Maryland Department of Commerce grant will advance biohealth innovation at Loyola

The Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF), administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce has awarded $500,000 in funding to Loyola University Maryland to establish an endowed professorship in innovation that will help to expand scientific research in biohealth and promote economic and entrepreneurial success in the state of Maryland.

The funding will match $500,000 raised by Loyola to assist with initiatives that foster innovation and entrepreneurship at the University through 2021.

The faculty member in the new endowed professorship in innovation will work in Loyola’s biology department and be responsible for growing undergraduate biomedical research, providing students with professional skills to work in bioscience industries, create new biotechnology research opportunities that extend undergraduate students’ exposure to scientific careers, and develop community partnerships with private and public health research organizations.

To learn more, visit Loyola University Maryland’s website.

Source: Loyola University Maryland