10:11 a.m., March 31, 2009----The new Delaware Health Sciences Alliance aspires to improve the health of local residents with cutting-edge research and enhanced healthcare education. A new video outlining the alliance's goals was screened as part of the alliance announcement, made March 24 at the “Stronger Health-Based Partnerships” conference at Clayton Hall.
Christiana Care Health Systems, Nemours, Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Delaware are the founding members of the alliance. Healthcare education is a top alliance priority, and a key component of this initiative will be the development of a Campus for Healthcare Education in Delaware. The campus will house classrooms, study halls and a new residential facility for medical, pharmacy, nursing, occupational and physical therapy students working through clinical rotations.
Other alliance objectives include:
cooperative programs in cancer biology,
- a new rehabilitation institute,
- a new cardiovascular research institute,
- more research focusing on “bench to bedside” medicine and
- efforts that create hundreds of health sciences jobs in Delaware.
The video was produced by Andrea Boyle in the Office of Communications & Marketing and Kyle Chappell and Chad Kuck in University Media Services, with assistance from Christiana Care, Nemours and Thomas Jefferson University.