Created in 2013 as a vehicle to improve medical technology and healthcare delivery, the Stevens Center for Healthcare Innovation intersects the fields of medicine, engineering and science by sponsoring research, building partnerships, commercializing intellectual property and creating curricula to strengthen skill gaps in the workforce.
Today, more than 60 university faculty from diverse academic disciplines are affiliated with the Center for Healthcare Innovation, tackling unmet needs in medical technology and major issues.
Current areas of research include:
- Tissue engineering of cancer biopsies for drug assessment and therapy selection.
- Biomaterials that promote cell growth and control infection in implanted prosthetic and medical devices.
- Drug discovery and development initiatives.
- Mobile healthcare and telemedicine applications.
- Data analytics and modeling of healthcare delivery systems.
“By bringing together researchers with complementary skills from different academic units, Stevens can drive medical innovation to improve the quality of life for patients and better manage the business of healthcare,” said Tolias.
The June 2016 gift will be earmarked to fund a new multi-disciplinary tissue engineering laboratory at Stevens’ Center for Healthcare Innovation. In addition, the money will fund a faculty chair at the Center for Healthcare Innovation as well as scholarships for student researchers.
The gift comes from Stevens alumnus Frank Semcer of the Class of 1965 and his wife, Mary Jane Semcer.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years.
Within the university’s three schools and one college, 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 290 full-time faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges.
Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense, maritime security, STEM education and coastal sustainability.
The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.