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CIMIT Programs & Strategic Initiatives:
A balanced portfolio of multi-disciplinary, inter-institutional research projects in every phase of innovation from idea to clinical adoption.

CIMIT encourages entrepreneurial innovation through its Programs and Strategic Initiatives. Focused in the areas of greatest opportunity for technology to make transformational change in the current paradigm of patient care, CIMIT Programs offer an insider’s view of the future of medicine — where and howtechnology has the potential to transform healthcare in the not-too-distant future.

The CIMIT Program structure supports, organizes and enables the facilitation of interdisciplinary translational research. By harnessing the novel technologies of electronics, material sciences, optics, computational mathematics, and systems engineering, CIMIT teams of scientists, physicians and engineers accelerate the development and adoption of new tools and techniques for specific areas of medical research.


Grants for Innovation

By awarding grants for ideas that others would not fund, CIMIT ignites the drive to move an idea from the bench to the bedside.



CIMIT Grants support early stage, collaborative research projects for improving patient care, with emphasis on devices, procedures, diagnosis, and clinical systems. To be considered for a CIMIT Grant, a proposal must present a collaborative, multi-disciplinary plan of work that specifically advances the likelihood that a new concept will yield benefit in the healthcare setting. CIMIT values proposals by teams that reach across Consortium institutions and whose novel ideas may create technologies that can benefit several medical disciplines.

CIMIT awards grants to principal investigators on faculty at the CIMIT Consortium institutions. Projects may include team members from other academic institutions and collaborators from industry. CIMIT currently funds projects across its portfolio of Programs, but remains open to any innovative use of technology to improve patient care.

» View past CIMIT- funded projects.
» CIMIT Clinical Impact Study

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Investigator Services

Facilitating all phases of research projects in the CIMIT community. What makes CIMIT unique – and effective – is the in-house team of experts who facilitate the complex process of introducing technological innovations into healthcare. This highly experienced, multidisciplinary team provides support and specialized expertise to investigators.
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Program Alliances

A Program Alliance is formed when natural synergy exists between a CIMIT Science Program and an outside organization with similar mission and philosophy to improve patient care through innovation and technology.

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Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN) Center in Primary Care

Funded in 2012 for a five-year period by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Point-of-Care Technologies Research Netword (POCTRN), CIMIT will create a national “center-without-walls” for rapid transformation of emerging point-of-care (POC) technologies into commercially viable, clinically focused solutions for improving primary health care. There will be an annual call for proposals to address unmet needs defined by the primary care community.

» POCTRN Center in Primary Care
» POCTRN in Primary Care Awards

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