Loyola University Chicago opens medical research, innovation center

Loyola University Chicago has opened an innovative medical research and education center on its Health Sciences Division campus in Maywood, Ill.

Below are three things to know.

1. The Center for Translational Research and Education is the collaborative initiative of Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola University Health System and Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health.

2. The five-story, 225,000 square-foot facility hosts up to 500 students, faculty, researchers and staff members. It cost $137 million to build.

3. With the addition of the CTRE, Loyola's academic medical center boasts a hospital, medical school, nursing school and a major research center to encourage joint collaboration across disciplines.

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