Northeastern University joins health IT consortium

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Northeastern University has joined the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), a consortium of teaching hospitals, research laboratories and engineering schools in the Boston area.

Tapping into interdisciplinary research--including nanomedicine, sensing and imaging, neuroinformatics, healthcare systems engineering and robotics--the collaboration builds on the Boston-based university’s research priorities in healthcare, security and sustainability, according to the company.

CIMIT acts as an infrastructure to enable inter-institutional collaboration among scientists, engineers and clinicians. Through this membership, Northeastern will build on its network of clinical partnerships by forging collaborations in translational research.

In addition, the partnership will present opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in areas such as cooperative, research and the capstone program, the university noted.