ON-Lion Letter
In September, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation 
announced that a total of seven new research projects have received Catalyst Grant funding.  The Catalyst Grant Program invests in promising early-stage research at UWM, fostering commercialization of new technology.  Now in its sixth year, it has awarded nearly $3.4 million in seed funding for 58 projects.
 
For the first time, three of the research projects are supported by GE Healthcare.  The other four projects are funded by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, both of which are in Milwaukee.

Totaling $181,000 this round, these four grants support promising research and development in areas where UWM has the greatest potential to impact the regional economy through commercialization activities.  One of the projects may determine if potent compounds for hepatitis C can also be effective in treating Dengue Fever, an infectious tropical disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus.

Another will explore the use of a computer game that aims to treat Trichotillomania, an impulse-control disorder characterized by compulsive hair-pulling.  A third will offer more-accurate weather predictions, and a fourth will develop a new nanomaterial for use in lithium ion batteries.
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