Four UMass Medical School faculty members have received 2013 Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund grants awarded by the UMass President’s Office.
To advance commercialization of discoveries made on the five UMass campuses, the CVIP Technology Development fund was established in 2004 to provide UMass researchers with supplemental funding to help close the gap between research discovery and proven technology. This year, eight awards of $25,000 each are being made to faculty members from the Amherst, Boston, Lowell and Worcester campuses.
Awardees from the UMMS are Gang Han, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology; Jie Song, PhD, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and cell & developmental biology; Stephen Miller, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology; and, in a collaboration with a colleague from UMass Lowell, Paul Kaufman, PhD, professor of molecular medicine.
“These are the discoveries that help change the world for the better, create new jobs and businesses and make us very proud of the groundbreaking work being done on the campuses of the University of Massachusetts,” said President Caret of the award-winning projects.