For the past 20 years, scientific partnership between Abbott and Illinois has led to breakthrough research, including patented technologies of the Jevity® and Glucerna® product families.
Abbott's Nutrition Businesses
For more than 85 years, Abbott’s nutrition businesses have been developing and marketing science-based nutritional products to support the growth, health and wellness of people of all ages.
The company is a leader in nutritional products clinically shown to address the distinct dietary needs of people with serious health conditions or special nutrient requirements, such as the Glucerna® brand of nutrition shakes, bars and cereal for people with diabetes: the Similac® brand of infant formulas; the Gain® brand of growing-up milks; the PediaSure® line of nutritionals for children; and the Ensure® brand of complete and balanced nutrition for adults. Abbott also offers EAS® specialized products to meet the unique nutritional needs of athletes, as well as ZonePerfect® all-natural nutrition bars for busy, active lifestyles.
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is an interdisciplinary institute devoted to leading-edge research in the physical sciences, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, cognition and neuroscience. The Institute’s primary mission is to foster interdisciplinary work of the highest quality, transcending many of the limitations inherent in traditional university organizations and structures. The Institute was founded on the premise that reducing the barriers between traditional scientific and technological disciplines can yield research advances that more conventional approaches cannot.
Division of Nutritional Sciences
The Division of Nutritional Sciences is an internationally recognized program providing graduate education in nutrition and serving as a catalyst for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary nutrition research. Its membership spans 18 departments and eight colleges on the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses. Faculty and students in the division are known for their development and use of novel biological and sociological approaches to interdisciplinary research ranging from genetics and molecular nutrition to clinical and community nutrition.
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is dedicated to transformative research in agriculture, human health, the environment, and energy use and production, with program areas in systems biology, cellular and metabolic engineering and genome technology. The IGB’s mission to advance life sciences research and stimulate bioeconomic development is fulfilled in a number of ways, including pioneering research in bioenergy, critical climate change studies and promising work in regenerative medicine, drug development and understanding cancer at the cellular level.
The Neuroscience Program is one of the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary such programs in the country, with a membership spanning 15 departments from across 7 colleges on campus. Its faculty and students bring an unparalleled scope of methodological and conceptual approaches to research both on model systems and on human brain and cognition. A particular strength of the program is in learning, memory, and brain plasticity, at all levels of analysis. The program has a strong commitment to research contributing to the understanding and treatment of human behavioral disorders and neural disease.
University of Illinois
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has long ranked among the nation’s most distinguished teaching and research institutions. Its diverse, world-class programs reflect the mission of a land-grant university. The largest public university in Illinois, the U of I campus was chartered by the state in 1867 as the Illinois Industrial University and opened its doors to students in 1868.