Faculty teams awarded seed grants to fund biodevice development
Faculty teams from across multiple disciplines recently received Penn State Biodevices Seed Grants and Grace Woodward Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine Grants to support work on the development of biodevices.
The Penn State Biodevices Seed Grant Program, administered by the Center for Biodevices in the College of Engineering, supports collaborations among engineers, scientists and clinicians. The awarded teams focus on biodevices to improve health, such as implantable, surgical and wearable devices, as well as sensing and diagnostic devices. These seed grants provide each team with funds to generate preliminary data for co-authored publications and external grant submissions. The grants also provide teams with the opportunity to develop a prototype of a new biodevice that could potentially attract commercial development.
Support for these grants also comes from the College of Engineering, the College of Medicine, the Materials Research Institute and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
The Grace Woodward Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine Grants, administered by the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine, support projects that create or capitalize upon opportunities for new applications of engineering to solve problems in the life sciences and medicine. This program was developed to encourage collaborations between engineers and clinicians or biomedical scientists. This year, in support of the Penn State Biodevices Seed Grant Program, teams were chosen based on their focus of biomedical devices.
Recipients for 2020 who are affiliated with the College of Medicine include:
Penn State Biodevices Seed Grant
- Steven Hicks, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Eric Schaefer, Biostatistician, Department of Public Health Sciences
- Joe Littlejohn, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Grace Woodward Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine Grant
- April Armstrong, MD, MSc, James E. Bobb Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
- Gregory Lewis, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
- Gail Matters, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Medicine and Department of Pharmacology
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