IHSI ignites and accelerates clinical and translational research and innovation through interdisciplinary convergence.

As a campus-wide interdisciplinary research institute, IHSI cuts across the many academic units, programs, and research and technology centers engaged in health sciences research at Illinois. We advance the health sciences ecosystem at Illinois through visioning, partnering, providing administrative and programmatic support, and launching initiatives that ultimately improve the health of our local, national, and global communities.


Identifying opportunities for health innovation, discovery, and translation that fulfill our vision of the Illinois health sciences ecosystem


Driving collaborations with units across campus and with external partners, locally and globally, to transform the health landscape


Collaboratively incubating and strategically launching transformative programs and centers of excellence


Translating innovative research and technology through a catalytic and collaborative hub of core resources and services, infrastructure, and expertise