State to mark Akron project as 'hub'

Jul 19, 2010 Full story: Local News 7

The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron is getting a new headquarters. And the Akron area is being designated by Gov.

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The institute was launched in September 2008 as a partnership among Akron Children's Hospital, Akron General Health System, the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, Summa Health System and the University of Akron.

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The partners, along with foundations, local companies, the state of Ohio, Summit County and the city of Akron, donated a combined $80 million to fund the institutes first five years.

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With the new health care bill having been passed, we have concluded that the barrier to access to care will be less about the individual affording care and more about the ability to deliver care to more people, said Dr. Douglas, who founded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Biomedical Innovation and works for three pharmaceutical companies.

The institute's major initiatives are organized into centers of excellence, such as the Center for Simulation and Integrated Healthcare Education and the Medical Device Development Center.

Changes in the medical landscape prompted by the health care bill already led the institute to combine two of its original centers of excellence to form the Center for Clinical and Community Health Improvement, Dr. Douglas said. The institute hired Janine Janosky last month to head up that center. She previously was vice provost for research at Central Michigan University.

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WHO WILL FUND THE NEXT 5 YEARS, THIS IS JUST ANOTHER LAYER OF BUARUACRACY

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#2 Jul 19, 2010
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WHO WILL FUND THE NEXT 5 YEARS, THIS IS JUST ANOTHER LAYER OF BUARUACRACY
Oh noes! Not BUARUACRACY!!!

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#4 Jul 20, 2010
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Oh noes! Not BUARUACRACY!!!
You slay me. Please leave your brain to science when you die. The sooner, the better.
oops, forgot to proofread and spell check,
up yours.
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#5 Jul 20, 2010
I like northern Akron ... Fairlawn area. And miss trips to Blossom Music center to hear the Cleveland Orchestra ... sand run park ... and Stan Hywet
They could have picked far worse places for their center.

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I like northern Akron ... Fairlawn area. And miss trips to Blossom Music center to hear the Cleveland Orchestra ... sand run park ... and Stan Hywet
They could have picked far worse places for their center.
I Love Akron, Ohio.
East side.
West side has some beautiful homes.

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#7 Jul 20, 2010
Glasnos wrote:
I like northern Akron ... Fairlawn area. And miss trips to Blossom Music center to hear the Cleveland Orchestra ... sand run park ... and Stan Hywet
They could have picked far worse places for their center.
point is we donated $80 million for the first 5 years, thought the county and city was broke, also they remodelled a building for $10 mill for them to use.

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