Research and Innovation

The Office of Research and Innovation was created in January 2015 to advance the university’s strategic initiatives around research and innovation, including its goal to double research funding over the next five years, and to provide an infrastructure that supports idea generation, entrepreneurship and commercialization across campus. The office oversees a variety of functional areas, including research compliance and sponsored programs, and several key initiatives, such as the university-wide The Explorer Challenge, the 707 Hub powered by Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative, the new Institute for Women's Leadership, research at the AHPRC, and Marquette’s presence at the Global Water Center.

News and Events

Psychology professor receives Mental Health America award

Dr. Amy Van Hecke, associate professor of psychology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, recently received the Mental Health America of Wisconsin Community Partner Award for her work with Next Step Clinic, funded by Marquette's President Challenge.

“I am so thankful to be recognized for this important work,” she said. “I am incredibly grateful to my Next Step Clinic team and to Milwaukee’s families and children, for bearing with me on this journey, of learning that listening to our community, and acting accordingly, should be our first priority.”

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