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CSE’s Umut Gurkan and team receive CTSC award

A research team led by Umut Gurkan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace Engineering, received a $50,000 Annual Pilot Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Cleveland funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
 
The CTSC Annual Pilot Program supports innovative translational research projects focused on the invention and preclinical development of novel technologies to address unmet clinical needs. In this project, Gurkan is working with Jane Little, associate professor of hematology and oncology in the Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program at University Hospitals, and Connie Piccone, assistant professor of pediatric hematology and oncology and clinical director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Anemia Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. 

The team is working to develop a new hemoglobin test for newborns using micro/nano technologies.
 
Learn more about Gurkan’s research.