Member Spotlight Archive

Founded:
1834
Mission:
Improve people’s lives in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education, and patient care.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center dates back to 1834 with the founding of the Willoughby Medical University of Lake Erie in Willoughby, Ohio. The Willoughby school moved to Columbus in 1846 to expand and improve its clinical facilities by becoming Starling Medical College. After a series of mergers, in 1914, all of its assets were donated to The Ohio State University.
Founded:
1900
Mission:
The vision of Carnegie Mellon University is to have a transformative impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, creativity, and entrepreneurship. To achieve this vision, their mission is three-fold:To create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being; To cultivate a transformative university community committed to (a) attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; (b) creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish; and (c) ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential; To impact society in a transformative way — regionally, nationally, and globally — by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus.
A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions and sets its own course. With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU is committed to research and innovation. Several projects are outlined below.
Founded:
1824
Mission:
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is dedicated to improving the health of our local, national, and global communities by: Educating a diverse workforce of tomorrow’s leaders in medicine, science, and health sciences; Healing through innovative and compassionate care; Advancing biomedical, translational, and health services delivery research with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration; Promoting a culture of excellence through inclusion, service, and advocacy. As a globally recognized academic medical center, GW embraces the challenge of eliminating health disparities and transforming health care to enrich and improve the lives of those we serve.
Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the school has been at the forefront of medical education, and has grown to include highly-ranked programs in the health and biomedical sciences. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) leads several programs and partnerships committed to elevating and enhancing medical and scientific education and research. 
Founded:
1983
Mission:
The mission of the Hydrocephalus Association is to find a cure for hydrocephalus and improve the lives of those impacted by the condition.
Founded in 1983 by the parents of children with hydrocephalus, the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is the nation’s largest and most widely respected organization dedicated to hydrocephalus. HA funds high-impact research, provides support and educational resources for patients and caregivers, and advocates on behalf of the hydrocephalus community on key policies and legislation.
Founded:
2009
Mission:
OpenScholar is an all-in-one website building platform for fast moving research universities and institutes. It brings faculty, labs and projects online in a scalable way to increase visibility and attract talent, funding and partners. OpenScholar is trusted by over 23,000 users at Harvard University, University of Virginia, Beth Israel Hospital, Broad Institute, and more.
OpenScholar began as a research project at Harvard in 2009. Faculty and clinicians at Harvard wanted websites that would showcase their research and increase their visibility, and so the OpenScholar project grew organically and rapidly within Harvard.
Founded:
1954
Mission:
Our Vision: A World Without MG Our Mission: Create Connections, Enhance Lives, Cure MG
The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America was founded by a patient advocate and mother of a Myasthenia Gravis (MG) patient. A rare disease, MG in its most common form is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups.
Founded:
2007
Mission:
The Global Health Technologies Coalition’s (GHTC) mission is to advance policies to accelerate the creation of new vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and other tools to bring healthy lives within reach for all people.
Our focus is on health challenges that disproportionately impact the world’s poorest, including both those long-standing — like tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and neglected tropical diseases — and those newly emerging.
Founded:
1955
Mission:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school. For more than 60 years, Einstein’s diverse faculty and staff have set the standard for excellence in medical and graduate education and patient-centered clinical care and have made major contributions to scientific research, enhancing human health in its communities and beyond. Einstein’s mission is to prepare a diverse body of students to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and innovative scientific investigators and to create new knowledge in the promotion of human health.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school. For more than 60 years, Einstein’s diverse faculty and staff have set the standard for excellence in medical and graduate education and patient-centered clinical care and have made major contributions to scientific research, enhancing human health in its communities and beyond. Einstein’s mission is to prepare a diverse body of students to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and innovative scientific investigators and to create new knowledge in the promotion of human health.    
Founded:
1997
Mission:
The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) serves as the voice for the research-based biopharmaceutical and medical technology industry in New Jersey. HINJ seeks to expand patient access to the most innovative biopharmaceuticals and medical technologies and to promote awareness of the industry’s impact on our state’s quality of life and economic well-being.
HINJ member companies include 12 of the world’s top 20 research-based biopharmaceutical companies and five of the world’s top 20 medical technology companies.
Founded:
1930
Mission:
Core Values: Excellence in education, research and patient care | Respect for and inclusion of people from all backgrounds | Commitment to service, solving real world problems | Sense of urgency in transforming discoveries into improved human health
Duke University School of Medicine is one of the largest biomedical research enterprises in the country. The school includes the research efforts of 2,400 basic science and clinical faculty members who strive to transform medicine and health, locally and globally, through innovative scientific research and rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries.

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Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana