College of Health Sciences Butterfly Fund

STAR Tower

IDEAS, INNOVATION AND IMPACT

Connecting to the theme of the Tower at STAR, the College of Health Science is creating a Butterfly Fund to celebrate the innovation, energy and collaboration of the faculty, staff, students and clinicians.

The Tower at STAR is designed to enhance collisions and collaboration referred to as the butterfly effect from chaos theory. The Tower design reflects the idea that the smallest change or interaction in one location can prompt dramatic change in another. Similarly, the Butterfly Fund exists to support and invest in collisions that generate spontaneous ideas and foster innovation and impact.

Furthermore, the Butterfly Fund celebrates the belief that even a small investment can prompt dramatic changes, making the CHS community stronger and more impactful.

People in a laboratory

SUPPORT TO SPUR GROWTH

Under the direction of the dean of the College of Health Sciences, along with chairs of the departments, the Butterfly Fund exists to seed and support innovative interdisciplinary and translational research, teaching, clinical and community programs through annual awards.

The goal of these awards is to trigger a metamorphosis that will spawn new learning opportunities for students and grow cutting- edge research and collaboration.

For example, the Butterfly Fund will be used for:

• Pilot research projects and/or working groups focused on answering healthcare challenges and designing healthcare solutions

• Equipment and resources needed to help support promising cutting-edge research

• Teaching and training programs to meet the many healthcare workforce demands

• Collaborations with community partners throughout the State of Delaware and surrounding area

• Graduate and undergraduate student recruitment in new research and teaching areas, as well as recruitment of a more diverse student body

• Innovative outreach programs to inform and inspire the next generation of healthcare students

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