The Medical Innovation Centre (MedIC) focuses on conducting basic, clinical and translational biomedical research aimed at improving public health and modernizing medical care nationally and internationally. Core research areas include: 1) Cancer Biology, Biochemistry and Clinical Oncology; 2) Neuroscience, 3) Cardiovascular Disorders, 4) Medical Education, and 5) Infectious Diseases, Immunology & Microbiology.
MedIC is a critical component of the European University School of Medicine with a highly dynamic team of researchers of levels including doctoral, postdoctoral and senior faculty, and clinicians who are supported by a robust team of administrative staff and research environment. Collectively the research staff of MedIC foster a strong research environment, secured by ample external funding and an internationally acclaimed research network. MedIC strives to serve the Pillars of Research Excellence, including:
- Catalyzing excellence and innovation: Within the School of Medicine, all divisions pursue excellence in their field of expertise. Collaborations with other research groups within the SM and beyond contribute to ongoing success.
- Implementation and integration: Each research track within the School of Medicine has its focus, but all share a common long-term vision on implementation and integration into clinical practice and health care. Collaborative translational projects include research from bench to bedside, while others focus on development and exploitation of innovative technologies.
- Education and training: MSc, PhD and Post-Doctoral Programs will be developed in cutting edge areas. Students will receive training through research and dedicated courses; they will be actively involved in departmental research and will be encouraged to follow an MSc and/or PhD track.
- Academia-Private Sector Partnerships: Faculty members will actively pursue their personal development, as well as collaboration and networking with key-stakeholders in the private sector. Joint translational research efforts will result in the development of products and services from bench to bedside.