Projects

MEDx Projects

MEDx offers a number of funding opportunities each year:

2019

MEDx Targeted Grant: Utilizing Computable Phenotypes and Novel Methods to Identify and Study Patients with PAD at DUHS
Ricardo Henao, Ph.D. | Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Schuyler Jones, M.D. | Cardiology
Total funding: $100,000
Given in partnership with Translating Duke Health - Keeping the Heart Young

2018

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Smart Toilet
Geoff Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D. | Cardiology
Jeff Glass, Ph.D. | Electrial and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Machine Learning Prediction of Pathologic Long QT-Associated Mutations
Ricardo Henao, Ph.D. | ECE and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Andrew Landstrom, M.D., Ph.D. | Pediatrics
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Automated Vascular Access for Resource Limited Medical Settings
Kris Hauser, Ph.D. | Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS)
Dan Buckland, M.D., Ph.D. | MEMS and Emergency Surgery
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Development of a Subcutaneous Cancer Vaccine Based on Thermoresponsive Biopolymers
Ashutosh Chilkoti, Ph.D. | Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Smita Nair, Ph.D. | Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Pathology
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Novel Implantable Oxygen Sensors to Predict Healing of Amputations for Rapid Rehabilitation and Mobility
Adam Wax, Ph.D. | BME
Leila Mureebe, M.D., MPH | Vascular Surgery
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Digital Biomarkers of Prediabetes and Glycemic Variability
Jessilyn Dunn, Ph.D. | BME and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Mark Feinglos, M.D. | Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: A Novel Approach to Intravascular Oxygenation
Mark Wiesner, Ph.D. | Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
Travis Vesel, M.D. | Pediatrics
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Targeted Grant: Handheld Adaptive Optics Coherence Tomography for Imaging Individual Photoreceptors in Young Children
Sina Farsiu, Ph.D. | BME and Ophthalmology
Joseph Izatt, Ph.D. | BME
Total funding: $50,000
Given in partnership with The Children's Health & Discovery Initiative at Duke University

MEDx Targeted Grant: Next-Generation Electrode Arrays for Recording and Modulation in the Brain
Gregory Cogan, Ph.D. | Neurosurgery
Jonathan Viventi, Ph.D. | BME
Total funding: $150,000
Given in partnership with Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute

MEDx Targeted Grant: Development of a Multispectral Endoscopic Optical Sensor for Detection of Gastrointestinal Cancer and Dysplasia
Deborah Fisher, M.D. | Gastroenterology
Nan Jokerst, Ph.D. | ECE
Total funding: $50,000
Given in partnership with Duke Cancer Institute

MEDx Targeted Grant: Virally Produced Antigens for Nanomaterial-Based Influenza Virus Vaccines
Joel Collier, Ph.D. | BME
Nicholas Heaton, Ph.D. | Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (MGM)
Total funding: $100,000
Given in partnership with Translating Duke Health-Immunology

2017

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Next Generation Electrode for Megascale Neural Recordings
Nenad Bursac, Ph.D. | Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Kaufi Dzirasa, Ph.D., M.D. | Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Novel Substrates of Mesh1 in the Stress Tolerance of Engineered Human Cardiomyocytes
Nenad Bursac, Ph.D. | BME
Ashley Chi, M.D., Ph.D. | Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (MGM)
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Photoaccoustic Imaging of Microvasculature in Cutaneous Small Vessel Vasculitis
Junjie Yao, Ph.D. | BME
Rambi Cardones, M.D. | Dermatology
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Generation of 3D-Vascularized Microenvironments to Assess Hematopoietic Responses
Jennifer West, Ph.D. | BME
Phuong Doan, M.D. | Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: The Development of a Platform Mimicking the Human Placental Barrier
George Truskey, Ph.D. | BME
Liping Feng, M.D. | Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN)
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Development and Validation of an Acoustofluidic Chip for Exosome Isolation
Tony Jun Huang, Ph.D. | Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS)
Daniel Stamer, Ph.D. | Ophthalmology and BME
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Recombinant Elastin-Like Polypeptides for Therapeutic Heart Regeneration
Ashutosh Chilkoti, Ph.D. | BME
Ravi Karra, M.D. | Cardiology
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Injectible Deposits of Unimolecular, Dual Incretins for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
Ashutosh Chilkoti, Ph.D. | BME
Jonathan Campbell, Ph.D. | Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Development of a Defined Matrices for Lung Aveolar Epithelial Stem Cell Organoid Culture
Ashutosh Chilkoti, Ph.D. | BME
Purushothama Tata, Ph.D. | Cell Biology
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Targeted Grant: A Supramolecular, Self-Adjuvanting, Neonatal HIV Vaccine
Genevieve Fouda, M.D., Ph.D. | Pediatrics
Joel Collier, Ph.D. | BME and Immunology
Total funding: $60,000
Given in partnership with The Center for AIDS Research at Duke

2016

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Mechanics and Biology of Improved Tendon to Bone Healing
Shalini Ramasunder, M.D. | Orthopaedic Surgery 
Jennifer West, Ph.D. | Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Rapid, Non-Invasive, Point-of-Care Cancer Diagnostic Tool
Jeff Glass, Ph.D. | Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)
Brant Inman, M.D. | Surgery
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and Immunotherapeutic Intervention for Destruction of Tumor Cells
Kim Lyerly, M.D. | Surgery, Immunology, and Pathology
Pei Zhong, Ph.D. | Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS)
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Microphysiologic System to Test the Tumorigenic Behaviors and Drug Responses of Skeletal Muscle Tumors
Nenad Bursac, Ph.D. | BME
Corinne Linardic, M.D., Ph.D. | Pediatrics
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Novel Catheter for Treatment of Hydrocephaly Using 3D Printed Polymers
Nandan Lad, M.D., Ph.D. | Neurosurgery
Ken Gall, Ph.D. | MEMS
Total funding: $50,000

MEDx Research Pilot Project: Miniaturized Aphaeresis Device for Research and Pediatric Use
Gowthami Arepally, M.D. | Hematology
F. Hadley Cocks, D.Sc. | MEMS
Neal Simmons, Ph.D. | MEMS
Total funding: $50,000