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The CREATE WISDOM team will discover and launch a new generation of technologies that will significantly enhance healthcare while creating opportunities for economic growth, leverage corporate relationships, and pursue multidisciplinary funding opportunities.

We plan to achieve this vision by building an AI Center in Medicine in Chicago that focuses on vulnerable populations and addressing wicked problems.

Learn more about the CREATE WISDOM Team


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Karl Kochendorfer

University of Illinois at Chicago: Associate Professor, Family Medicine

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Ravishankar Iyer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Andrew Trotter

University of Illinois at Chicago: Assistant Professor, Medicine

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Martha Daviglus

University of Illinois at Chicago: Professor, Medicine

Narendra Ahuja

Narendra Ahuja

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Bala Hota

Rush University: Professor, Internal Medicine

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Liewei Wang

Mayo Clinic: Professor, Pharmacology

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Justin Starren

Northwestern University: Professor, Preventative Medicine

CREATE WISDOM Team in the News

UIC faculty members earn DPI funding – Karl Kochendorfer

UIC News

Dr. Karl Kochendorfer, assistant vice chancellor for health affairs and chief health information officer at UIC and associate professor of clinical family medicine at College of Medicine, will co-lead the CREATE WISDOM initiative, which will use data from regional health systems to develop artificial intelligence technologies to improve patient outcomes, starting with COVID among underserved populations, but quickly expanding to other conditions and disease states. Ravishankar Iyer, from the UIUC Grainger College of Engineering, will co-lead the project.