From Vacant to Vibrant in Two Years
December 18, 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, NCRC is well situated on the trajectory of growth. A look at some indicators provide a picture of vibrant growth:
- Over 1,700 people now work at NCRC.
- Research growth at NCRC has been significant. With seven well-established, interdisciplinary research programs and eight scientific core services, 148 faculty members and several other researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral students and technicians, the promise of cutting edge research is becoming a reality.
- NCRC is now home to the nationally significant Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI).
- Research programs include: Cardiovascular Research Center, Biointerfaces Institute, Translational Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformaics, Distributed Health Technologies and IHPI.
- Scientific core services, such as bioinformatics analysis, the center for molecular imaging, microscope and image analysis labs, and DNA sequencing, are now active and expanding in utilization, and other cores are planned in the next 24 months.
- Partnerships with private industry have been established and are growing, with two private companies on site and 20 companies in the Venture Accelerator.
- Based on a job-creation survey conducted recently, nearly 300 new jobs have already been created at the site in the three and a half years since it opened.
- Quality of Life survey of the NCRC community shows high levels of satisfaction.
- Collaborative projects with the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the School of Art and Design, the Institute for Social Research, the Office of Vice President for Research, Eastern Michigan University, the Confucius Institute and Western Michigan University.
- An active art program that aims to to introduce visual and performing arts in the form of educational experiences that are dynamic and thought provoking for the members of the NCRC community, as well as the larger U-M community and general public.