At the core of our strategic plan is a strong emphasis on community collaboration to create positive lasting change. This past year the University of Denver (DU) invested in Catalyst HTI RiNo, a modern workspace that brings community partners together to promote a holistic approach to whole person health. Inside of Catalyst lives a 3D Printing and Idea Lab, incubators, accelerators, venture funding partners, a care clinic, restaurants, event spaces, and the Morgridge College of Education (MCE). The pairing is an intentional design from the Catalyst creators to “create a community of healthcare innovation professionals and businesses in order to quicken the pace of industry advancement by providing a welcoming, healthy, and informative environment where thought leaders can collaborate and innovate, together.”
Walter Balser, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and John O’Malley, PhD, Counseling Psychology, saw Catalyst as the perfect space to house their research team on whole-person truths.