Duke MEDx director Geoffrey Ginsburg has announced the results of the program's first RFA for interdisciplinary colloquia designed to bring together physicians, engineers, computer scientists, and basic and/or clinical researchers with a common desire to combine the elements of medicine and engineering to solve complex problems and inspire innovation.
Six teams co-led by investigators from the Pratt School of Engineering and School of Medicine were selected for funding:
- Patrick Codd (Neurosurgery) and Kris Hauser (ECE) — “Duke Surgical Robotics”
- Sharon Hull (Community and Family Medicine) and Nimmi Ramanujam (BME) — “CHeSS: Challenges Seeking Solutions in Primary Care, Cancer and Engineering ”
- Nandan Lad (Neurosurgery) and Craig Henriquez (BME)— “Bringing Neuro-engineering to the Clinic”
- Piers Barker (Pediatrics) and Amanda Randles (BME)— “Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Virtual 3D Models of Cardiac Defects in Children with CHD”
- John Rawls (MGM), Lawrence David (MGM) and Claudia Gunsch (CEE) — “Microbiome Synthesis”
- Ryan Shaw (School of Nursing) and Tuan Vo-Dinh (BME) — “Mobile and Wireless Technologies”. Learn more
Team leaders will coordinate meetings over the course of the 2015-2016 year to foster interdisciplinary collaboration around each topic.
These colloquia are made possible in part by a gift from the Julius H. Caplan Charity Foundation and Pamela Rosenau.