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Research Area:Brain Conditions

University of Minnesota named a Udall Center for Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research, receives $9.07 million from NIH over five years

Dr. Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD,   Head of Neurology and member of the MnDRIVE Brain Conditions leadership team, will direct the Udall Center.   “Legislative support through the MnDRIVE Brain Conditions initiative helped set the stage for the Udall Center,” said Vitek. “We are especially grateful to the people of Minnesota and the state legislature. We are committed to serving as a resource for patients and their families throughout the state as a return on this investment.”

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Research Area:Global Food

The Promising Future of Food Waste

When someone mentions “food security,” eggshells and banana peels may not be the first things that come to mind. But to Larry Baker, a research professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, our food waste could be the key to a happy and healthy future.

As part of the MnDRIVE-funded Waste Not project, Baker and his fellow researchers are working to close the loop on our organic waste systems. By finding ways to transform these systems, they hope to reduce the cost of disposal, as well as the environmental impacts of food production.

Funding Opportunities

Research Area:Brain Conditions

2017-2018 MnDRIVE Fellowships in Neuromodulation

January 20, 2017

 (summer 2017 and fall 2017 start dates)

Research Area:Robotics

MnDRIVE RSAM Industrial Partnership Grants

May 31, 2017

The MnDRIVE Robotics, Sensors, and Advanced Manufacturing (RSAM) initiative invites proposals for Industrial Partnership Grants.