Learn more about each core and its leaders below.