Collaborations and strategic partnerships

How does an idea, even a great idea, become a technology or treatment with real impact in the lives of patients and their families? 

Our world is increasingly interconnected, and the world of biomedical science is no different. To move momentous ideas forward, research institutions must embrace a model that prioritizes responsiveness, collaboration, and connection. The days of large laboratories defended as individual fiefdoms are long gone. Instead we must lead in our areas of strength and find the right partners to help move important ideas to the next step. Through collaborations–– with other research organizations, corporations, the military, volunteer organizations, and philanthropists–– we are accelerating the pace of discovery, and forging a new model of scientific leadership, one that positions us to lead and to anticipate––and realize–– future directions.