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Vision

Leading the way in discovery and implementation of the body’s therapeutics to improve the lives of animals and their humans.

Mission

To improve the lives of animals and humans through biologic therapies created via the collaborative work of leading scientists and clinicians; to expedite the availability of these therapies, and to promote education related to these goals.

Our History

The Translational Medicine Institute is named for an illustrious veterinarian who has built a remarkable clinical and research enterprise in orthopaedic medicine for horses over nearly 40 years at Colorado State University - Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith, a University Distinguished Professor and founding director of the university's Orthopaedic Research Center.

Creation required years of planning and record fundraising–over $63 million–for an institute focused on translational medicine that promises medical innovations by harnessing the body’s healing powers to help animals and people suffering from a wide range of diseases.

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Boards and Teams

The breadth of our impact on translational medicine would not be possible without the insight and knowledge of the people who guide the institute.

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Our People

The people of the Translational Medicine Institute include veterinarians, physicians, clinicians, researchers, engineers, educators, administrators, industry partners, specialized staff, technicians, and research associates. It's their creativity and passion for veterinary and human medicine that realizes the institute's vision of leading the way in discovery and implementation of the body's therapeutics to improve the lives of animals and their humans.

Meet our people

Meet Wayne McIlwraith, the institute's namesake, and watch an overview of the Translational Medicine Institute at Colorado State University.

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