Illinois Medical District (IMD) is a 560-acre health innovation district on the Near West Side of Chicago that includes medical research facilities, labs, a biotech incubator, universities, and 40 healthcare-related facilities. The IMDC facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third-party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals, and themes. Dr. Suzet McKinney is the CEO. She holds faculty appointments at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the UIC School of Public Health.