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Jump Granted $ 10 Million for 3D Heart Library

The Shepard Endowment for Healthcare Engineering at the Jump Trading and Simulation Center has received a donation of $ 10 million from founder William Shepard to expand their 3D heart library.

The initial $ 5 million donation supported Dr. Matthew Bramlet’s work of Advanced Imaging and Modeling (AIM) and the development of a library of 3D congential hearts by collaborating with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 3D Print Exchange.

The library is a source for physicians to study 3D models of hearts with congential diseases in order to prepare for pre-surgery treatment.

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“What sets The Shepard Endowment for Healthcare Engineering at Jump apart from other programs across the country are the resources invested in the complex engineering services,” Dr. Bramlet said. “Through the latest gift of Mr. Shepard, we are able to take this care outside the walls of OSF Healthcare and touch many lives.”

The funds will also be used in other ways. For example, Jump will provide a 3D print based on CT or MRI data of a child with congential heart disease without charge to the family. Additionally the work of AIM will be improved in terms of availability of images to patients and families, as well as to education using 3D, VR and AR.

“Mr. Shepard’s generous contribution to OSF HealthCare is really a catalyst to change health care delivery and patient outcomes throughout the world,” said Tom Hammerton, OSF HealthCare Foundation President.


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