Welcome to the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $500,000

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A New Direction in Healthcare

Expansion Coming 2018

Delaware Technology Park Incubator Space

STAR campus attracts 12 promising startups

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STAR Health Clinics

A new direction in healthcare. We provide primary care, physical therapy, speech therapy, mental health services, care coordination, nutrition counseling, exercise counseling and health coaching — all under one roof.
Open to the public

SimUCare

UD spinout SimUCare gets “university startup of the year” at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

University Best Start-Up

Parkinson's Shoe

Researchers at the University of Delaware STAR Campus have created a vibrating shoe that helps patients with Parkinson’s disease.
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Harness House

Corey Beattie is making tremendous strides working with researchers at the Go Baby Go program. One of the program’s latest initiatives is a café set up at the University of Delaware STAR Campus where survivors of traumatic brain injuries utilize a harness system to work serving customers.

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FUNctional Fashion

Researcher Martha Hall is using fashion to benefit children with movement disorders. With disorders ranging from cerebral palsy to arthrogryposis, Hall works closely physical therapists and engineers to create wearable technology that effect true changes in these children’s motor behavior.

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Clinical Trials

Our research programs focus on diseases associated with neurological disorders, orthopedics, cardiovascular, aging, speech-language-hearing, cancer and women & children’s health.

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Concussion Research

Thomas Buckley, specializing in football-focused concussion/head impact research, is providing research to the landmark NCAA/Department of Defense Concussion Assessment (CARE).
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GoBabyGo!

Cole Galloway founded the organization that modifies kids’ toys, so that children with even the most severe mobility issues can still use them.

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First Step Grand Challenges

First Step brings together students from all seven colleges to tackle environmental-, societal- or health-related challenges.

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The STAR building houses core labs for use by teams of clinical and academic researchers. These shared spaces encourage basic scientists, clinicians, physician scholars, and students to work together conducting interdisciplinary and translational research that changes people’s lives.

The STAR Campus is adjacent to the University of Delaware’s main campus and directly across the street from the UD Athletics Complex, which boasts a 23,000 seat stadium and the Bob Carpenter Center.

The development spans multiple phases through strategic development partner Delle Donne & Associates. Phase I highlights the knowledge and research expertise of the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences. Phase II focuses on industry integration with businesses in areas of University research where companies want to be near our next generation workforce.

STAR Campus is conveniently located along the I-95 corridor between New York and Washington, D.C. with easy access to the interstate. Transit is also expanding with not only University buses providing transportation to the main campus but also through the Newark Regional Transportation Center, which provides services via SEPTA and Amtrak. Construction is underway to improve the current train station and expand services. 

Some of Our Tenants

Bloom EnergyChanging the Face of Energy

Bloom Energy is changing the way the world generates and consumes energy. Our unique on-site power generation systems utilize an innovative new fuel cell energy technology with roots in NASA’s Mars program.

Derived from a common sand-like powder, and leveraging breakthrough advances in materials science, our technology is able to produce clean, reliable, affordable energy,… practically anywhere,… from a wide range of renewable energy sources or traditional fuels.

Our Energy Servers® are among the most efficient energy generators on the planet; providing for significantly reduced electricity costs and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

By generating power on-site, where it is consumed, Bloom Energy offers increased electrical reliability and improved energy security, providing a clear path to energy independence.

Founded in 2001, Bloom Energy is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Where Smart Science Goes to GrowDTP-incubator space

Delaware Technology Park Incubator Space at STAR offers flexible, state-of-the art incubation space and access to the resources development-stage companies need to drive and accelerate their economic success. The facility opened in 2016 and is located in Newark, Delaware on University of Delaware’s expansive 272-acre STAR Campus.
Amenities include:

  • access to critical resources – connections, funding sources, space and shared equipment necessary to grow and commercialize technology
  • home of Spin In® – an innovative program connecting entrepreneurs to interdisciplinary student teams to solve real world business challenges
  • proximity to and collaborative opportunities with University of Delaware faculty, students and staff
  • access to major transportation routes including I-95, Amtrak, SEPTA and UD’s complimentary transportation services
  • availability of the region’s strong pool of scientific talent
  • supportive small business environment

Glasgow Medical Centers are urgent care facilities, staffed by physicians and nurses 7 days a week. They are an attractive alternative when your physician is not available or your condition does not warrant a visit to the Emergency Room. Between the various Medical Aid Units we see over 60,000 patients each year. Patients are typically in and out within an hour and no appointment is necessary.

The Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) is a multi-specialty facility with 4 operating rooms and 2 procedure rooms. The ACS performs over 5000 outpatient surgical procedures a year.

Glasgow Medical Center is a 6 time winner of the Apex Quality Award; named 1 of the top 20 facilities nationally based on patient satisfaction.

Independence ProstheticsIndependence Prosthetics – Orthotics provides top-quality prosthetic, orthotic and pedorthic (foot orthotic) health care to patients in Delaware and the surrounding Philadelphia area. Our patient-centered approach, staff expertise and experience, highly controlled on-site manufacturing process and leading-edge technology set us apart and make us a dependable partner in your journey to rediscover your potential.

The Independence Prosthetics – Orthotics team knows that a device alone is not a solution for our patients. That’s why—together with the referring physician or facility—we provide comprehensive support, every step of the way, from evaluation through to fitting, physical rehabilitation and follow-up.

We strive to make the whole process as patient friendly and convenient as possible, with all of our offices located within five miles of major hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. Our facilities also house an on-site laboratory that enables us to deliver timely, top-quality custom craftsmanship for both new devices and adjustments.

The Digital Infrastructure CompanySevOne Screen

As more companies pursue digital transformation initiatives, they are looking to dynamic next-generation infrastructure to support their business goals. These environments are infinitely complex and difficult to scale, support and maintain. SevOne provides leading CSPs, MSPs and Enterprises with the most comprehensive technology portfolio that collects, analyzes and visualizes network & infrastructure performance data to deliver actionable insights to compete and win in a connected world.

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Visit our Café!

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Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and snacks at the GoBabyGo! Café.

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The STAR campus is all about engagement—with the community, with the business world, and with our clinical partners—to train the next generation of healthcare professionals and to create the next innovations in healthcare through cutting-edge research.
Kathleen S. Matt

Dean, College of Health Sciences

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A New Direction in Healthcare

The College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware will be nationally and internationally known as a hub of interdisciplinary research, education, and public outreach dedicated to advancing human health. Partnering in significant initiatives with other educational and medical institutions, government agencies, and private foundations, our researchers will further understanding of chronic diseases and pioneer the development of advanced treatments and rehabilitation protocols.

We will be leaders in advocating interdisciplinary, team-based learning for students in experiential and discovery learning settings.

Our research programs are comprised of multidisciplinary teams of scientists who address health and human illnesses using basic science, clinical, behavioral and community-based research approaches. Our programs focus on diseases associated with neurological disorders, orthopedics, cardiovascular, aging, speech-language-hearing, cancer and women & children’s health.

These programs are supported by core facilities that promote access to patient populations and provide technological support and technical expertise.

Our goal is to perform cutting edge research that helps patient populations attain and maintain a reasonable standard of health. In short, we want to engage in the type of research that can help patient populations stay out of the hospital and maintain their health and independence.

 


The Future of Healthcare

We are implementing practices that lower costs and advance care options through prevention, monitoring of health and cost-effective care.

Academic research can help advance these healthcare goals. Better prevention programs are needed that help people recognize and avoid risk; Better health monitoring programs are needed that assist the healthy and chronically ill to maintain an acceptable standard of health and become engaged in sustaining their own health; and Better and more advanced clinical care programs are needed that determine the most effective ways to treat rehabilitating patient populations and promote healthy outcomes.

At the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences, our research and education programs focus on Prevention, Monitoring of Health and Rehabilitation. We seek to find new ways to help patients avoid getting sick, or if ill, better ways to be diagnosed and recover through advanced rehabilitation approaches.

In the College of Health Sciences, we have over 100 faculty members in departments who collaborate on research programs that address cardiovascular health, neurological diseases, orthopedics, health services research, speech-language-hearing, aging, and women’s and children’s health. We also emphasize the importance of ‘education as research’ and seek better ways to develop a workforce for today’s healthcare system, as well as better and innovative ways to teach students and prepare them for careers.

Our long term goal is to help contribute to developing a ‘Healthy Delaware’ and developing best practices that advance healthcare across the nation and across the globe.

STAR Health is where combining research and education leads us to a new direction in healthcare. Comprehensive clinical services are open to the public, including primary care, nutrition counseling, exercise counseling, health coaching, physical therapy and speech-language-hearing services. Be sure to stop by and visit our clinics.

Primary Care

Our healthcare clinic, the Nurse Managed Primary Care Center delivers primary care tagged to health and wellness through a team of professionals, creating a signature for interprofessional healthcare delivery.

Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapy Clinic includes certified specialists in the areas of sports, orthopedics, geriatric and neurologic PT. Ranked first in the nation, our DPT program is a model for interconnected clinical, research, and academic activities. Members of the community participate in cutting-edge, patient-centered research conducted by our expert faculty and top-notch graduate students, and the results of that research are fed back into clinical practice as well as into our academic curricula. The STAR Health Sciences Complex enabled us to double the number of students in our DPT program so that we can become even more responsive to needs in the community.

Speech-Language-Hearing

Meeting the needs of Delaware, we’ve added a new Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on the STAR Campus. The University of Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing (SLH) Clinic evaluates and treats children and adults having communication disorders, including articulation, voice, motor speech, swallowing, cognitive-communication, and oral and written language disorders.

Collaborative Research & Innovation

Also housed at STAR, the BADER Consortium, which focuses on rehabilitation of wounded warriors; the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, which brings together clinicians, scientists, engineers, and policy-makers to improve the state of the art in rehabilitation medicine; and exciting translational research like GoBabyGo!, which is aimed at increasing cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and young children with disabilities through movement.

Other occupants include INBRE, DHSA, Healthcare Theatre, First Step, CTR.

Stop by the Health Sciences Complex and take a tour!

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Partnering

Our goal is to create a healthy working/learning community that creates synergy by bringing together education, business, and the community. Private companies provide partnerships for student internships and opportunities for co-inventions. If your business supports a mission of health and wellness and you are interested in the opportunities available at the Health Sciences Complex, please contact Gary Ciaffi.

Value-added partners could include those who focus on:

  • Clinical care: on-site nursing, therapy, rehab, speech-language-hearing
  • Education, training, internships, cooperative learning
  • Health and wellness: nutrition and fitness counseling, health coaching
  • Devices and materials: prosthetics-orthotics, medical technology, biomaterials, biomarkers

Interested in the opportunities on campus? Visit DDA today.

Some of our partners include:

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