College Grants & Sponsored Programs

Biomedical Engineering Team Awarded Grant from NIH for Enhanced Capstone

Publication Date
2019 Summer Clinical Immersion Program

$205,675: NIH Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)

SCIP, HOP & JUMP: Summer Clinical Immersion Program, Hands on Prototyping, and Jump-starting Design Projects towards Translation
Project Team: Jennifer Currey, associate professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering; Shane Cotter, associate professor and chair of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering; and Sudhir Khetan, assistant professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering

This project will advance Union’s enhanced biomedical engineering senior capstone experience. The initiative comprises an immersive summer clinical immersion experience at Albany Medical College (AMC), in partnership with Amy Johnson ’80, entrepreneur-in-residence at the AMC Biomedical Accelerator and Commercialization Center (BACC). After spending eight intensive weeks shadowing medical doctors and surgeons on a “problem-finding” mission, students return to campus and work in teams through and expanded two-course senior capstone design experience, designing and prototyping solutions to medical problems, followed by translation/commercialization exploration with BACC and industry mentors.