Investing in Innovation

Chicago entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky and his wife, Liz, have partnered with the University of Michigan to create the Lefkofsky Scholar Initiative. This clinical research scholars program is designed to support young researchers, allowing them to pursue bold ideas with potential for big breakthroughs. Lefkofsky Scholars will be selected in pairs, with two investigators in each field tackling a focused project with high potential for impact. Each award will run for two to three years to allow time to achieve meaningful milestones. Each pair will be embedded within a team of experts and mentored by leaders who have made significant scientific contributions in their fields. A scientific oversight team of U-M cancer and cardiovascular leaders will select, direct and monitor progress to ensure forward momentum and impact.

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