Srinivasulu AI for Wellness Center

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Grainger College of Engineering received a $12.5 million gift to establish a center that blends computing and medicine to combat chronic disease and improve wellness. The Srinivasulu AI for Wellness Center, named in honor of Vardhan’s father, will focus on harnessing artificial intelligence to cure metabolic diseases, specifically diabetes.

Vishnu Vardhan, M.D. and Chancellor Jones presenting the agreement to establish the Srinivasulu AI for Wellness Center.

The vision for the wellness center is to reach beyond treating metabolic diseases to preventing the causes and reversing the prior impacts of these diseases. The concept is in concert with Grainger Engineering’s strategic emphasis on driving innovation and providing solutions to current and future technology challenges.

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About the Donor

The center is made possible through a $12.5 million grant given by Vishnu Vardhan, M.D., the founder and CEO of Vizzhy, Inc. Vizzy, Inc. leverages multi-omics and generative AI to tackle the root causes of metabolic diseases. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between UIUC and Dr. Vardhan was signed in Fall 2023.