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Lyda Hill Innovation Fund Award Webinar

Monday, March 27, 2023 10am to 11am

Virtual Event

Monday, March 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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The Lyda Hill Biomedical Innovation Fund is designed to stimulate collaborative bioengineering research and drive high-impact translation by UT Dallas and UT Southwestern researchers and clinicians. Funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, this award opportunity aims to accelerate the work of joint-institutional research teams who demonstrate high potential to rapidly translate and commercialize their work, with an ultimate goal of advancing the pipeline of promising and commercially viable scientific breakthroughs to improve health.

Dr. Walter Akins, associate professor and research director, Department of Biomedical Engineering at UTSW, Dr. Shalini Prasad, professor of bioengineering at UTD, and Chris Bhatti, assistant vice-president of development and alumni relations at UTD will provide additional information about the Lyda Hill Philanthropy and this funding mechanism, as Dr. Nikki Delk, professor of biology and assistant vice president for research at UTD, moderates the session.

Lyda Hill Philanthropies encompasses the charitable giving for founder Lyda Hill and includes her foundation and personal philanthropy. Our organization is committed to funding transformational advances in science and nature, empowering nonprofit organizations and improving the Texas and Colorado communities. Because Miss Hill has a fervent belief that "science is the answer" to many of life's most challenging issues, she has chosen to donate the entirety of her estate to philanthropy and scientific research. For more details visit

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