Three University research projects receive awards to develop pediatric medical devices

CTSI and the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC) have announced the 2015 awardees of its Pediatric Medical Device Translational Grant Program that supports the development of pediatric medical devices with the ultimate goal of improving pediatric patient outcomes and quality of life through technology-driven medical solutions. 

The program's partners, CTSI's Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) and the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC), will provide the funded investigators with work strategy guidance, frequent feedback, and access to comprehensive internal and external services.

Congratulations to the 2015 recipients! Awarded projects will receive up to $50,000. 

2015 PDIC award recipients

Project Title: Whoosh: Point of care pediatric heart imaging project

  • Jamie Lohr, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Minnesota
  • Lazaros Kochilas, MD, Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, Emory University

Project Title: Design of intraluminal bronchial stent utilizing patient specific anatomy for the pediatric population

  • Robroy MacIver, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota
  • Filippo Coletti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

Project Title: Advancement of modified bubble CPAP for use in children in low resource settings: A study of safety

  • Tina Slusher, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
  • Ashley Bjorklund, MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

CTSI anticipates releasing the next PDIC RFA in spring 2016.