With a $10 million gift, the University of Illinois has launched the Jump Simulation Center, with the mission of training a new type of doctor, uniquely equipped to transform health care. Located on the Urbana campus, the Center will be part of the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first medical school in the nation focused—from the beginning—at the intersection of engineering and medicine.
The gift is the result of a growing partnership with Chicago-based Jump Trading, a financial technology firm. The Jump Simulation Center will be located in Everitt Laboratory, which is being renovated to become home to Department of Bioengineering at Illinois.
Medical and engineering students will be immersed in technology-driven clinical environments at the Jump Simulation Center. They will design and learn how to use:
• New medical devices.
• New mobile, low-cost technologies for rural and developing areas.
• New medical simulation tools.
• New bio-printing and bio-fabrication techniques.