EVMS Receives CIT Awards for Research

Story Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:53:00 EDT

The Virginia Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) recently announced awards for this year's Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund. EVMS was given two awards totaling $100,000 each.

The first, for pre-clinical development of new characterized compounds that preserve functional beta cell mass in diabetes, was awarded under the life sciences category. David Taylor-Fishwick, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, is the principal investigator.

The second, for proton therapy simulation and treatment planning algorithm development, was awarded in the modeling & simulation category to principal investigator Cynthia Keppel, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Radiation Oncology and Biophysics.

The awards went to 43 proposals from 27 organizations. The projects awarded were in the targeted areas of advanced manufacturing, aerospace, communications, cyber security, energy, environment, information technology, life sciences, modeling and simulation and transportation.

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