Accomplishments

A gain of function paradox:Targeted therapy for glioblastoma associated with abnormal NHE9 expression

Publication

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most frequent and inevitably lethal primary brain cancer in adults. It is recognized that the overexpression of the endosomal Na+/H+ exchanger NHE9 is a potent driver of GBM progression. Patients with NHE9 overexpression...

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MyVoices Faculty Featured On Stage at UM Innovation Event in Chicago
Humility in the Age of Self-Promotion
Data-Driven Tools to Curb the Spread of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Falls and Vision Impairment Among Middle-Aged Women
New Age Titanium Foams for More Successful Dental Implants

About Mcubed

The University of Michigan's Revolutionary Way of Funding Research

Mcubed stimulates innovative research and scholarship by distributing real-time seed funding to multi-unit, faculty-led teams.


Through this first-of-its-kind research funding program, faculty from at least two different campus units can form a collaborative trio, or “cube,” and request either $60K or $15K to advance their idea right away.


Housed in the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR), Mcubed is part of the Third Century Initiative, established by the president and provost. Building upon U-M's excellence and spirit of cooperation across disciplines, Mcubed makes great ideas go!

Learn more about this revolutionary way of funding research >

News & Announcements

MICHR Diamond Projects

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research has funded innovative translational research projects that will ultimately have significant potential to improve patient and community health outcomes. 

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IRWG Announces First Mcubed Incentive Award

IRWG's Incentive allows faculty collaborators on Mcubed 3.0 Cube "The Future of Ethics, Society and Computing" to work with artist-in-residence Katherine Behar as she explores technology and body image, obesity, gender and race.  Read here for more information about these awards. 

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Unique Mcubed research funding program begins third cycle
University Record
Mcubed 3.0 now open!

Mcubed was launched as a grassroots effort by a team of faculty members to help catalyze innovative research projects without traditional peer review. The conventional grant review process often takes months and can prove too big a hurdle for a new team with a novel idea to clear.

As part of Mcubed, faculty from at least two different units can form a collaborative trio, or cube, and request either $15,000 or $60,000 to advance their idea right away.

Mcubed 3.0, which runs from 2018-2020 is now open! Requests for cubes are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on how to form a cube, read here

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Testimonials

"The Rackham Mcubed Diamond Program supports research, interventions, and new programs centered on innovation in graduate education. It is a perfect vehicle to cross-pollinate different practices across a broad range of disciplines at our institution."
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Valeria Bertacco
Rackham Associate Dean for Academic Programs
"Mcubed is an innovative program that facilitates team science. MICHR values the partnership with Mcubed to catalyze translational research. The response to the MICHR Diamond program has been tremendous and we are excited about these new initiatives."
Dr. George Mashour
George Mashour
Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)
"Mcubed offers researchers the start-up funding they need to launch new ideas and expand their collaborations. IRWG partnered with Mcubed because questions about gender are everywhere, and we can help existing cubes of scholars reach those questions."
Anna Kirkland
Anna Kirkland
Executive Director, Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG)
“The Health Sciences Council members embrace Mcubed’s dedication to rich idea development among interdisciplinary investigators. We’re delighted to partner with Mcubed in implementing the second round of IP-X research stimulus pilot grants.”
Lynn Videka
Lynn Videka
Dean, U-M AA School of Social Work and HSC Chair
"Mcubed is this wonderfully creative way to try to get investigators from different disciplines to work together - at least three of them - to be able to come up with ideas that wouldn't otherwise have happened. So much of exciting science."
Francis Collins
Dr. Francis Collins
The National Institutes of Health Director
“Mcubed capitalizes on our history of interdisciplinary research and our commitment to innovation by jump-starting collaborations among faculty members."
Martin
Martin Philbert
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Michigan
"There is no shortage of creativity among our faculty, and Mcubed helps to unleash their ambition more quickly across all disciplines."
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Mark Schlissel
President, University of Michigan