Centers of Excellence in BioHealth Innovation

Wright State University

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Wright State University's Centers of Excellence in BioHealth Innovation are conducting cutting-edge research in neuroscience, creating unique training opportunities for medical readiness, and transforming computing to mimic productive thinking and decision-making.

  • Wright State University & Premier Health Partners Neuroscience Institute: This center speeds the transfer of research discoveries from bench to bedside, improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders such as stroke and the complications of injury or diabetes.
  • National Center for Medical Readiness: This center offers training for disaster-response decision makers from around the world, focusing on medicine as its core component.
  • Knowledge-Enabled and Human-Centered Computing: Using the latest technology, this center focuses on making sense of data in ways that reflect human experience and effectiveness.

Driving Economic Advancement

The Wright State University & Premier Health Partners Neuroscience Institute will create partnerships and develop a new, world-class Department of Neurology. The National Center for Medical Readiness is expected to generate an economic impact of $374 million to the Dayton region over a five-year period. The center for Knowledge-Enabled and Human-Centered Computing is expected to generate $13 million of research in five years and $19.5 million in 10 years.

Benchmarks

  • Achieve recognition of excellence in research targeted at movement disorders
  • Become the first site in the United States to fully integrate the civilian and military medical and non-medical responses that occur in a disaster or other complex rescue situation
  • Increase recognition and areas of expertise in knowledge-enabled and human-centered computing

Goals (five-year period)

  • Build a state-of-the-art laboratory building for neuroscience
  • Generate a direct and indirect economic impact of $374 million to the Dayton region through the National Center for Medical Readiness
  • Generate $13 million of research in five years for the center in knowledge-enabled and humancentered computing

Metrics

  • Number of new jobs in neurology, federal funding for research, and new patients for clinical trials
  • Increase in tourism, overnight stays in the region, sales and income tax revenues from training at the National Center for Medical Readiness
  • Increased research funding, better job placement and salaries for graduating students, higher citation for publications, and increased collaborations with regional, national, and international companies in the field of semantic computing