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Twelve teams of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including Herbert Chen, MD, are now funded collaborators with the help of the Intercampus Research Incentive grants. Dr. Chen’s project is titled “Novel nanomedicines for targeted neuroendocrine cancer therapy” and he partnered with Shaoqin “Sarah” Gong of the UW-Madison Department of Biomedical Engineering and Yiqiang “Eric” Cheng of UW-Milwaukee’s Department of Biological Sciences.

The awards, given to collaborations of UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison scientists, provide nearly $600,000 to start-up research combining the talents of scientists at Wisconsin’s two largest research centers. The program is funded by UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee donors, and projects are selected by a committee of faculty and administrators from both institutions. The grants will support projects at both institutions, including efforts to improve human health, produce environmentally friendly materials and expand our understanding of the natural world. Each award, chosen from a pool of 60 proposed research programs, is in the range of $50,000 for one year.

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