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Past GEM Projects

Since the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) Program began in 2014, this initiative has funded 32 GEM Projects. The GEM initiative has resulted in 243 publications and poster presentations, 32 patents, 7 startup companies, and numerous new collaborations between engineers, clinical faculty, and industry. Read more about the past GEM projects below. 

2020

MSight: Joint development of a mobile, head-mounted EEG/EOG brain computer interface to concurrently capture afferent and efferent visual dysfunction in people with MS

                                                                                

                        Jennifer Graves
                                     Tzzy-Ping Jung                          Masaki Nakanishi
        School of Medicine, Neuroscience            Institute for Neural Computation     Institute for Neural Computation                                                                                                                      

A 3D Printed Clip that Converts Average Smartphones into Blood Pressure Monitors with No Additional Electronics

                                                                             

            Edward Jay Wang                                        Alison A. Moore                               Tala al-Rousan
         School of Engineering                                   School of Medicine                           School of Medicine                                 Electrical and Computer Engineering       Geriatrics and Gerentology         Infectious Disease and Public Health

COVID-19 Rapid Response Awards

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GEM provided COVID-19 Rapid Response Awards to projects addressing the novel coronavirus. The GEM COVID-19 Rapid Response Awards funded projects are listed below. Read more about the COVID-19 Rapid Response Projects

Vacuum-Exhausted Isolation Locker (VEIL) to Facilitate Treatment of Respiratory Compromise from COVID-19 Infection

                                                                                            Timothy Morris, MD - Pulmonology (Lung) | UC San Diego Health
                                       James Friend                                                                            Timothy Morris 
 School of Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering           School of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Disposable Wearable for Tracking Vitals of COVID-19 ICU Patients
                                                                                            
                                        Robert Owens                                                                           Todd Coleman
                     School of Medicine, Sleep Medicine                                        School of Engineering, Bioengineering 
 

Customized Wearable Wireless Multimodal Sensor for Continuous and Remote Monitoring of COVID-19 Patients

                                                                                                              
                                          Jinghong Li                                                                                 Sheng Xu 
                  School of Medicine, Pulmonology             School of Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Immunomodulatory Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels for Treating COVID-19 Lung and Systemic Inflammation

                                                                                              

                                Karen Christman                                                                          Mark Hepokoski
                School of Engineering, Bioengineering                                School of Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care

Mobile Tele-Health Robot System to Improve Healthcare Safety and Patient Well-Being

                      

         Laurel Riek                                     Leslie Oyama                          Alan Card                           Lesley Wilson
School of Engineering                           School of Medicine          School of Medicine                UCSD Health
Computer Science and Engineering     Emergency Medicine            Pediatrics 

Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk Assessment following COVID-19 Infection

                

         David Kruman                          Jeff Omens                         Kurt Hoffmayer                         Gordon Ho
      School of Medicine                School of Medicine          School of Medicine                  School of Medicine 
            Cardiology                               Cardiology                           Cardiology                              Cardiology

Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk Assessment following COVID-19 Infection

                

         Michael Barrow                    Shanglei Liu                      Sonia Ramamoorthy                Ryan Kastner
      School of Engineering         School of Medicine            School of Medicine              School of Medicine 
        Computer Science                     Surgery                                 Surgery                            Computer Science 

Personalized Mental Wellness Platform for Clinicians

                                       

        Jyoti Mishra                           Steve Koh                        Dhakshi Ramanathan              Sujit Dey
      School of Medicine            School of Medicine            School of Medicine              School of Medicine 
        Psychiatry                                Psychiatry                               Psychiatry                       Psychiatry

2019

 Real-time monitoring of phage therapy pharmacodynamics

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Point-of-Care Electrochemical Immunoassay for TB Diagnosis

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Understanding of the Pathophysiology of Wounds from peripheral artery disease (PAD) in Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Personalized assessment of left atrial thrombosis risk by computational fluid dynamics

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School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology         Jacobs School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical                                                                                                                   and Aerospace Engineering

Development of an Injectable Biomaterial for Dysphagia Rehabilitation

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A Demixable Adherence-independent Non-contact In-bed Sensor for Heart Failure Biomarkers

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Read more about the 2019 GEM award recipients here.

2018

Electricidal Urinary Catheter–Preventing Spread of Infectious Diseases within the Urinary Tract

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Developing Methods to Optimize Accuracy, Efficiency, and Safety in Telerobotic Surgery

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Reengineering Monocytes from Peripheral Blood for Immunotherapy Targeting Pancreatic Cancer

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Next-generation Spinal Cord Neuro-electronic Interface Implant for the Potential Treatment of Paralysis

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Read more about the 2018 GEM award recipients here.

2017

Development of a Magnetic Nanosensor-based Assay for Real-time Non-invasive Quantification of Protein and Nucleic Acid Biomarkers in Preterm Birth—Point-of-care Testing for Early Identification of Patients at Risk for Pregnancy Complications

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Low-dose CT-based Method for Detection of Subclinical Anthracycline-induced Cardiotoxicity

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Steerable Tip Microcatheter Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms

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Optical Pressure Sensor for Measuring Intraocular Pressure for Keratoprosthesis Patients and Glaucoma Patients

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Read more about the 2017 GEM award recipients here.

2016

Compressed Sensing Image Acquisition and Processing for Single Photon Emission Tomograph

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Disposable, 3-D Printable Endoscope

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Injectable Biomaterial for Treating Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Battery-free Wireless Wearable Sensors for Sleep Monitoring

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Read more about the 2016 GEM award recipients here.

2015

Micropower Integrated Nano-engineered Retinal Interface

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Solution: Development of Patient-specific Indices of Left-ventricular Blood Stasis by Echocardiographic Imaging and Analyses of Intraventricular Flow

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Development of a Non-Invasive Quantitative Tool to Detect and Localize Human Ventricular Fibrillation Mechanisms

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Continuous and Direct Intraocular Pressure Monitoring via Fluid-sensitive 3D Photonic Crystal Implants

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Read more about the 2015 GEM award recipients here.

2014

Smartphone-Based Biosensor to Monitor pH and Pulmonary Exacerbation Biomarkers in Patients with CF

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Douglas Conrad, MD 
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Drew Hall, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Jacobs School of Engineering 

 

 


Molecular Biosensors and Machineries for the Engineering and Imaging of T Cell Activities for Immunotherapy for Multiple Myeloma

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Xiangdong Xu, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
UC San Diego

 

Yingxiao Wang, PhD
Bioengineering 
Jacobs School of Engineering 

 

 


Read more about the 2014 GEM award recipients here.

Read more about the past GEM recipients here.