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Job Opportunity: UIC College of Nursing

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science is seeking a candidate for a Visiting Research Specialist (full time or part time). The project is focused on the mechanisms of cognitive impairment in sleep apnea syndrome, using rat model of spontaneous sleep apnea and acute apnea exacerbation.

To learn more about the position or to apply, click here.

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RFP: Professional Real Estate and Strategic Advisory Services

September 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Ryan Gage
Director of Marketing and Communication
RGage@medicaldistrict.org
312-738-5800

 

 

IMD Issues Request for Proposals for Professional

Real Estate and Strategic Advisory Services

Seeks best-in-class firms to assist in executing plans for growth and development

 

CHICAGO– The Illinois Medical District (IMD) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for professional real estate and strategic advisory services. The purpose of the RFP is to identify qualified respondents whomeettheIMD'sneeds for real estate consulting services inorderto continue the IMD’s advancement as an economic engine for Chicago and a global destination for innovation and medical services.

The IMD seeks to work with firms that demonstrate an understanding of its organizational goals and mission, and how to best utilize existing and potential resources available to the IMD.  The IMD is also interested in firms that demonstrate the capacity to fulfill and enhance the organization’s long term strategic vision for the District as a leader in patient care and medical research.

Desired services include:

  1. Asset Analysis and Performance Advisory
  2. Leasing and Brokerage
  3. Strategic Marketing Services
  4. Development and Transaction Advisory Services
  5. Facilities and Asset Management

“We know that the expertise required to achieve the results we are seeking is specialized and advanced,” said IMD Executive Director Dr. Suzet McKinney. “The time is now for the IMD to put a stake in the ground as a leading health innovation district, so we’re seeking the best and brightest to help us do just that.”

The IMD will host a pre-proposal meeting on October 7, 2016. During the meeting, firms will have the opportunity to ask questions of the IMD regarding the RFP.

Other key dates include:                                                                  

  1. Question Submission Cut-Off                                                      October 14, 2016
  2. RFP Response DueDate                                                                October 28,2016
  3. ShortlistSelection                                                                            November 10, 2016
  4. Final Selection                                                                               December 2,2016

Firms may submit questions at any point up to and including the question submission cut-off date. Questions must be submitted in writing to IMD Chief of Staff Kate Schellinger. In accordance with the IMD procurement policy, questions and answers will be posted to the IMD website, and will be updated as needed.

To download the RFP, click here. To download the accompanying RFP exhibits, click here.

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The Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) fosters economic growth of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) by supporting healthcare, research, program, technology commercialization and real estate development initiatives. The IMDC facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals and themes. Our mission is to be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth. www.medicaldistrict.org

IMD Announces Adoption of 2016 Master Plan

August 16th, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT
Ryan Gage
Director of Marketing and Communication
312-738-5800

IMD Announces Adoption of 2016 Master Plan

Revised plan to provide a roadmap for future development
in one of the nation’s largest urban medical districts

 

CHICAGO– the Illinois Medical District (IMD) today announced the adoption of its 2016 Master Plan. The updated plan was unanimously approved by the IMD board of commissioners during its July meeting.

The 2016 Master Plan is the result of a 16-month collaboration between the IMD and lead planning agency Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB). Additionally, Sam Schwartz Engineering and Site Design Group served as consultants. Development of the plan occurred in three phases. Priority areas include promoting urban style development, supporting transit use and walkability and providing high quality amenities for District employees, patients, residents and visitors.

Following the development of the plan, the IMD shared it with elected officials, City departments and stakeholders in a fully inclusive socialization process. The plan was also posted on the IMD website for a 40-day public comment period, followed by a community meeting held at the IMD administrative offices, where residents provided invaluable feedback on how the plan might best serve the surrounding community.

“We were thrilled with the level of institutional and community interest during the socialization process,” said IMD Executive Director Dr. Suzet McKinney. “The updated plan will affect everyone’s IMD experience, and it was important to us that residents, partners and community leaders all had a voice in the process.”

Implementation of the 2016 Master Plan has already begun. The IMD has convened a Parking Task Force to evaluate and resolve parking and traffic challenges in the District, and is exploring funding opportunities to address stakeholder recommendations. Included in these recommendations are a District-wide transportation service, crosswalk enhancements and streetscape improvements.

In addition, IMD has begun working with the City on a comprehensive amendment to Planned Development 30 (PD 30), the zoning ordinance for the District. This amendment is a critical step in creating a physical environment that is representative of a world class medical district. Areas that will be addressed in the PD 30 amendment include permitted uses, density, parking, land coverage and setbacks.

“All of the work that we do is focused on the transformation of the IMD into a more vibrant and thriving urban environment,” continued Dr. McKinney. “The 2016 Master Plan is the catalyst for achieving our shared vision for the future.”

Expected outcomes of the 2016 Master Plan include elevating the brand of the IMD in order to attract new and innovative businesses, creating a more collaborative environment with a more diverse mix of uses and supporting the redevelopment plans of IMD partners. To view the plan online, click here.

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The Illinois Medical District (IMD) fosters economic growth by supporting healthcare, research, program, technology commercialization and real estate development initiatives. The IMD facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals and themes. Our mission is to be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth.

IMDC Releases Draft Master Plan for Public Feedback Period

March 8th, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ryan Gage
Director of Marketing and Communication
RGage@medicaldistrict.org
312-738-5800

IMDC Releases Draft Master Plan for Public Feedback Period
Revisions include recommendations and guidelines for enhancement and
sustainability in one of the nation’s largest urban medical districts

 

CHICAGO– the Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) today opened the public comment period for its 2016 Illinois Medical District (IMD) Master Plan. The numerous initiatives currently underway throughout the District necessitate an updated plan, which provides a framework for coordinated development and will help drive economic growth.

The 2016 Master Plan is the result of a 16 month collaboration between the IMDC and lead planning agency Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB). Additionally, Sam Schwartz Engineering and Site Design Group served as consultants. Development of the plan occurred in three phases. Priority areas include promoting urban style development, supporting transit use and walkability and providing quality amenities for District employees, patients, residents and visitors.

“We’ve socialized the plan among elected officials, City departments and our stakeholders,” said IMDC Executive Director Dr. McKinney. “Now we want to turn it over to the public, whose invaluable feedback will help determine the best path forward.”

Through research, data collection, interviews, meetings and focus groups, a report was created to highlight the existing conditions of the District and identify the needs of its diverse group of stakeholders. The existing conditions report also serves as a guide for future analysis and additional planning recommendations.

The data collected for the existing conditions report showed that the previous Master Plan, created in 1997, no longer aligns with many of the institutions’ plans for future expansion. The updated plan includes new recommendations to help institutions implement goals and policies to achieve a unified vision for the future of the District. It addresses the recognized need for modernization, sharing resources, improving amenities, safety and security.

In the third phase of the planning process, a document of design guidelines was created. These guidelines establish a set of requirements and recommendations for keeping in line with the goals of the M aster Plan. Among the design guidelines are requirements for building size and density, landscape areas, open spaces and streetscape.

“This extensive project is rooted in our desire to foster a collaborative, well-connected environment for our stakeholders and the community,” continued Dr. McKinney. “By working together, we can achieve common goals and build upon what is already a world class urban medical district.”

The IMDC is planning to host a series of community meetings, during which time residents will have the opportunity to hear more about the plan and offer their feedback. The dates and times of those meetings will be announced at a later date. The public comment period will remain open until Monday, April 4th. Individuals can also submit feedback via email at IMDMasterPlan@medicaldistrict.org. Individuals who do not have access to email can call 312-738-5800 and ask to speak with IMDC Manager of Operations and Planning, Chris Fahey.

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The Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) fosters economic growth of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) by supporting healthcare, research, program, technology commercialization and real estate development initiatives. The IMDC facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals and themes. Our mission is to be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth.  www.medicaldistrict.org

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    As an IMD partner or key constituent, you aren’t just part of the Illinois Medical District story, you—and those you serve—are the heart of it. Throughout 2016 we will share monthly updates on all that is taking place in the IMD and encourage U to be part of our story by emailing IMD&U@medicaldistrict.org with ideas and topics of interest.

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