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The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has published a list of patents that have been awarded to University researchers during the past few months. Several MSI Principal Investigators, shown below, are on this list. The complete list can be found on the OVPR’s Inquiry blog: Patent Roll Call, Spring 2018. The PIs' MSI pages are linked from their names (PI names are in bold). Software and Information Technology
MSI has scheduled an extended downtime for all HPC systems starting Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 6:00 pm. April's extended downtime is required in order to complete the migration of all user data onto new primary storage hardware. The extended time is needed because we will be moving data from our largest group volumes; 0, 2, 4, and 5.
MSI PI Pinar Karaca-Mandic, an associate professor in the Carlson School of Management and Director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute, has received a $756,000 from the American Cancer Society to study the launch of biosimilar drugs.
Two MSI PIs are among the University faculty who recently received grants from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. The Partnership is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and the State of Minnesota that supports biotechnology and biomedical research. The projects receiving grants include researchers from the University and Mayo.
Regents Professor Peter Reich, an MSI PI in the Department of Forest Resources (College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences), was interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio’s Climate Cast program on March 1, 2018. Professor Reich talked about his research into forests and climate change. The program can be found on the MPR website: What’s going on in the Arctic?
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems. Primary Storage, Mesabi, and Itasca will be unavailable throughout much of the day. March maintenance will include: Mesabi OS upgrade Itasca OS upgrade Switch LANG to UTF-8 on Itasca and Lab NoMachine Client Updates Windows users please update to 5.3.26 OSX and Linux users please update to 5.3.25 If you have any questions, please email help@msi.umn.edu.
MSI PI Bernadette Gillick (assistant professor, Rehabilitation Medicine) is the lead author on a recently published pilot study of using non-invasive brain stimulation to improve the motor skills and coordination of children affected by cerebral palsy (CP). The study investigated the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation, in which low-level electrical current is positioned on the scalp to target specific areas of the brain.
Two MSI PIs have received teaching awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions to education. Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education: Professor Victor Barocas, Biomedical Engineering