Below are this week's updates from the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, including reminders about upcoming events. Have a story item or event you want shared? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIH Awards $2.8M Grant to Further Dementia Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.8 million RF1 grant to a University of Maryland research team investigating potential links between spinal cord injury and dementia and new avenues for treatments. Fischell Department of Bioengineering and Fischell Institute faculty member Steven Jay is co-PI on the project.
FDA to Co-host Innovation Through Simulation in Healthcare Event
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host an Innovation Through Simulation in Healthcare event tomorrow, Oct. 11, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The goal of the meeting is to discuss opportunities and challenges when utilizing in silico approaches during development and regulatory review. The event will be organized around two panel discussions, where senior leaders from the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies will share their experiences and expectations.
Reminder: Fischell Institute/IBBR Travel Fellowship Applications due October 15
The Fischell Institute and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) are accepting travel fellowship applications from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working with Fischell Institute or IBBR mentors until Oct. 15. The goal of this program is to support the success of scholars whose projects translate scientific and engineering research into innovative solutions to biomedical challenges.