Impacting Global Health

From innovative new treatment methods to game-changing healthcare delivery systems, Purdue scientists and researchers at Discovery Park are advancing efforts aimed at improving the health of people across the globe.

Discovery Park facilities are ideally suited for leading experts to collaborate on the science of disease, treatment methods, and medical devices designed to improve people’s quality of life. The research spans all disease areas — from mosquito-borne illnesses and Alzheimer’s to AIDS and cancer. Purdue researchers collaborate across all key disciplines — including life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and even the humanities — to deliver world-changing medical breakthroughs, new diagnostics, and novel intervention methods. They employ their tools at scales from the atomic/nano all the way to whole organisms.

Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease

The Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D) is leveraging the significant diversity of life sciences, physical sciences and engineering on campus to invent and integrate basic immunologic advances, new diagnostics, probe basic biological and inflammatory processes, and to develop and commercialize novel intervention methods to control an array of chronic inflammatory conditions, cancer and infectious diseases.

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Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

Spanning 25 departments across six colleges, Purdue's neuroscience enterprise already includes around 100 faculty with ongoing neuroscience-related research activities or interests. This deep pool of human resources has positioned Purdue well in several target research areas within the broad field of neuroscience, and the new Integrative Neuroscience Center will synergize these efforts for national and international impact.

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Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery

One of the preeminent centers of its kind in the United States, the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery is focused on improving the quality of life for people around the world. Researchers engage in drug discovery across disciplines and institutions to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments for people in need. Currently, Purdue researchers have more than one dozen drugs in clinical trials, placing the university among the top institutions in the United States for drug discovery.

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Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

Researchers in the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering approach healthcare as a systems-engineering problem. Purdue faculty collaborate with healthcare professionals around the country on best practices for safety, efficacy and efficiency.

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