Clemson University and Greenville Health System (GHS) are teaming up to bring more research money to the Upstate.According to an agreement announced Tuesday, Clemson will be the primary research collaborator and coordinator for one of the state’ largest hospital systems. The relationship combines Clemson’s infrastructure with the clinical practices offered by GHS to become more attractive for federal and other types of research funding.
Clemson President James Barker anticipates doubling their healthcare research funding within four years.
GHS President and CEO Mike Riordan said, “By working together, we will create a research engine that will accelerate improvements in the quality of health care and serve as an incubator of new ideas and initiatives. Simply put, we are leveraging resources in order to accomplish more than any one of us could do by ourselves. We think this innovative model will not only benefit the Upstate but could help transform the way health care is delivered nationwide.”
New projects will target:
– Telemedicine and workflow models to innovative diagnostic tools;
– Rehabilitation tools for individuals with injuries and aging adults;
– Clinical trials for cancer in conjunction with tissue banking and on-site molecular profiling
– New medical devices to improve patient care
Clemson and GHS have been working together on projects since the 1990s.