Seed grants to help UWL, Mayo Clinic Health system research collaboration

Two grants were awarded

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A seed grant program is helping health-focused research projects at Mayo Clinic Health System and UW-La Crosse.

The grants, which are in their first year, will help with a pair of research projects.

One of the projects will help to create a body fat percent prediction equations in high school wrestlers.

Researchers hope what they learn helps kids across the U.S.

“A lot of other states and athletic organizations will likely take some of our results. And hopefully implement them into their kind of current state policies,” said Mayo Clinic Health System director of sports medicine Andrew Jagim.

The use of artificial intelligence as a diagnostic aid to help improve breast cancer detection will be the focus of a second grant.