Engineering and the Health Highway News

  • Hai lands NIH grant to use new brain sensors to study epileptic seizures

    Aviad Hai, GIE Fellow and Assistant Professor of biomedical engineering, will use a new grant to develop sensors for brain imaging to provide new insights into brain seizures in epilepsy.

  • Madison home to at least 10 stem cell companies

    Fujifilm Cellular Dynamics Inc. is one of at least 10 stem cell companies in Madison, most started by UW-Madison researchers. GIE Lead Bill Murphy created Stem Pharm, a spinoff from his lab, which sells materials …

  • Modern medicine: Electrical bandage zaps wounds

    We have electric cars, razors and now an electric bandage? Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have developed an electrode-dressed bandage to help the body heal itself. Electrical currents are created when the body moves. …

  • Zayas-Caban, Alagoz to use NSF grant to guide care transitions

    WIHSE Associate Director Oguzhan Alagoz is part of a team that landed a three-year NSF grant to develop solutions for patients who transition from hospitals to nursing facilities.

  • Target acquired: Using magnets to help medicines deliver a more powerful punch

    GIE Fellow Jiamian Hu is part of a team that hopes to reduce the side effects of medicines and boost their efficacy by delivering them only to their intended targets within the body. His research …

  • Smart screening: A personal approach to mammography for women with Down syndrome

    For most women, turning 40 brings an age-related preventative care dilemma: when, and how often, to get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer. Luckily, their doctors can advise them by drawing on recommendations from …

  • GIE Collaborators Win UW2020 Awards

    Congratulations to our colleagues and collaborators on their UW2020 awards! Check out this year’s winners. Developing the Next Generation of Quantum Emitters in 2D Materials Jason Kawasaki, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering From …

  • UW Changes Lives: Building a biomanufacturing hotbed

    From February through June, we will be highlighting the ways that UW–Madison changes lives for the better throughout the state of Wisconsin. May’s theme is helping Jobs and the Economy. Watch for more at #UWChangesLives …

  • Clearing the fog: Interdisciplinary effort targets traumatic brain injuries

    UW-Madison is leading an effort that aims to drive scientific advances that will enable better detection, treatment and prevention of traumatic brain injuries.   Increasingly, concussions prematurely end the careers of athletes young and old, …

  • Xudong Wang among medical and biological engineering elite

    The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) honored Materials Science and Engineering Professor Xudong Wang as one of the nation’s top-two percent of medical and biological engineers by electing him a fellow. The election is among the …

  • Keegan to lead Forward BIO Institute’s public-private partnerships

    As Wisconsin continues to establish its role as a nationwide leader in biomanufacturing, the Forward BIO Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison continues to grow, with the addition of Philip Keegan as its public-private partnership lead. …

  • Using a Human Factors and Systems Engineering Framework to Build Safer Patient Care Processes

    Human factors and systems engineering, or the science of how to design and manage complex human-centered systems, has long been used in high-risk industries such as manufacturing and aviation to promote better safety.  AHRQ-funded researcher, …

  • Aviad Hai on Probes for Directly Recording Neural Activity | ApplySci @ Stanford

    Watch Aviad Hai’s talk from the Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Silicon Valley Conference that was held at Stanford University on February 21 & 22, 2019.

  • Mind’s Eye: Hai Builds Tools to Expand our Understanding of the Brain

    Hai is developing those next-generation tools—ones that can work wirelessly, that don’t require major surgery, and that can reveal a more comprehensive account of neural activity across regions of the brain. Hai creates electrical, magnetic …

  • Implantable device aids weight loss

    More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to a 2017 study that called the growing number and weight-related health problems a “rising pandemic.” New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by …

  • Rasmussen Joins Forward BIO Institute as Assistant Director

    Cathy Rasmussen, an accomplished regenerative medicine and biomanufacturing researcher, has joined the recently established Forward BIO Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as assistant director. Read more about Cathy and the Forward BIO Institute here.

  • It’s not a shock: Better bandage promotes powerful healing

    A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical …

  • Project plots safe passage for patients

    The Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering (WIHSE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hopes to help safeguard older adults after trips to the emergency room through a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare …

  • Forward BIO Institute awarded $5 million NIH grant

    UW-Madison’s Forward BIO Institute has been awarded $5 million from the National Institutes of Health for tissue manufacturing. The grant was announced yesterday at the Biohealth Summit by Professor Bill Murphy, the institute’s director. “This …

  • Initiative Focuses on Advanced Technology Innovations in Biomanufacturing

    A $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced today (Sept. 6) establishes the Forward BIO Initiative, a collaborative effort to make Wisconsin a recognized center of excellence for biomanufacturing. The new initiative “leverages …

  • ML4MI Pilot Research Grant Winners Announced

    The UW’s Machine Learning for Medical Imaging Initiative (ML4MI) selection committee recently announced the winners of the ML4MI Pilot Research Grants. These grants are expected to expand the scope of Machine Learning activity on campus …

  • William Murphy Testifies before Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Science and Technology

    William Murphy—Grainger Institute for Engineering’s biomanufacturing thrust leader, Biomedical Engineering & Orthopedics professor, and Co-Director of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center—was invited in October to testify before the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Science and Technology. Murphy and five other speakers had the opportunity to share with policymakers what biomanufacturing is, what it isn’t, and why …

  • New academic-industry effort at UW-Madison aims to improve healthcare through engineering

    Technology is also at the heart of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering (WIHSE)—a new effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that director Pascale Carayon hopes will become Wisconsin’s next key player in transforming the way healthcare …

  • Murphy to lead Grainger Institute for Engineering’s biomanufacturing thrust

    A January 2017 article in Science magazine called industrial biomanufacturing the future of chemical production. Thus, starting a biomanufacturing thrust within the Grainger Institute for Engineering—an incubator for transdisciplinary research in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College …

  • Carayon to lead Grainger Institute for Engineering’s smart and connected healthcare thrust

    “Healthcare doesn’t just happen during the physical interaction between patient and physician, when both are in the same room at the same time,” says Pascale Carayon, Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality in industrial and …