Gow Arepally, MD, associate professor of medicine (Hematology) and pathology, is part of a team that received an inaugural MEDx Pilot Project Funding Program Award, which is designed to stimulate new collaborations, or support a new effort in an existing collaboration, between faculty from the Pratt School of Engineering and the School of Medicine.
Dr. Arepally's collaborators are Neal Simmons, PhD, Gendell Family Associate Professor of the Practice, and Hadley Cocks, D.Sc, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science. Their project is "Development of a miniaturized apheresis device for research and pediatric use."
To be considered, a proposal was required to have a principal investigator from Pratt and the School of Medicine to lead a program of research in the area of “Diagnostics and Devices.” In addition to significant input from each school, each proposal had to identify a plan for obtaining external funding upon completion of the pilot phase.
MEDx received 29 outstanding applications to the Request for Proposals from a diverse array of departments in Medicine and Engineering. The six teams selected will each receive $50,000 in support.