A Great Week for Research Funding

VP Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD

Last week was a great week for research funding!

First, we awarded the next seven BOLD Ideas grants.  

We had a great response, with 64 applications submitted by interdisciplinary teams from across the University and the state. The creativity, quality, and collaborations of the proposals were strong, and they addressed a broad spectrum of health and wellbeing in our communities.

This next phase of awards takes on some big challenges:

Obesity Mapping with State-Issued Identification Cards

  • Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, U-Spatial, Minnesota Department of Health

An Innovative Dementia Friendly Living Space

  • Science and Engineering, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Pharmacy, Business (Duluth)

Using Natural Language Processing to Extract Predictors of Medical Device Adverse Events

  • Management, Public Health

Holistic Approaches in Addressing Complex Health Disparities at the Intersection of Pets and Their People

  • Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Social Work

Dental Hygiene/Medicine Hospital Rounding Collaboration

  • Dentistry, Medicine

Utilizing Innovative Clinic Design to Address Health Disparities

  • Medicine, Design

A Pilot Project Exploring Neuropathways of Music-Induced Craving in Adults with Opioid Addictions

  • Liberal Arts, Medicine

Congratulations to all of our BOLD Ideas grant awardees!

Congratulations also to awardees of two other grant programs announced this week: the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics and Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grants! If you aren’t familiar with these three programs, please take a minute to learn about them.

Lastly, I know that a tremendous amount of effort goes into applying for these grants, and want to thank all of the faculty, staff, and students who helped prepare the proposals.

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