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Two from Pediatrics win 2018 MEDx pilot project grants

Friday, November 9, 2018
Andrew Landstrom; Travis Vesel

This year, MEDx received 19 exceptional applications for pilot project funding. Following a rigorous review process, MEDx, with matching contributions from the Department of Medicine and the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics, will award six grants.

The awarded grants speak to the diversity of subject matter seen in this year’s applications – medical devices, vaccines, machine learning, digital health applications – and engagement by all Pratt School of Engineering departments and a diverse group of departments and divisions from the School of Medicine.

Congratulations to this year's awardees!

A Novel Approach to Intravascular Oxygenation
Mark Wiesner, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Travis Vesel, Department of Pediatrics

Digital Biomarkers of Prediabetes and Glycemic Variability
Jessilyn Dunn, MEDx Investigator, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Mark Feinglos Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition

Novel Implantable Oxygen Sensors to Predict Healing of Amputations for Rapid Rehabilitation and Mobility
Adam Wax, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Leila Mureebe, Department of Surgery, Division Vascular Surgery

Development of a Subcutaneous Cancer Vaccine Based on Thermoresponsive Biopolymers
Ashutosh Chilkoti, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Smita Nair Departments of Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Pathology

Automated Vascular Access for Resource Limited Medical Settings
Daniel Buckland, Department Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
Kris Hauser Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science   

Machine Learning Prediction of Pathologic Long QT-Associated Mutations
Ricardo Henao, Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Andrew Landstrom, Department of Pediatrics