Seidler, Heinze Have Been "Cubed"


Rachael Seidler, PhD, associate professor of Movement Science, was recently awarded an MCubed grant to fund her research study on cutting edge brain imaging techniques to quantify age differences in network connectivity strength. Seidler's study, titled The Aging Brain: Network Changes and Functional Consequences will also evaluate how differences relate to age declines in cognitive, sensory, and motor function.

Kathryn Heinze Ph.D., assistant professor in Sport Management, received funding for her project, Emergence of locally-owned food business in Detroit. Her collaborators include Sarah Soderstrom from LSA Organizational Studies and Wayne Baker, from Ross Business School, Management and Organizations.

MCubed is a two-year seed-funding program designed to empower interdisciplinary teams of University of Michigan faculty to pursue new initiatives with major societal impact. The program minimizes the time between idea conception and successful research results by providing immediate startup funds for novel, high-risk and transformative research projects.