Two researchers are recipients of the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) Collaborative Research Awards.
Scott Hebbring, Ph.D., a research scientist in MCRI’s Center for Precision Medicine, and Qiongshi Lu, PH.D., of the Center for Genomic Science Innovation at the University of Wisconsin were awarded $50,000 for their proposal titled, “Decomposing direct and social genetic effects on health outcomes in a rural Wisconsin population.”
Maria Sundaram, Ph.D., associate research scientist in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, and Thomas Friedrich, Ph.D., on Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin were awarded $90,000 for their proposal entitled “Optimizing Wastewater-Based Surveillance Resources for Community-Level Respiratory Virus Decision-Making.”
The Collaborative Research Awards are designed to bring UW and Marshfield scientists together in translation research.
“MCRI continues to be a major partner with UW’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and this current cycle is ripe for collaboration given the National Institutes of Health’s high praise for our partnership and its potential to impact rural health,” said Dr. Casper Bendixsen, Deputy Director of ICTR and Director of MCRI’s National Farm Medicine Center. “Both of these exciting pilots fit that mission.”