NIH training grant supports device innovation at UCSF

BTS awarded five-year grant

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.

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NIH Awards Department of Surgery R25 Training Grant for Biodevice Innovation

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