Research Facilities

Research Facilities are dedicated centers in which focused research is done in a certain field. These facilities can provide educational training, usability studies, and access to research findings.

Jump Simulation / OSF Innovation

OSF Healthcare

OSF Innovation programs and objectives are integral to improving the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of care for patients and community members across the region. OSF Innovation at Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center is an incubator where collaboration, innovation and improvement is helping lead the transformation of health care worldwide.

The core elements of Jump are simple: professional education for preparing clinicians, clinical service training for a wide range of caregivers, and health care systems and engineering research and development. Outcomes at Jump are measured through the yield of superior clinicians, performance improvement in health care delivery, and new devices and processes that advance clinical training.

Shantel Pickens
1306 N. Berkeley Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
phone: (309) 308-9525
fax: (309) 677-0871


Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (ARCHES) represents a revolutionary partnership between clinicians and engineers to stimulate the advancement of health care.

In collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering, Jump ARCHES will focus on the technologies and techniques of clinical simulation and its impact on patient care.

Jump ARCHES will create new tools using imaging, health information technology, novel materials, and human factors to enhance medical simulation and education at facilities like Jump Sim. It also will create new tools, techniques, and devices for clinical use and treatment.”

National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research

NCAUR invents new industrial and food products from agricultural commodities, develops new technologies to improve environmental quality, and provides technical support to Federal regulatory and action agencies. As the designated lead technology transfer facility for USDA, NCAUR maintains a mixed portfolio of interdisciplinary science ranging from fundamental to applied research. Microorganisms and/or their enzymes are being developed to transform raw agricultural materials (starch, proteins, oils) to commercially valuable products such as food additives, fuels, cosmetics, and industrial lubricants. Processing technologies that include extrusion, jet cooking, high pressure reactions, and supercritical extraction are being used to make new value-added products such as biodegradable plastics, edible films, printing inks, novel flavors, and pigments. Modern biotechnology tools are being used to produce new products for many industrial uses, improved food quality, and better human nutrition. The techniques are also being used to control agricultural pests (microorganisms, weeds, insects) that decrease crop yields, pose health hazards, and limit exports for American crops in world trade.

Alejandro P. Rooney
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
1815 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61604
phone: (309) 681-6395