Funding & Collaborators
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Hackensack University Medical Center
Seton Hall University
Advancing medical technology and improving healthcare delivery are some of our most urgent and complex societal challenges, especially as costs continue to rise. The healthcare industry contributes approximately $3 trillion to the U.S. economy, representing approximately one-fifth of the nation’s GDP.
Stevens' university-wide Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) seeks solutions to these challenges through education, research and partnerships that connect the fields of biology, engineering and computer science. CHI also works to strengthen the healthcare workforce by identifying skills gaps and adapting or creating curricula designed to address these gaps.
More than 60 Stevens faculty members as well as undergraduate and graduate students from all four schools in the university are affiliated with CHI, addressing key issues in medical technology and healthcare delivery.
Many of the activities of the CHI are conducted in close collaboration with healthcare industry partners including hospitals, medical schools and pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, diagnostic, contract research and insurance firms. Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), a nonprofit teaching and research hospital and one of New Jersey's top-ranked hospitals, has partnered with Stevens on joint biomedical education programs, for example.