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MEDx fosters the exchange of ideas and creates research opportunities between physicians, engineers, computer scientists, researchers and innovators at Duke University.

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Have an idea for a MEDx project? Looking for a collaborator in medicine or engineering? Want to become a mentor?

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Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

The LAST Entrepreneurship Workshop Series of the Spring Semester will be held on February 29 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at The Bullpen.

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Kaganov Initiative

The Kaganov Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering aims to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of pulmonary diseases.

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The Latest

Musah Named Among Inspiring Black Scientists in America

February 14, 2020

MEDx Investigator Samira Musah was recognized for her innovative research in stem cell engineering and human kidney disease. Affiliated faculty member Kafui Dzirasa was also recognized on this list.

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Heart Rate Measurements of Wearable Monitors Vary by Activity, Not Skin Color

February 12, 2020

MEDx Investigator Jessilyn Dunn and team have demonstrated that skin tones don't alter the accuracy of heart rate monitors on smart watches and fitness trackers, but activities affect readings.

Ph.D. student Brinnae Bent prepares to download information from a wearable health monitoring device while assistant professor Jessilyn Dunn looks on. (Les Todd)

Duke Student Startup Wins $50,000 NFL 1st and Future Innovation Challenge

February 7, 2020

Founded by three Duke Engineers on Duke's football team, and mentored by Ken Gall, Protect3d uses 3D scanners and printers to produce anatomically precise protective devices.

From left to right: Ken Gall with the founders of Protect3d, Kevin Gehsmann, Clark Bulleit and Tim Skapek

Smart Toilet Saves Vital Health Data from Getting Flushed

February 4, 2020

A Bass Connections project team, co-led by Geoff Ginsburg, is developing a tool to access an untapped source of important health data.

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New Kaganov Grant Awardees Announced

January 21, 2020

The Kaganov Steering Committee and MEDx are pleased to announce the grant winners for the Kaganov Research Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering.

FY20 Kaganov Grant Award Winners

Upcoming Events

MEDx Café

Wednesday, February 19

10:30 am to 12:00 pm NOSH (1st floor, Trent Semans Center)

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Is Your Digital Health Product Ready for Venture Investment?

Friday, February 21

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Duke Medicine Pavilion | 10 Duke Medicine Circle Room 2W96

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Y Combinator Office Hours at Duke

Tuesday, February 25

11:00 am to 12:00 pm To be determined

Presenter: YC partner Jared Friedman and visiting partner Dr. Uri Lopatin

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Y Combinator Lunchtime Fireside Chat

Tuesday, February 25

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

Presenter: YC partner Jared Friedman and visiting partner Uri Lopatin

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Machine Learning for Synthetic and Quantitative Biology

Tuesday, February 25

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Hudson Hall 125

Presenter: Linchong You

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