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Medical Device Innovations Program

This program is currently closed.

The UMass Center for C linical and Translational Science (UMCCTS), Office of Innovation and Business Development (OIBD), and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (OVCRI) are pleased to support the Medical Device Innovations Program (MDIP) for those UMass Medical School and UMass Lowell Faculty, Staff, and Students with an interest in medical device innovation. This program supports projects that are inter-campus in orientation and directed toward creating a transdisciplinary team to solve a pressing clinical or health care need with a medical device. By providing seed funding to outstanding faculty members, this fund facilitates the development of faculty-to-faculty networks within the University system, thereby leveraging the considerable expertise and resources that exist on the individual campuses. It is assumed that successful projects will attract additional funding from extramural sources.

Previous winners:

2018:

Anna Yaroslavsky, Mary Maloney, Bassel Mahmoud, Dori Goldberg, and Amanda Auerbach: preoperative skin cancer delineation using noninvasive optical polarization imaging (OPI)

2017:

Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Ray Dunn, and Gulden Camci-Unal: Post-operative hybrid dressing for skin-graft donor sites 
Dina Kandil, Ashraf Khan, and Anna Yaroslavsky: Quantitative cytopathology of breast cancer