Awards, Honors, and Grants


September 10, 2012

Technologies & Care Grants Awarded to Four Brigham Investigators

BWH's Biomedical Research Institute has awarded a $50,000 Translatable Technologies & Care Grant to four investigators at BWH for their innovative work. The 2012 recipients and their research projects are: 

Utkan Demirci, PhD, associate bioengineer: On-Chip Nanoparticle-Based Detection & Quantification of Viral Load by a Cell Phone

Adam Landman, MD, attending physician: Improving Electronic Medication Administration Using a Near Field Communication Enabled Mobile Device

Joseph Italiano, PhD, associate biologist: Platelet Bioreactor-On-A-Chip

Bohdan Pomahac, MD, director of Plastic Surgery Transplantation and the BWH Burn Center: Novel Approach to Attenuation of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Limb Allografts

The criteria for this award was to create a research proposal addressing a well-defined clinical problem referring to a range of diagnostic, therapeutic and care delivery issues that foster translatable convergence (the potential to bring a vast new set of tools and technologies to biomedical investigation; it can serve as a model for a new level of trans-disciplinary integration).

These four investigators were chosen among a pool of 45 competitors, all of whom submitted a letter of intent describing a wide variety of interesting and exciting projects. The recipients were selected through multiple rounds of a competitive selection process.

Utkan Demirci, PhD Adam Landman, MD Joseph Italiano, PhD Bohdan Pomahac, MD