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The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center is accepting grant applications for fiscal year 2015. This Funding Opportunity Announcement issued by the Digestive Disease Center (DDC) invites submission of investigator-initiated research grants that support original research on digestive diseases, including upper gut motility and acid...

Download a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the legal aspects of the patent process. How do I protect my invention? First and foremost it is important to protect your invention by filing an application BEFORE publically disclosing your idea. In many cases, public disclosure can kill your chances of...

The technology transfer office considers you a partner in the process. Both the inventors and the technology transfer office staff have distinct responsibilities. Inventor responsibilities Disclose inventions to the tech transfer office. Assign (or give ownership) of your invention to your employing institution. Submit all relevant data and materials...

There may be funding sources out there for your project that you didn’t know about. For example, the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Tech Transfer Research Programs. Both of these grants support a researcher and a US small business working in collaboration. Successful...

The CTSI scientific community has come together once again to work in partnership in interdisciplinary research teams to enhance discoveries leading to better treatments and cures for today’s medical threats. CTSI seeks to cultivate inter-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration between clinical and basic biomedical scientists, social...

With no cure and no tests to confirm its diagnosis, Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that has researchers looking for clues to diagnose and treat this movement disorder. You can help. Find out how in this episode of CTSI Discovery Radio. Guests Joseph Carroll, PhD, FARVO,...

Industry and academic institutions can make great partners. In collaboration, they can help accelerate the move from basic science into product introduction which is the goal of translational science. But, there are a few key factors you should consider before finding an industry partner. The...

There has been a lot of talk recently about concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Concern has been raised about NFL players, collegiate sports programs, military veterans, and our own children's safety playing school sports. We’ll try to sort out fact from fiction, and we'll explain what’s being done to study...

Inventorship is governed by strict legal rules. It is important that the list of inventors submitted with a patent application be accurate and complete. A U.S. patent that fails to properly identify the “true” inventors is invalid. Furthermore, an error in inventorship can lead to...

Are you sitting down? Well, you may want to stand up for this. In this episode of CTSI Discovery Radio, hear how moderate physical exercise may hold the key to healthy blood vessels and a healthy heart as you age. We'll define "moderate" next on...

The Community Engagement Week planning committee is seeking abstract and poster submissions that describe projects, research and/or lessons learned from the field of Community Engagement in Research (CEnR). Submission Criteria Relevant submissions will also meet the following criteria: All must fit within at least one of the following...

Join us for one of three sessions to learn about three specific resources provided by the Biomedical Informatics team and the honest broker processes that help streamline your research projects while ensuring compliance. Space is limited, and each session is limited to 25 registered participants. Tools...

The America Invents Act, (also called the AIA), implemented the new “first-inventor-to-file” patent system in the United States as of March 16, 2013. This act changed how publications are considered and how public disclosure of an invention can affect your ability to get a patent on...

There are key steps in protecting your intellectual property or developing a product, intervention or new therapeutic to bring to market. But, there are also some common mistake or oversights investigators should be aware of to be successful in the translational science practices. [prettyfilelink size="26 kB"...

How much do you know about research? Biomedical research, to be specific. The scientific research data on cardiac arrest alone is shocking. Nationally, more than 9 out of 10 people who suffer cardiac arrest will die, but not here in Southeast Wisconsin. On this episode...

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