The program promotes structured, cross-disciplinary, and cross-university research that impacts human lives. Seed funds are given to creative teams of investigators working across disciplinary boundaries and universities with the understanding that these will lead to joint research proposals to external agencies. To date, 150 students and researchers have engaged in 60 projects supporting research in engineering, medicine, computer science, dentistry, public health, nursing, and pharmacy. Recent awards advanced health innovation in cancer detection and chemotherapy improvements; neurological diseases; mental health treatment; stroke rehabilitation; blood borne pathogen assessment; and geospatial mapping to aid in health services.
IMPACT: Providing seed funds to interdisciplinary research teams stimulates the submission of proposals to federal, public, and private funding agencies.UMCP & UMB Seed Grant Program
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