Seven Department of Medicine faculty members were co-Principal Investigators or collaborators on projects awarded funding in Round 4 of the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative. The following projects involve Department of Medicine faculty members:
- “Building a Translational Research Pipeline to Personalize Diabetes Prevention and Treatment" led by Principal Investigator Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics and Co-Principal Investigators Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD and Michelle Kimple, PhD, both of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, was selected for funding by the University of Wisconsin—Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Additional collaborators on this project include Vincent Cryns, MD, professor and head, and Dudley Lamming, PhD, assistant professor, both of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
- "Accelerating Lead Optimization to Clinical Application Using Microscale Thermophoresis to Quantify Molecular Interactions" led by Principal Investigator Weiping Tang, PhD, professor, School of Pharmacy. Collaborators include: Douglas McNeel, MD, PhD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care and Robert Striker, MD, PhD, associate professor, Infectious Disease.
- "Advancing CRISPR-mediated Genome Editing Technology at UW–Madison to Model Human Disease" led by Principal Investigator Anjon (Jon) Audhya, PhD, Bimolecular Chemistry. Collaborators include: Matthew Merrins, PhD, assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.