During the EnMed Student Innovation Symposium on June 28, Dr. Alessandro Grattoni, the Frank J. and Jean Raymond Centennial Chair Professor of Nanomedicine at Houston Methodist Hospital, announced the first recipients of the Craig Brown and Suzanne Smith & Frank and Jean Raymond Engineering Medicine Capstone Innovator Awards. Recipients of the capstone awards will work […]
Study finds substantially different biological characteristics in the tumors of African American men, pointing to possible contribution to higher prostate cancer death rates It’s been well documented that African-American men are more likely to be diagnosed and ultimately die from prostate cancer. While the cause of this disparity is often attributed to cultural and socioeconomic […]
Ahead of EnMed’s Virtual Student Innovation Symposium, three student groups were selected as finalists to orally present their innovation proposals during the event on Monday, June 28. “All first-year EnMed students were divided into teams and tasked with developing a solution to address a healthcare problem that they observed in their medical courses,” EnMed assistant […]
Two members of the Engineering Medicine (EnMed) faculty recently collaborated with a medical technology startup, Caira Surgical, to gain a $256,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer grant. Dr. Andrew Robbins, research assistant professor for EnMed, and Dr. Michael Moreno, associate professor in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical […]
As COVID-19 began to spread rapidly in spring 2020, a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks, soon followed. Currently, N95 respirators are the most protective available face coverings for health care workers, but most individuals have to try on several different sizes to determine the most effective fit for them.