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Waisman Center Launches New Fund to Advance Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Genomics Research
The fund, named the Mailick and Messing Interdisciplinary Research Fund, honors former center directors, Marsha Mailick, PhD (2001-2014) and Albee Messing, VMD, PhD (2014-2018). Their commitment to interdisciplinary research on intellectual and developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases laid the groundwork for the Functional Genetics/Genomics of Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Diseases cluster, one of the first six clusters selected by the campus cluster hire program for funding.
Five projects, on topics ranging from farm-raised crickets as a sustainable food source to decreasing sedentary behavior in older adults, have been chosen for funding as part of the UW–Madison Contemporary Social Problems Initiative.
Thirty-two members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been awarded 2019-20 faculty fellowships. The awardees span the four divisions — arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences — on campus.
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