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Centers Funded under the Signature Centers Initiative - 2013

Center for Cancer Population Analytics and Patient-Centered Informatics

The mission of the Center for Cancer Population Analytics and Patient-Centered Informatics is to develop team science that combines innovative health information technologies with rigorous health services research methods in order to create knowledge that will have an impact upon the health and health care of patients and populations with cancer in the state of Indiana and the U.S. The Center has the two primary goals of, 1) build collaborative, multidisciplinary scientific teams to create national leaders in the state of Indiana in the fields of cancer health services research and informatics, and 2) perform top-tier national cancer health services research and "big data" analytics to improve the quality, efficiency, coordination, and outcomes of cancer care.

Center for the Cure of Glioblastoma

The overall mission of the Center for the Cure of Glioblastoma is to find a cure for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).  The Center has the four primary goals of, 1) interrogate the molecular mechanisms of glioma biology and develop interventions that result in improved duration and quality of life for patients, 2) stimulate consistent and productive exchange of ideas between clinicians and basic scientists while employing bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench strategies to generate and prioritize scientific questions, 3) provide infrastructure and mentorship needed to successfully receive external support, and 4) engage the community through patient advocacy to positively impact brain cancer patient outcomes and enhance philanthropic initiatives.