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Technology Development Fund Applications Due April 1!

The University’s Technology Development Fund is accepting pre-proposal applications for its sixth round of funding until April 1. Through monetary awards, the fund promotes the transfer and translation of research into commercial applications. Awards can range from $40,000 to $100,000 to support projects of approximately one year in duration. Contact Michael Rusnak at 276-6610 with any questions.  Read more…

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URMC Orthopaedics Ranks No. 1 in Nation in NIH Funding!

Ortho AnnouncementThe University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding for orthopaedic research, according to data released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

The URMC Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR) received $4.86 million in peer-reviewed NIH research grants in 2012, surpassing institutions such as Washington University, Johns Hopkins and Duke University. At a time when research dollars are becoming increasingly scarce, the CMSR upped its funding by 30 percent over the previous year.

The past four years the CMSR has come in at No. 2 in orthopaedic funding, according to the Blue Ridge Institute. Since 2000 it has consistently ranked among the top five NIH-funded musculoskeletal programs in the country.

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F.I.R.E. Series: “The Keys to Bank Financing for Start-Up and Early-Stage Businesses – Debt as a Supplement to Venture Capital Funding” March, 12th at 12 pm!!

financingThe Office of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly present F.I.R.E. in March: 

“The Keys to Bank Financing for Start-Up and Early-Stage Businesses – Debt as a Supplement to Venture Capital Funding”

Everyone knows that early stage start-up companies require capital. In the past, we have explored VC funding. This month we look at traditional credit solutions for start-up and early-stage businesses, as well as SBA financing programs.

Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)
When: Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Our presenters are Carl J. Luger, SVP, Senior Banker; Timothy J. Brown, VP, Senior Business Banking Relationship Manager; and Jacqueline Lavoie, VP, Branch Manager, all from KeyBank.

A light lunch will be served following the presentation. Please bring your own beverage.

Contact David Englert, or call 585.276.6615 for more information or to register for this event.

Although the F.I.R.E. Series continues to be free and open to the public, a small fee for parking may apply (usually between $5 and $6). Registration would be appreciated by noon Monday, 11 March 2013.

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Appointment of Rob Clark to be Senior Vice President for Research and His Reappointment as Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

rob clarkA message from University President Joel Seligman

I am delighted today to announce that the Board of Trustees has voted approval of my appointment of Dr. Robert L. Clark as Senior Vice President for Research and his reappointment as Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Both appointments will begin on April 1, 2013 and continue through June 30, 2018. Rob will devote 50 percent of his time to each position.

Since July of 2012, Rob has served as interim Senior Vice President for Research and as Dean of the Hajim School. His service in both roles has been exemplary. Among other highlights of his work as Senior Vice President, Rob has orchestrated a review of Information Technology, supervised efforts to initiate pilot online programs, led a successful search for a new Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer and worked with the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council in support of the University’s Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation, which resulted in an additional $5 million of support for our Center.

In February 2013, I also received reviews of Rob’s performance as Dean of the Hajim School from Provost Peter Lennie and a faculty committee within the Hajim School comprising Sandhya Dwarkadas, Eby Friedman, Stephen McAleavey and James Zavislan. Both reviews urged Rob’s reappointment as Dean, citing such achievements as growth in the faculty, introduction of new master’s programs, and a significant increase in undergraduate enrollment in engineering.

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