MEDx is pleased to announce the results of its first RFA for interdisciplinary colloquia 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. There were a great number of competitive applications, showing widespread enthusiasm for forging new Medicine + Engineering partnerships. Thanks in part to a gift from the Julius H. Caplan Charity Foundation and Pamela Rosenau, we have been able to fund six teams of School of Medicine and Pratt investigators. They include:
- Patrick Codd (Neurosurgery, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kris Hauser (ECE, email@example.com) — “Duke Surgical Robotics”
- Sharon Hull (Community and Family Medicine, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nimmi Ramanujam (BME, email@example.com) — “CHeSS: Challenges Seeking Solutions in Primary Care, Cancer and Engineering ”
- Nandan Lad (Neurology, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Craig Henriquez (BME, email@example.com)— “Bringing Neuro-engineering to the Clinic”
- Piers Barker (Pediatrics, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Amanda Randles (BME, email@example.com)— “Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Virtual 3D Models of Cardiac Defects in Children with CHD”
- John Rawls (MGM, firstname.lastname@example.org), Lawrence David (MGM, email@example.com) and Claudia Gunsch (CEE, firstname.lastname@example.org) — “Microbiome Synthesis”
- Ryan Shaw (DUSON, email@example.com) and Tuan Vo-Dinh (BME, firstname.lastname@example.org) — “Mobile and Wireless Technologies”
The teams will be announcing their activities shortly, but if you wish to join one of them or have questions for the team leaders please contact them directly.
We look forward to exciting results of these activities and will bring them to you in the near future on our new website (coming soon) at medx.duke.edu.