The National Academy of Inventors has announced that University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers David Beebe, Guang-Hong Chen and Yoshihiro Kawaoka have been named to its 2023 class of fellows. Election as an academy fellow is the highest professional distinction awarded solely to inventors.
The NSF has released its Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data showing a 10% increase in research expenditures at UW–Madison over the previous fiscal year, or more than $143 million for the period covering July 2021 through the end of June 2022. UW–Madison reported more than $1.52 billion in total research expenditures, about half of which comes from federal awards.
The OVCRGE has also launched a Research Security Program webpage and hired John Jay Miller as the interim director of the Research Security Program.
Multiple discoveries born from the minds and hard work of Waisman Center investigators have left the nest to become successful companies or products that have had a significant impact in the world through translational research.
Emerging technologies developed at UW–Madison will receive funding assistance as the result of an on-campus grant program administered by UW–Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P) and a matching grant of $300,0000 from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
Realta Fusion and Type One Energy Group, both based in the Madison area, were two of eight ventures from across the nation that the U.S. Department of Energy selected for grants worth millions of dollars to support research and development of fusion energy technologies.
With new support from the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery will lead drug therapeutics testing for two diseases known to cause blindness.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Efficiency Project showing early success with increased investigator satisfaction in the IRB experience
The IRB Efficiency Project (IEP) was launched by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education to reduce administrative burden for PIs by improving efficiency of the IRB review process, while simultaneously supporting the IRBs primary role of ensuring compliance with federal regulations.
RAMP, within the Administration Transformation Program, will provide PIs and research administrators across the UW–Madison campus with streamlined research administration processes and greater software functionality.
Jo Handelsman, professor of plant Pathology, HHMI Professor in Plant Pathology, and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and Shannon Stahl, Steenbock professor of Chemical Sciences — are among 120 scientists elected this year in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.