In 1978, Dr René G. Favaloro entrusted Dr. Ricardo Pichel the creation of the Teaching and Research Department (Departamento de Docencia e Investigación, DDI) of the Foundation he presided. In the quest of an interdisciplinary approach, the DDI involved basic researchers of different origin (physicians, physiologists, physicists, veterinarians, engineers, etc.) constituting an original contribution to the scientific development of the institution. The DDI grew and became the Basic Sciences Research Institute (Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Básicas, IICB) which in a relatively short time was acknowledged by the scientific community as a result of the numerous articles published in peer-reviewed international journals.
In 1992, the Ministry of Education authorized the IICB to work as University Institute of Biomedical Sciences (Instituto Universitario de Ciencias Biomédicas, IUCB), representing a University restricted to only one area of learning, Biomedical Sciences. The IUCB absorbed the IICB, considering that the best guarantee of imparting knowledge of quality is that those who convey it are also able to generate it.
In 1997, encouraged by the idea of strengthening interdisciplinary investigation and expanding the area of learning, two careers (Biomedical Engineering and Engineering in Medical Physics) were created, giving rise to the Favaloro University. (Universidad Favaloro, UF). The Engineering careers became part of the Faculty of Engineering, Exact and Natural Sciences, whose first Dean was Dr. Daniel Raúl Bes.
In 2009, Dr. Pichel, Head of the Board of Science and Technology (Dirección de Ciencia y Técnica, DCT) considered the opportunity of submitting the University to an external evaluation by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva, MINCYT), a decision which surprised the Subsecretary of Articulation, as the MINCYT had not considered evaluating private universities. Three months later, the MINCYT accepted our incorporation to the Institutional Evaluation Project (Proyecto de Evaluación Institucional (PEI) involving stages of self-evaluation, external evaluation and plans of institutional improvement.
This extensive and fruitful work allowed the development of our laboratories, the incorporation of new research trainees and, above all, having been evaluated by authorities independent from the institution.
In 2015 The National Council for Scientific and Technological Investigations (CONICET) allowed the creation of two Research Institutes within the Favaloro University (see later), engulfing all the research and innovation activities carried out in the University.
These two new Institutes (Institute of Translational Medicine, Transplant and Bioengineering, and Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience) depend administratively upon CONICET and the Favaloro University, the latter through its Board of Science and Technology.