Announcing the 2018 MEDx pilot project grant awardees

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, Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering
Travis Vesel, Dept. Pediatrics

Digital Biomarkers of Prediabetes and Glycemic Variability
Jessilyn Dunn, MEDx Investigator, Depts. Biomedical Engineering and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Mark Feinglos Dept. Medicine, Div. Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition

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

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

Automated Vascular Access for Resource Limited Medical Settings
Daniel Buckland, Dept. Surgery, Div. Emergency Medicine
Kris Hauser Dept. Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science   

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