Science Programs Press Releases
& News Articles
BIOMATERIALS & TISSUE ENGINEERING
Science Daily: New Immune-System Sensor May Speed Up, Slash Cost of Detecting Disease
Funded with grants from CIMIT, inventors at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed an inexpensive, new medical sensor that has the potential to simplify the diagnosis of diseases ranging from life-threatening immune deficiencies to the common cold.
CIMIT Investigators Develop New Drug Release Mechanism Utilizing 3-D Superhydrophobic Materials
According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, this new mechanism uses air as a removable barrier to control the rate at which drug is released.
Design News: MEMS-Enabled Artificial Lung (Text and Video)
National Defense Magazine: Creating the Body's Microenvironment to Grow Artificial Organs
Science Daily: A Step Toward Tissue-Engineered Heart Structures for Children
XConomy: BioEngine - One Step Closer to Artificial Liver Device
CLINICAL SYSTEMS INNOVATION
Array's Mosaic Knowledge Community: Rethinking the Healthcare Design Paradigm
The Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) is dedicated to improving healthcare delivery on multiple fronts. Current approaches to healthcare are generally reactive and hierarchical. CIMIT proposes to shift those paradigms to new, more human-centered and integrated ways of working.
Science Daily: Saving Heart Attack Victims With Computer Science
Newly discovered subtle markers of heart damage hidden in plain sight among hours of EKG recordings could help doctors identify which heart attack patients are at high risk of dying soon.
$10 Million NIH Quantum Grant Awarded to Interoperability Team
Led by Dr. Julian Goldman.
Program designed to make quantum improvements in health.
WGBH Podcast: Dr. Ron Dixon on The Callie Crossley Show - Communication Technologies And Healthcare
WBUR.org Podcast: Dr. Ron Dixon - 60 Percent Of Visits Could Happen Online
Affairs (abstract): Dr. Ron Dixon on Enhancing Primary Care Through Online Communication
Boston Globe: Prescription for primary care. Q&A with Dr. Ron Dixon, Mass. General internist urges online communication between physician and patient.
Mass General Magazine: Smart Tech Revolution. Born of a premise that physicians should dispense drugs to patients correctly, the Smart Pump is one homegrown invention that’s saving lives.
Mass General Magazine: An Interview with David Judge, MD
Dr. Julian Goldman receives INCOSE Pioneer Award
Medical News Today: LiveData Wins SBIR Phase II Grant To Develop Integrated Clinical "Plug And Play" Environment For Patient Safety System
Healthcare IT News: The ICEMAN cometh, and it's plug-and-play
Princeton University: Undergrad wins $100,000 to expand iPhone app for diabetics
mobihealthnews: CIMIT awards diabetes iPhone app $100,000 grant
Mass High Tech: Five emerging sectors offer promise with new technologies
BigThink.com: Dr. Ronald Dixon Featured 'Healthcare Revolution' Expert
VIDEO: Making Primary Care The Primary Focus
VIDEO: Fulfilling Healthcare’s Digital Promise
VIDEO: Downloading Health: Why Don’t Doctors Use Text
Messaging and Email?
VIDEO: Tough Medicine: A Big Think Interview With Ron Dixon About Reinventing Healthcare
Columbia University's School of Engineering & Applied Science:
Students Win CIMIT Prize
Julian M. Goldman, MD, Honored with Health Care Clinical Application Award
MIT News: PhD candidate wins $150K CIMIT prize
The Boston Globe: The doctor will see you now online - Why your next physician's visit may be just a click away
Technology Review: The Doctor Kiosk. An automated health-care interface aims to streamline preventative screening
Mass High Tech: Health data kiosk replaces in-person doctor visits
The Boston Globe: Medical devices lag in iPod age. Patients' safety is at risk, experts say
Anesthesiology News: Model Contract Gives Momentum To Interoperability Movement
CIMIT, Intelesens Introduce Prototype of Monitoring Device
MIT Tech Review: "Plug and Play" Hospitals, Medical devices that exchange data could make hospitals safer.
Mass High Tech: Dr. Julian Goldman - Plug-and-play med devices could save lives
The New York Times: How to improve it? Ask those who use it.
Technology Review: Personalized Medical Monitors: John Guttag says using computers to automate some diagnostics could make medicine more personal
Anesthesiology News: ASA Panel on Medical Device Interoperability
Anesthesiology News: Once a Tech Fantasy, Plug-and-Play OR Edges Closer to Reality
GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE
CIMIT-supported technology garners TIME/CNN acclaim for innovation:
The 50 Best Inventions of 2010 - NeoNurture Incubator
The New England Journal of Medicine Letter to the Editor in response to article: Newborn-Care Training and Perinatal Mortality in Developing Countries
Boston Channel 5: Incubator Made From Car Parts Saves Lives.
Inexpensive Medical Devices Designed For Impoverished Countries - A group of doctors and engineers in Boston has dedicated themselves to designing inexpensive medical devices that could save some of those millions of lives.
MedTech-IQ: Graduate Student Designs Cheap, Portable Wound-Healing Device
Technology Review: A Cheap, Portable Wound-Healing Device
After the Haiti earthquake, physicians tested a vacuum pump meant to speed healing.
Utne Reader Names Three Boston Residents as “Visionaries”
National Magazine Selects Dr. Kris Olson Among 50 People
who are Changing the World
Neonatal Asphyxia Project Receives Top Honors at World Health Care Congress. CIMIT GHI Team’s vision applauded by Nobel Laureate Mohammad Yunus
CIMIT Global Health Initiative Program Leader Kristian Olson honored with President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and others in Scientific American Honor Roll
Scientific American: Scientific American 10 - Guiding Science for Humanity
Medical News Today: World Health Care Congress Focuses On Extremely Affordable Health Innovations
BBC Podcast: International on Car Part Incubators with Dr. Kris Olson - The Silent Tsunami
NECN SCI-TECH: Incubator designed to get better mileage in developing countries
New York Times: Looking Under the Hood and Seeing an Incubator
Boston Globe: He is 'The Man' of life-saving devices
Boston Business Journal: Transformed Toyotas can save lives -- as incubators
IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY
Mass High Tech: Disposable robot aims to guide way to biopsies
Robopsy Takes Top Award at ASME Innovation Showcase
Dr. Vosburgh is PI of Research Team that Wins SBIR Award
Digital HealthCare & Productivity.com: Open Source Research Tool
Advanced Imaging: Endoscopes Push Imaging Boundaries
Boston Globe: He develops robotics to assist surgery
Inhalation Technology Program Leader, Augustine MK Choi, MD, honored at ATS (American Thoracic Society) Conference for scientific accomplishments in lung disease research, treatment and prevention
CIMIT Launches Inhalation Technology Program
CIMIT Names Leaders, Outlines Goals of New Inhalation Technology Program
CIMIT Launching Technology Platform for Inhalation Therapy with $1.5M in Seed Funds from Air Liquide
MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
New Drug Delivery Method for Preventing Recurrence
of Local Lung Tumor. CIMIT investigators use a low-dose chemotherapeutic polymer film to deliver drugs directly to lung tissue following surgical resection of a tumor
Medical News Today: World First: Rectal Tumor Removed Through Anus, Avoiding Painful Abdominal Incisions
VIDEO: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
Additional Coverage on TEM Surgery: EndoNurse, EurekAlert!, LittleAbout, blog.taragana.com, Procto-Med.com, HealthCareTips.org
wbur.org: You Want To Take My What Out Of My Where? Hospitals Experiment With Orifice Surgery
MarketWatch: New England's Leading Innovators to Speak at IDEAS Boston 2008 Conference including David Rattner, MD
KTVU Channel 2: "A New Way to Perform Surgery"
Philadelphia Bulletin: Surgery Revolution
Newsweek: Open Wide. No, Wider.
Are we ready for an era of 'natural-orifice surgery'?
Boston.com: CIMIT makes largest-ever grant for scar-free surgery
Boston Globe: Scar-free surgery. In new operation, doctors insert tools through natural orifices, keeping skin intact
Boston Business Journal: Novel NOTES causes docs to rethink incision decision
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News: Hype, Theories on NOTES Abound, But Where It Is All Headed Is Anyone’s Bet (PDF)
Boston Magazine: Whole New Game Plan:
An ingenious injectible gel reinvents surgery for an injury that vexes young athletes
Mass High Tech: Surgeon makes 'gel gun' to heal female athletes' injuries
news@Northeastern: A Firm Grasp on Engineering Solutions
Northeastern University engineering researchers are developing new sensing technology that would provide doctors with dynamic tools to measure the progress of patients undergoing physical therapy from stroke and other injuries. Under a separate grant from CIMIT, they will apply this technology to designing a customizable orthosis brace with embedded sensors to fit around the Achilles tendon and stabilize the ankle and foot, so patients who have just suffered a stroke can more safely walk and move around.
Projo.com: A New Medical Relationship: Physicians, healers, botanicals
Live Science: Brain Zap Improves Dexterity
BioOptics World: New CIMIT grants fund optics and photonics innovations among high-potential medical research projects
Channel 7 News Healthcast: Endoscopic imaging
The Providence Journal: RISD people demonstrate what they do, including developing a life-like medical training mannequin.
Design News: Practice Makes Perfect
From life-sized, interactive mannequins to virtual reality systems, simulators are transforming medical training
Boston Globe: Make a mistake, and this mannequin dies in battle. Dr. Steve Dawson and his team are creating a dummy that will die if you don't treat it right.
NECN Video: Dr. Steve Dawson, Simulation Program create simulated patients for Army trauma medical training
Simulation lab receives $2 million grant
VIRGIL, device developed in Simulation Program, lauded by Army general
TRAUMA & CASUALTY CARE, TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERS, PTSD, TBI & NEUROTRAUMA
Mark Pollack, MD, named Traumatic Stress Disorders
Roger Pitman, MD, recognized by CIMIT community for his vision and leadership in founding the CIMIT PTSD Program
NewScientist: Drug could turn soldiers into super-survivors
Newsweek: PTSD - New War on An Old Foe
Big changes underway at the VA could mean better treatment for thousands of vets. A bureaucracy in transition
CIMIT Statement on the Launching of the
Home Base Program – a non-profit partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital
USAToday.com: Military rethinking 'golden hour' for injuries
Dr. Alam Elected as Mass. Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
CNN: Made-for-the-military products put brakes on bleeding
USA Today: Military prodded on brain injuries