Led by College of Veterinary Medicine Professor Jorge Piedrahita, NC State has an opportunity to coalesce efforts across the university and, by recruiting key faculty and developing a unique facility, create an internationally recognized program in regenerative medicine. The long-term goal of this initiative is the development of an interdisciplinary research and development innovation hub in regenerative medicine that incorporates expertise from multiple colleges across NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill. This innovation hub will focus on translating basic observations in stem cells and regenerative medicine into clinical and commercial applications. The hub will include a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility and interdisciplinary innovation hubs were faculty from different units can work together. Key components of this initiative include (1) developing a seminar series in regenerative medicine at NC State, (2) implementing an annual symposium in regenerative medicine, (3) and supporting pilot projects that link strategic units across NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Piedrahita and his colleagues have also initiated a new Translational Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series.