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Center for Healthcare Innovation

​The university-wide Center for Healthcare Innovation supports Stevens faculty- and student-initiated research and educational programs that address gaps and issues related to advancing biomedical technology and healthcare delivery, and also serves as a focal point for integration of external strategic partnerships.

It serves as a resource for over 60-affiliated faculty employing multidisciplinary approaches to advance medical technology and improve healthcare delivery through education, research, partnerships and commercialization.  Internal research within the CHI is focused on drug discovery and tissue engineering.

Two grad students in tissue reconstruction lab

Our Research

Major areas of research managed by the Center for Healthcare Innovation 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; and data analytics and modeling of healthcare delivery systems. Learn more about Stevens research and collaboration at the leading edge of healthcare and biomedical innovation.

Student working with syringe and vials in lab.

Our Mission

The Center for Healthcare Innovation aims to identify and fill educational gaps by developing new degree programs and sponsor new student centric research initiatives. We foster external partnerships and develop new R&D resources through grants, contracts and philanthropy. Additional activities of the CHI involve the coordination of multi-investigator grant and contract proposals, and the commercialization of intellectual property. Learn more about the center by visiting the link below.

Hongjun WangProfessor Hongjun WangHongjun Wang, Director

The Center for Healthcare Innovation is directed by Professor of Biomedical Engineering Hongjun Wang. For inquiries about collaboration with our research contact: [email protected]

Research Highlights

The Center for Healthcare Innovation coordinates research across Stevens' four schools and in collaboration with external partners including leading hospitals, health care centers and government agencies. We also operate a Drug Discovery and Biotechnology Lab within the center. Here are a few examples of our leading-edge research.

Funding and Collaborators

  • National Institutes of Health

  • National Science Foundation

  • Merck

  • Roche

  • Pfizer

  • Hackensack University Medical Center

  • Columbia University

  • Seton Hall University

  • Georgetown University

  • Handlon Investment Management