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The grants will fund research with implications for promoting economic prosperity, enhancing social and psychological well-being, and improving health outcomes in the U.S.
Innovation to Market builds on the success of D2P’s Igniter program, which helped start 19 companies over the past three years.
UW2020 supports collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects that are high-risk, high-impact, and transformative as well as those that require the acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will open new avenues for research.
Recipients of Fall Research Competition awards are thankful for the funding to help them acquire the resources they need, but perhaps most important, they say, is the student support they are able to provide.
Ten highly innovative projects, addressing such diverse topics as the microbiome, climate change, limnology, Alzheimer's disease, genomics and math, have been chosen to receive funding.
Mike Sussman, longtime director of the UW–Madison Biotechnology Center, has announced that he is stepping down from that position to serve as director of the genome center. Chris Bradfield has been named interim Biotechnology Center director.
“How we experience the world affects us in more ways than we previously thought,” says Richard Davidson, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at UW–Madison and director of the Center for Healthy Minds.
Cynthia Czajkowski has been named interim associate vice chancellor for research in the biological sciences to fill in for Norman Drinkwater, who will become interim vice chancellor for research and graduate education when Marsha Mailick goes on temporary leave.
Vice Chancellor Marsha Mailick is planning leave for the spring semester due to family health considerations. She hopes to return to her duties in Bascom Hall by the end of the spring semester.
“The pace of change in the data science field is extremely rapid, and we think the data science initiative is one very good way to keep UW–Madison research on pace with those changes,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Ackerman.
Six employees sprung into action after a van crossed several lanes of traffic, plowed through two cement barriers, jumped a curb, struck an apartment building and then came to rest on top of a moped after hitting a tree.
Igniter has helped in the creation of 17 startup companies based on UW–Madison discoveries over the past three years.
Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.