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Collegiate Inventors Competition announces winners for 2007
Date:11/2/2007

n postdoctoral research. His advisor, Bert Vogelstein, receives a $15,000 prize.

John Dolan, 38, invented a device to measure the effectiveness of painkillers when tested in laboratory animals. Dolan was in dental school when he realized that many patients had oral and facial pain related to a variety of disorders. He also understood that finding ways to measure the effectiveness of painkillers on such pain had great importance. He created a device that could measure the gnawing function in experimental animals by taking advantage of their gnawing instinct. His Dolognawmeter automatically records the time it takes for a mouse to gnaw through a series of dowels. Slower gnawing shows greater pain, providing Dolan with a way to study the effectiveness of painkillers. Dolan, who attended high school in Bozeman, Montana, received his B.S. from Montana State University. His M.A. in anthropology was from the University of California, Berkeley. After spending several years as an artist, he attended the University of California, San Francisco and received his Ph.D., and is currently a student in the oral and craniofacial sciences there. His advisor, Brian Schmidt, receives a $5,000 prize.

Corey Centen, 22, and Nilesh Patel, 21, are undergraduate prize winners for their CPRGlove: Wearable CPR Training, Testing and Assist Device. The pair was in their senior year when they were discussing ideas for a final project, and they realized that neither could remember how to do CPR even though both were trained in high school. Their research showed there was a need for a device to assist with CPR, and they created a custom-made glove with sensors and an LCD screen to give instructions and feedback when the user performs CPR. The glove is able to provide information on the rate, depth, force, and angle of compressions as well as the heart rate. It also speaks, providing verbal cues for the user. Along with a fellow electrical and biomedical enginee
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