Imagine a world where aging is an enriching and positive experience; where healthy, diverse communities thrive; where wounded veterans further their education using innovative treatment and educational technologies; and where people with disabilities have all the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. At the College of Applied Health Sciences, we focus on building a world where wellness is the norm. Our integrated view of how health, lifestyle, diversity, the environment, and community fit together to determine our quality of life is what helps us propel bright minds. Our students have an unmatched, personalized experience that focuses on a simple premise—how can I make this a better world? As we leverage our position as an international leader and innovator in health, aging, and disability research and solve some of the planet’s most pressing issues, we are proud of the fact that finding solutions to global challenges is our number one goal.
Creating a Hub of Research, Outreach, and Education
The college will develop a LIFE Home and Interdisciplinary Health, Aging and Disability Hub, a project which will cost $50M+. This interdisciplinary hub for health, aging and disability related research, outreach, education and clinical services, includes multiple building phases beginning with the LIFE Home, an approximately 7,600 sq. foot building that includes the model LIFE Home and associated labs, offices, and meeting space. A second phase includes an approximately 100,000 sq. foot building that would become the new home of the College of AHS. This space would include research labs, offices, classrooms, meeting and presentation rooms, fabrication space, and clinical space for Speech and Audiology.
Serving Our Students
We will continue developing the intellectual leaders of tomorrow by recruiting and supporting top students who want to serve humanity. We seek to increase endowed and current use scholarship funds by $2.5M over 5 years at $500K/year.
Your support of Illinois ensures we continue to attract our greatest asset, accomplished and driven community members. It is our hope to establish at least one new endowed professorship per year at $500K each–$2.5M Total.
Sharing Our Knowledge
We are finding answers to global issues by leveraging our collaborations in engineering, medicine, and technology. We are anticipating and acting on emerging health sciences need. We seek to share our wealth of knowledge by establishing multiple college level lecture series/symposia at $250K each and multiple department and/or college level program endowments for$2M total.
Endowing the Center for Wounded Veterans
A culture of excellence depends, in part, on an excellent infrastructure, and innovative programming and services. An investment in the Center for Wounded Veterans ensures that our student veterans have all the opportunities and support they need in which to work, create, live, and learn. The college seeks to establish a permanent $10M endowment to support the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.
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