The CCTS has partnered with other University of Illinois Urbana, Rockford, and Peoria campuses, the Jesse Brown VA Hospital and Medical Center (JBVAMC), and Advocate Health Care. These relationships extend the geographic scope of CCTS activities to the greater Chicago area and the statewide University of Illinois system, and set the groundwork for building research communities that are focused on human health needs.
The JBVAMC is adjacent to the UIC campus and approximately two blocks from the academic home of the CCTS. The JBVAMC has affiliations with UIC and the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Eighty percent of physicians at the JBVAMC maintain faculty appointments at UIC. In addition to the hospital, JBVAMC operates five satellite outpatient centers throughout the greater Chicago area. JBVAMC is a tertiary care facility serving the needs of over 40,000 veterans living in Chicago, its suburbs, and northwest Indiana. Research activities at JBVAMC currently include 243 active human studies with over 2100 participants, and the facility has capacity for significant growth in research activities.
Advocate is a longstanding educational affiliate of UIC. The Advocate system consists of eight full-service hospitals and two children’s hospitals, with a total of over 3,500 beds in the greater Chicago area. In addition, approximately 4,600 primary care and specialty physicians serve on the Advocate medical staff in 28 outpatient facilities throughout Chicago and its suburbs. Advocate has strong research interests in both adult and pediatric research. Cardiology and oncology are the primary areas of concentration in adult research.