A CWRU student team has been chosen as finalists for the Student Technology Prize for Primary Health Care, a national and highly selective competition seeking innovations that have a substantial potential to support the improved delivery of care at the frontlines of medicine.
The competition is organized annually by Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), a nonprofit consortium of Boston's leading teaching hospitals and universities.
Shoshana Ginsburg, a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) won the top prize for her work "Differences between computer-extracted multi-parametric MRI features associated with central gland and peripheral zone tumors" at the recently concluded Research ShowCASE.
Ginsburg was officially recognized during the graduate student ceremony on April 27th. She is mentored by Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and CCIPD director.
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to create tiny sensors capable of detecting insecticides in Lake Erie or determining subtypes of human cancers.
Nicole Steinmetz, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will combine antibodies that latch onto pollutants or different types of cancer cells, with a plant virus that serves as a platform.
Steinmetz says the sensors are designed to detect multiple cancer markers or environmental hazards at the same time and with greater sensitivity than what’s currently available. The results could be used for personalized medicine or to more quickly identify pollutants and begin subsequent cleanup efforts.
Graduate student, Brylee Tiu, working with Envoy, Anthony Price
CLiPS envoy Anthony Price has been awarded a 2015 Princeton Prize in Race Relations. This prestigious award carries a $1,000 prize for particularly noteworthy work and includes an all-expense paid trip to Princeton University for the Award Symposium, which was held April 24-25.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Through this effort, the Prize Committee hopes to inspire others to join in these or similar efforts, and to undertake initiatives of their own.
Price is a junior at Shaw High School in East Cleveland. He has been an envoy in CLiPS (the NSF Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems) since the summer of 2013. He works in the research laboratory of Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, under the mentorship of PhD candidate, Brylee Tiu.
Verizon has invited innovators to submit their great ideas for a chance to win up to $1 million for its Powerful Answer Award.
The contest is accepting entries in three categories: transportation, emergency response and the Internet of Things.
The deadline to submit is June 18.
Learn more and enter.