Eric Beckman, Ph.D.
George M. Bevier Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, SSOE
FOR: Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostic Instrument with Data-Tracking Capability for time-critical Infectious Disease Detection
Award to develop a rapid point-of-care instrument using isothermal DNA amplification to detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Abhay N. Vats, MD
Kathrin Gassei, PhD
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Alex K. Jones, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Computer Engineering Program
William Stanchina, PhD
Chairman and Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SSOE
FOR: Fiber-optic light cord safety sheath
Award to develop a device for use with laparoscopic surgical instruments to eliminate the risk of burns for over 2 million patients annually.
Benjamin T. Ristau, M.D
Urology Resident, Department of Urology, UPMC
William W. Clark, PhD
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, SSOE
Steven G. Docimo, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
FOR: Dilatable ports for deep brain access
Award to design, build and test a prototype device for minimally invasive brain surgery, that can mitigate most of the tissue trauma generated by surgical devices.
Johnathan A. Engh, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UPMC
Anne M. Robertson, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, SSOE
FOR: Automatic Chest Compression Device Adaptable to Physiologic Feedback.
Award to continue developme
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