Advancing Leadership and Innovation

Improving Health Through Information

Advancing Leadership and Innovation

Improving Health Through Information

Our new library spaces are living laboratories where students and faculty can combine contemporary content and new technologies to develop solutions that address the health challenges of our time.

Your investment in technology-rich spaces will help us provide equitable access to the latest technology that allows faculty and students to explore and practice with tools that will prepare them for the future of health care. With your help, we will promote new insights into learning  and entrepreneurship to help our users bring their next great ideas to life.

Support health innovation

How we’re advancing health through innovation

Creamy the hen and her 3D printed foot

Creamy the hen fell on hard times after losing her foot this past winter. Thanks to her loving owners and the 3D printing tools at the Health Sciences Library, she has a new foot and a chance for a happier and healthier life!

Testing a low-cost 3D printed stethoscope

We recently created a 3D printed stethoscope in our student-driven innovation lab.  The design was conceived by researchers who wanted to help physicians working in low-income countries where the cost of a traditional stethoscope can present a financial burden. For less then $5, the stethoscope was printed, assembled, tested, and put to use.

Your contribution matters


Stocks our spaces with essential tools – from scissors to paper to tweezers


Supports a student’s attendance at a hands-on workshop


Buys 3D printer filament to print medical models or design new research equipment


Buys a loanable “making kit” to support long-term student projects


Funds a microgrant that allows a student to turn their idea into a functional prototype


Buys a fleet of virtual reality headsets that can be loaned to classrooms


Funds a student worker for a year who can provide hands-on assistance while building new skills

Our spaces provide numerous distinct naming opportunities for donors who want to invest in the next generation of inquisitive health providers. Contact ?? to learn more about naming opportunities.

For more information, please contact Heather Beaton, Director of Development, University Libraries, at 612-624-8207.