Drs. Karczmar and Oto to be awarded $200,000 by the George Schulz Innovation Fund for QMIS

The George Schulz Innovation Fund of the Polsky Center has selected QMIS to be awarded up to $200,000 for its novel MRI software for prostate cancer detection that creates a heat map of potential cancer. The tool utilizes new research in image acquisition and interpretation to guide biopsies, detecting prostate cancer earlier and more effectively than ever before. The QMIS team is comprised of Greg Karczmar (PI), Aytekin Oto (PI), Patrick Mohan, and Aditi Jayaraman.

The George Shultz Innovation Fund, which is managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is a venture-philanthropy fund supported by alumni donations. The fund invests in promising technologies and startups created by current faculty, students, and staff of the University as well as Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.