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NIH training grant supports device innovation at UCSF
BTS awarded five-year grant
By Stacy Kim, Richard Barg, and Katherine Krebs / Tue Jun 6, 2017
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has awarded the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS) and the UCSF Department of Surgery a five-year interdisciplinary R25 research education grant for its Biodevice Innovation Training Program.
The grant will fund up to two surgical residents each year with an interest in pursuing translational medicine, medical device development, and entrepreneurship during their dedicated research years.
The Biodevice Innovation Training Program is led by Professors Hanmin Lee, MD, and Shuvo Roy, PhD, who are also co-directors of the Surgical Innovations Program. Research mentors for the program are drawn from numerous UCSF departments including Surgery, Radiology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Urology, and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences.
About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.