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Medical Engineering Fellowships

Quick Facts

Objective: Multi-year fellowship supporting work in highly innovative yet classically under-funded areas of healthcare research such as medical device development, new algorithms, software for use in clinical practices and the engineering of medical environments.

Eligibility: Nominations submitted by department heads for graduate engineering students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston University (BU).

Status: Not accepting fellowship nominations at this time.

Overview

The Medical Engineering Fellowship are funded by CIMIT & MIT and CIMIT & Boston University, respectively. Each award goes to one outstanding student at each school per year.

1. MIT/CIMIT Medical Engineering Fellowship:

  • Nominations: Submitted by department heads
  • Award amount: $55,000 for stipend & tuition; $500 for travel to present

2. BU/CIMIT Applied Healthcare Engineering Fellowship:

  • Nominations: Submitted by faculty research advisors
  • Award amount: Standard stipend, tuition, & fees; $500 for travel to present

Additional Information

For questions and further information, please contact Steven Schachter, MD, CIMIT Chief Academic Officer and Neurotechnology Program Leader, at sschacht@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Past Recipients

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YEAR
AWARD RECIPIENT
INSTITUTION
AWARD TYPE
RESEARCH
2011
Bilgic, Berkin
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
Algorithmic design at the intersection of signal processing and medical imaging reconstruction with the ultimate goal of dramatic imaging speedup in practical clinical settings.

Advisor: Elfar Adalsteinsson, PhD

2011
Cevik, Elif
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
The design and fabrication of an optically activated microstimulator to be used in chronic implants for people with central nervous system (CNS) diseases.

Advisor: M. Selim Ünlü, PhD

2011
Monroe, Margo
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
Developing and optimizing innovative, compact diagnostic technology for the doctor’s office to facilitate patient care.

Advisor: M. Selim Ünlü, PhD

2011
Sander, Christin Y.
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
Cutting-edge technology that combines MRI and PET for the evaluation of the nervous system.

Advisors: Elfar Adalsteinsson, PhD, and
A. Gregory Sorensen, MD

2011
Slocum, Jr., Alexander
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
A fundamentally new type of artificial knee joint that will not wear out because it will use rolling instead of sliding contact as is currently used.

Advisor: Martin Culpepper, PhD

2011
Wessendorf, Ashley
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
Developing a medical device that will assist brain-injured children with impaired motor function by expanding their kicking repertoire.

Advisor: Dava J. Newman, PhD

2011
Wu, Grace
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
Designing a comprehensive platform for CD4 counter for HIV detection.

Advisor: Muhammad H. Zaman, PhD

2010
Auslander, Joel, MD
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Young Clinician
Evaluation of Hospitalist Handoff Communications
2010
Berry, Jay, MD, MPH
Children’s Hospital Boston
Young Clinician
Web-based Integrated Care Plan to improve illness management for children with complex medical needs
2010
Bianchi, Matt T., MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Young Clinician
Novel home monitoring approaches to insomnia diagnosis and treatment
2010
Bitton, Asaf, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Young Clinician
Innovative Aspects of the Mount Pleasant PCMH (Patient-Centered Medical Home) Demonstration
2010
Cohen, Adam B., MD
Partners HealthCare
Young Clinician
Specialty Consultation and Triaging
2010
Herzig, Shoshana, MD, MPH
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Young Clinician
Reducing Medication use fragmentation across transitions in care
2010
Kolandaivelu, Kumaran, MD, PhD
VA Boston Healthcare System
Young Clinician
Develop objective & standardized tool for screening patients for medication adherence - biochemical assay of compliance
2010
Wang, C. Jason, MD, PhD
Boston Medical Center
Young Clinician
Technology to advance children's health (TeACH) to support personalized care for preterm very-low-birth weight infants (VLBW< 1500g)
2010
Browning, Cassandra
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To develop a method for the transdermal injection of PLG-encased, nano-particles of drug or vaccines into the subcutaneous, dendritic-cell rich stratum corneum layer of the skin.

Advisor: Mark N. Horenstein, PhD

2010 - 2009
Calabro, Katherine
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To make the detection and diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases faster, easier and cheaper through optical techniques.

Advisor: Irving Bigio, PhD
2010
Cao, Quigqing
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To develop an integrated microfluidic platform for detection and diagnosis of H1N1 pandemic influenza virus.

Advisor: Catherine Klapperich, PhD

2010
Hussein, Amiora
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To develop new tools for clinical prediction of fracture risk in the spine.

Advisor: Elise Morgan, PhD

2010 - 2009
Pritchard, Christopher
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To develop a novel device for local controlled release of anti-inflammatory agents.

Advisor: Robert Langer, PhD
2010 - 2009
Tsai, Tsung-Han
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To develop novel biomedical applications of optical coherence tomography and optical coherence microscopy.

Advisor: James Fujimoto, PhD
2010
Turjman,
Alexis
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To develop a computational model that indicates where cerbrovascular aneurysms are likely to form and how each potential therapy, intervention and implanted device will affect the intracranial aneurysm’s natural history.

Advisor: Elazer R. Edelman, MD

2010 - 2009
Zhang, Peng
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To develop and characterize submicron particulates to nucleate bubbles in a site-specific manner using FUS.

Advisor: Tyrone Porter, PhD
2009
Cronin, Claire, MD, MBA
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Young Clinician
Novel 3D reconstruction  breast pathology reporting system.
2009
Moy, Marilyn L., MD
VA Boston Healthcare System
Young Clinician
A novel system to monitor physical activity and associated physiological responses in the home environment with application to patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
2009
Ott, Harald, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Young Clinician
Myocardial regeneration based on perfusion decellularized cardiac matrix scaffolds.
2009
Riviello, Robert, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Young Clinician
Innovative wound care technology for low-income settings.
2009
Rosen, Jennifer E., MD
Boston Medical Center
Young Clinician
Optically guided differential diagnosis in thyroid nodules
2009
Spiegel, Joan, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Young Clinician
A novel pressure-sensing syringe for improved airway control
2009
Wolf, Gerhard, MD
Children’s Hospital Boston
Young Clinician
Optimizing mechanical ventilation of critically ill children through the development of continuous non-invasive imaging at the bedside
2009 - 2008
Kashif, Faisal
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To greatly enhance patient care through the use of model-based integration, analysis, and interpretation of heterogeneous clinical data to improve clinical decision-making processes.

Advisor: George Verghese, PhD
2009 - 2008
Leong, Pui Leng
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
Modulating cellular behavior with mechanical stimuli in order to enhance the biomechanical and biological viability of tissue-engineered cartilage and bone.

Advisor: Elise Morgan, PhD
2009 - 2008
Ogunnika, Olumuyiwa “Muyiwa”
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
The development of an integrated circuit for a handheld electrical impedance probe for the assessment of neuromuscular diseases by Electrical Impedance Myography (EIM).

Advisor: Joel Dawson, PhD
2009 - 2008
Orten, Burkay Birant
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To estimate the important physiological parameters from dynamic contrast enhanced CT images in order to assist in the diagnosis, progress monitoring and outcome prediction of disorders including, but not limited to, stroke and cancer.

Advisor: W. Clem Karl, PhD
2009 - 2008
Rapoport, Benjamin
MIT
Medical Engineering Fellowship
To build thought­controlled (neuromotor) prosthetic limbs for paralyzed patients.

Advisor: Rahul Sarpeshkar, PhD
2009 - 2008
Zhang, Jane Yuqian
Boston University
Medical Engineering Fellowship
The development of high throughput micro/ nanofluidic technology for medical diagnostics at the point of care.

Advisor: Catherine Klapperich, PhD
2008
Estrada, Carlos R., MD
Children’s Hospital Boston
Young Clinician
A novel functional bladder tissue engineering with silk scaffolds.
2008
Golby, Alexandra, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Young Clinician
Functional and structural imaging to optimize brain tumor resection.
2008
Merchant, Faisal, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Young Clinician
A novel method to guide RF ablation of atrial fibrillation.
2008
Morris, Stephanie, MD
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Young Clinician
Expanding techniques in ovarian cryopreservation and transplantation for female cancer patients
2008
Nimgaonkar, Ashish, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Young Clinician
Endoluminal magnetic resonance imaging for improved detection and characterization of pancreatic lesions
2008
Singh, Satish, MD
Boston Medical Center
Young Clinician
Optically-guided biopsy tools for dysplasia detection during gastrointestinal endoscopy.
2007
Colson, Yolonda, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Young Clinician
Special Study Award:

A local drug delivery device for lung cancer patients that could minimize surgical resection of normal lung tissue and possibly prevent the spread or recurrence of cancer.
2007
Davidson, Michael J., MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Young Clinician
Percutaneous repair of damaged heart valves without the need for open-heart surgery.
2007
Ellsmere, James, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Young Clinician
A novel device to effectively manage care of patients after gastric surgery to control obesity.
2007
Kohane, Daniel S., MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Young Clinician
Controlled release technology to prevent problems caused by breathing tubes in premature babies.
2007
Marshall, Audrey Chung, MD
Children’s Hospital Boston
Young Clinician
A positioning device to enable minimally invasive, in utero, cardiac intervention for babies with congenital heart disease.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Steve Schachter, MD
CIMIT Chief Academic Officer and Neurotechnology Program Leader
sschacht@bidmc.harvard.edu

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