Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab launches to move scientific research from bench to bedside

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has moved into a new research hospital facility and renamed itself the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The former RIC now occupies a $550 million, 1.2 million square foot facility located on prime real estate in downtown Chicago. The AbilityLab aims to create a setting in which research scientists, engineers and other specialists can work side-by-side with clinicians and patients to improve treatment. This approach is a departure from traditional methods of organizing clinical practice and research, and will serve as an experimental model for medical institutions to observe.

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Chicago Hospitals awarded NIH grant to accelerate stroke research, treatments

Friday, November 22, 2013

A new network dedicated to advancing research and therapies for stroke is forming in Chicago after receiving $2 million in grants from the NIH. The Chicago Stroke Trials Consortium is a partnership among Northwestern Medicine, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Loyola University Medical Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center and University of Chicago Medicine. It will build an infrastructure to support clinical trials for stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. Northwestern University will be the regional coordinating center for the consortium and administer the project over the next five years.

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