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UNC, NC State Biomedical engineers speed the development of emergency ventilator
Biomedical engineers at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic by teaming with UNC Health colleagues to create emergency ventilators.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 14
UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients
To help address shortages of pediatric PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering created task forces of students, faculty, and designers to make more than 1,000 pediatric masks for UNC Health in just over a week.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Virtual Reality Shows Promise for Early Detection of MS Balance Problems
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Jason Franz, PhD, created virtual reality experiments to show how a potentially portable and inexpensive test could reduce falls and related injuries in people with multiple sclerosis.
Located in News / 2020 / March
UCLA, UNC, MIT Researchers Successfully Test Coin-Sized Smart Insulin Patch
Zhen Gu, PhD, former professor in the UNC/NSCU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, led animal studies, a precursor to human trials, for a new device to automatically manage glucose levels and deliver needed insulin quickly. UNC’s John Buse, MD, PhD, was co-author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / February
UNC NeuroSpark Research Award Winners Celebrated
Four research teams at the UNC School of Medicine won $25,000 pilot grants with the goal of increasing collaborations throughout the neurosciences, as part of a UNC NeuroSpark event.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 23
Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2019 class of Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering, including Wesley Legant, PhD, in the biomedical engineering and pharmacology departments.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards
The National Institutes of Health announced 93 awards to fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Magness, Jalazo Rally for Research on Capitol Hill
Scott Magness, PhD, and Liz Jalazo, MD, were part of a large contingent of researchers from across the country who met with Congressional leaders to stress the importance of biomedical research and continued funding.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 3
UNC Researchers Join $945 Million NIH HEAL Initiative to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Weili Lin, PhD, is the principal investigator of a research project to improve outcomes for children exposed to opioids, and Susan Gaylord, PhD, is the UNC site PI for a second project to help people with low back pain.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships
This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.
Located in News / 2019 / August