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This Planning Center is a collaboration between NorthShore University HealthSystem (NUHS) and Purdue University (PU).



Simon W. Hayward, Ph.D.

Assistant: Antonia Derden

(224) 364-7424


Associate Director

Timothy L. Ratliff, Ph.D.



Nadia A. Lanman, Ph.D.

Meaghan M. Broman D.V.M., M.S., D.A.C.V.P

Brian T. Helfand, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Co-Investigator

Yuan Ji, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Co-Investigator


Advisory Board

Liang Cheng, M.D., Indiana  University School of Medicine

Kevin McVary, M.D., Loyola University Medical Center

Jyothi Thimmapuram, Ph.D., Purdue University

Praveen Thumbikat, D.V.M, Ph.D., Northwestern University



Yana Filipovich