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Eight UIC Faculty advance in CBC Accelerator Awards

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) Accelerator Award program has been launched to support translational research and provide university researchers with “early commercial guidance.” Accelerator Awards will be used to support the initial, and therefore highest risk, stage of commercially-directed research focused on the development of a therapeutic or an associated biomarker or diagnostic. The program will encourage interactions between academic researchers and industry/pharmaceutical experts early in the development of projects and provide advice to award recipients in setting and progressing toward commercialization milestones. Accelerator Awards will be for $100,000 for one year. Awarded projects that have met proposed milestones during the first year may be invited to apply for $150,000 for one additional year.

UIC faculty winners who will advance to round 2 Heading link

On July 8, 2018, CBC announced the winners that will advance to the 2nd round for the CBC Accelerator Award Program

  • Steve Ackerman and Vadim Gaponenko
    Novel CCR3 Peptide Biased Antagonist for Therapy of Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Leslie Fung and Michael Johnson
    Establish Animal Efficacy Proof of Concept for Highly Active Antimicrobial Leads
  • Brian Kay
    A Platform Technology for Discovering Two-Site Affinity Reagents
  • Shiva Shahrara
    Establishing a Novel Therapy for RA Patients
  • Greg Thatcher
    A Novel BET Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Combination Therapy
  • Terry Vanden Hoek
    Novel PHLPP Peptide for Asystole/PEA Resuscitation

Please join us in congratulating these faculty.

Please come out to support our faculty during their presentations: Heading link

Second round presentations will be held during the CBCAN meetings

Drs. Shiva Shahrara and Greg Thatcher
Thursday, August 2nd at Feinberg Pavilion, 251 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611
From 4:00pm – 7:00pm


Drs. Steven Ackerman and Vadim Gaponenko, Leslie Fung and Michael Johnson, Brian Kay, and Terry Venden Hoek
Thursday, August 16th at Prentice Women’s Hospital, Room L South, 250 East Superior Street, Chicago
From 4:00pm – 7:00pm

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