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BIOMATERIALS & TISSUE ENGINEERING

3.7.12
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.

1.31.12
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.

8.11.11
Design News: MEMS-Enabled Artificial Lung (Text and Video)

3.6.08
National Defense Magazine: Creating the Body's Microenvironment to Grow Artificial Organs

9.20.07
Science Daily: A Step Toward Tissue-Engineered Heart Structures for Children

9.20.07
XConomy: BioEngine - One Step Closer to Artificial Liver Device

CLINICAL SYSTEMS INNOVATION

6.18.12
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.

9.28.11
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.

10.7.10
$10 Million NIH Quantum Grant Awarded to Interoperability Team
Led by Dr. Julian Goldman
.
Program designed to make quantum improvements in health
.

9.1.10
WGBH Podcast: Dr. Ron Dixon on The Callie Crossley Show - Communication Technologies And Healthcare

8.31.10
WBUR.org Podcast: Dr. Ron Dixon - 60 Percent Of Visits Could Happen Online

8.24.10
Health Affairs (abstract): Dr. Ron Dixon on Enhancing Primary Care Through Online Communication

8.16.10
Boston Globe: Prescription for primary care. Q&A with Dr. Ron Dixon, Mass. General internist urges online communication between physician and patient.

8.6.10
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.

8.6.10
Mass General Magazine: An Interview with David Judge, MD

7.27.10
Dr. Julian Goldman receives INCOSE Pioneer Award

10.9.09
Medical News Today: LiveData Wins SBIR Phase II Grant To Develop Integrated Clinical "Plug And Play" Environment For Patient Safety System

10.6.09
Healthcare IT News: The ICEMAN cometh, and it's plug-and-play

8.26.09
Princeton University: Undergrad wins $100,000 to expand iPhone app for diabetics

8.25.09
mobihealthnews: CIMIT awards diabetes iPhone app $100,000 grant

7.31.09
Mass High Tech: Five emerging sectors offer promise with new technologies

7.16.09
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

7.14.09
Columbia University's School of Engineering & Applied Science: Students Win CIMIT Prize

7.7.09
Julian M. Goldman, MD, Honored with Health Care Clinical Application Award

6.26.09
MIT News: PhD candidate wins $150K CIMIT prize

6.1.09
The Boston Globe
: The doctor will see you now online - Why your next physician's visit may be just a click away

2.25.09
Technology Review: The Doctor Kiosk. An automated health-care interface aims to streamline preventative screening

2.6.09
Mass High Tech: Health data kiosk replaces in-person doctor visits

12.29.08
The Boston Globe: Medical devices lag in iPod age. Patients' safety is at risk, experts say

12.01.08
Anesthesiology News: Model Contract Gives Momentum To Interoperability Movement

10.27.08
CIMIT, Intelesens Introduce Prototype of Monitoring Device

7.9.08
MIT Tech Review: "Plug and Play" Hospitals, Medical devices that exchange data could make hospitals safer.

1.18.08
Mass High Tech: Dr. Julian Goldman - Plug-and-play med devices could save lives

3.26.07
The New York Times: How to improve it? Ask those who use it.

3.12.07
Technology Review: Personalized Medical Monitors: John Guttag says using computers to automate some diagnostics could make medicine more personal

2.1.07
Anesthesiology News: ASA Panel on Medical Device Interoperability

2.1.07
Anesthesiology News: Once a Tech Fantasy, Plug-and-Play OR Edges Closer to Reality

GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

11.11.10
CIMIT-supported technology garners TIME/CNN acclaim for innovation:
The 50 Best Inventions of 2010 - NeoNurture Incubator

6.30.10
The New England Journal of Medicine Letter to the Editor in response to article: Newborn-Care Training and Perinatal Mortality in Developing Countries

6.7.10
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.

3.23.10
MedTech-IQ: Graduate Student Designs Cheap, Portable Wound-Healing Device

3.19.10
Technology Review: A Cheap, Portable Wound-Healing Device
After the Haiti earthquake, physicians tested a vacuum pump meant to speed healing.

10.14.09
Utne Reader Names Three Boston Residents as “Visionaries”
National Magazine Selects Dr. Kris Olson Among 50 People who are Changing the World

6.25.09
Neonatal Asphyxia Project Receives Top Honors at World Health Care Congress. CIMIT GHI Team’s vision applauded by Nobel Laureate Mohammad Yunus

5.19.09
CIMIT Global Health Initiative Program Leader Kristian Olson honored with President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and others in Scientific American Honor Roll

5.19.09
Scientific American: Scientific American 10 - Guiding Science for Humanity

3.16.09
Medical News Today: World Health Care Congress Focuses On Extremely Affordable Health Innovations

1.05.09
BBC Podcast: International on Car Part Incubators with Dr. Kris Olson - The Silent Tsunami

12.17.08
NECN SCI-TECH: Incubator designed to get better mileage in developing countries

12.16.08
New York Times: Looking Under the Hood and Seeing an Incubator

12.15.08
Boston Globe: He is 'The Man' of life-saving devices

10.05.07
Boston Business Journal: Transformed Toyotas can save lives -- as incubators

IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY

5.1.09
Mass High Tech: Disposable robot aims to guide way to biopsies

11.12.08
Robopsy Takes Top Award at ASME Innovation Showcase

10.8.08
Dr. Vosburgh is PI of Research Team that Wins SBIR Award

9.30.08
Digital HealthCare & Productivity.com: Open Source Research Tool

7.8.08
Advanced Imaging: Endoscopes Push Imaging Boundaries

5.8.07
Boston Globe: He develops robotics to assist surgery


INHALATION TECHNOLOGY

5.27.10
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

2.10.09
CIMIT Launches Inhalation Technology Program

1.16.09
CIMIT Names Leaders, Outlines Goals of New Inhalation Technology Program

9.28.08
CIMIT Launching Technology Platform for Inhalation Therapy with $1.5M in Seed Funds from Air Liquide

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

2.25.10
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

12.3.09
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

6.22.09
wbur.org: You Want To Take My What Out Of My Where? Hospitals Experiment With Orifice Surgery

7.28.08
MarketWatch: New England's Leading Innovators to Speak at IDEAS Boston 2008 Conference including David Rattner, MD

7.15.08
KTVU Channel 2: "A New Way to Perform Surgery"

5.15.08
Philadelphia Bulletin: Surgery Revolution

4.14.08
Newsweek: Open Wide. No, Wider. Are we ready for an era of 'natural-orifice surgery'?

2.25.08
Boston.com: CIMIT makes largest-ever grant for scar-free surgery

1.7.08
Boston Globe: Scar-free surgery. In new operation, doctors insert tools through natural orifices, keeping skin intact

7.13.07
Boston Business Journal: Novel NOTES causes docs to rethink incision decision

7.07
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News: Hype, Theories on NOTES Abound, But Where It Is All Headed Is Anyone’s Bet (PDF)           

3.7.07
Boston Magazine: Whole New Game Plan:
An ingenious injectible gel reinvents surgery for an injury that vexes young athletes

2.9.07
Mass High Tech: Surgeon makes 'gel gun' to heal female athletes' injuries

NEUROTECHNOLOGY

10.14.11
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.

1.3.10
Projo.com: A New Medical Relationship: Physicians, healers, botanicals

10.29.08
Live Science: Brain Zap Improves Dexterity

OPTICAL DIAGNOSTICS

5.19.09
BioOptics World: New CIMIT grants fund optics and photonics innovations among high-potential medical research projects

6.24.08
Channel 7 News Healthcast: Endoscopic imaging

SIMULATION

4.12.09
The Providence Journal: RISD people demonstrate what they do, including developing a life-like medical training mannequin.

12.08.08
Design News: Practice Makes Perfect
From life-sized, interactive mannequins to virtual reality systems, simulators are transforming medical training

12.26.07
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.

11.29.07
NECN Video: Dr. Steve Dawson, Simulation Program create simulated patients for Army trauma medical training

8.07
Simulation lab receives $2 million grant

8.06.07
VIRGIL, device developed in Simulation Program, lauded by Army general

TRAUMA & CASUALTY CARE, TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERS, PTSD, TBI & NEUROTRAUMA

3.15.10
Mark Pollack, MD, named Traumatic Stress Disorders Program Leader

2.15.10
Roger Pitman, MD, recognized by CIMIT community for his vision and leadership in founding the CIMIT PTSD Program

1.27.10
NewScientist: Drug could turn soldiers into super-survivors

10.1.09
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

9.18.09
CIMIT Statement on the Launching of the Home Base Program – a non-profit partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital

8.25.09
USAToday.com: Military rethinking 'golden hour' for injuries

2.24.09
Dr. Alam Elected as Mass. Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

3.19.07
CNN: Made-for-the-military products put brakes on bleeding

3.8.07
USA Today: Military prodded on brain injuries

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