Center for Drug Design Researchers Receive University Innovation Impact Case Award

Apr. 29, 2022

The Center for Drug Design’s Dr. Swati More and Dr. Robert Vince are recipients of an Innovation Impact Case Award. These inaugural awards are presented by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to recognize University of Minnesota research that has led to significant impact outside of academia.

“The Innovation Impact Case Award is the most prestigious award from the Office of the Vice President for Research. It shines a light on remarkable research across all disciplines that is solving important problems and benefiting society in a meaningful way,” says interim vice president for research, Michael Oakes.

The profoundly impactful work of Drs. Swati and Vince being recognized for this distinguished award is research that resulted in the development of a noninvasive, scalable tool for Alzheimer’s detection using the retina of the eye, without use of any extraneous dyes. 

Read more about the journey of this research and what’s next.


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