Coulter Briefs

Briefer items of interest to the UVA-Coulter community

    Springbok Analytics' New Round of Funding

    April 09, 2021

    Exciting funding news from Springbok Analytics, the company founded to advance the imaging research of professors of biomedical engineering Silvia Blemker and Craig Meyer and professor of education Joe Hart. The team has linked up with TitletownTech on a round of funding to enable Springbok to grow the world’s most extensive muscle database for large-scale analytics to address a wide variety of significant muscle conditions and impairments. Read the press release HERE.

    Telehealth is the Theme of the 2021 Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge

    March 30, 2021

    The Boston Scientific 6th Annual Connected Patient Challenge launched on March 1, 2021. This year’s theme is “Telehealth: Improving Patient Care & Connectivity while Closing the Gap in Healthcare Disparities.” Boston Scientifi says this challenge is a regularly occurring, community building initiative designed to encourage early-stage clinician, scientist, and engineer entrepreneurs. Because of the focus, there is no cash prize, but a prize purse of $25,000 worth of in-kind services to support the winners and expert coaching for finalists and semifinalists.

    Improving Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: New Coulter Award

    October 12, 2020

    Hossack Lab has been awarded $97K from the UVA-Coulter Partnership for "Super resolution molecular imaging for improved prostate cancer diagnostic performance."  Our proposal addresses new methods of ultrasound parameter setting and signal processing to yield approximately five fold improvement in resolution for ultrasound imaging combined with imaging of molecular signature of cancer.


    Co-Inventor of One of the Most Prescribed HIV Drugs Joins HemoShear

    October 23, 2019

    HemoShear Therapeutics Appoints Brian A. Johns, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer

    HemoShear Therapeutics, LLC, a privately held biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing drugs for metabolic disorders, has appointed Brian A. Johns, PhD, as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Johns joins the company following a prolific 20-year career with GSK, where he co-invented Tivicay® (dolutegravir), one of the most widely prescribed antivirals for HIV in the world. Dr. Johns also discovered an investigational drug called cabotegravir, the first long-acting HIV treatment, which is under FDA review.

    Coulter Director is Committed to Training the Next Generation of Inventors

    August 08, 2019

    Bio-Med TechGirls is the brainchild of UVA Coulter Program Director David Chen and K-12 STEM educator Kim Wilkens. Now in its sixth year, the program brings teen girls to UVA Engineering and the School of Medicine for a week of behind-the-scenes lab tours, guest speakers, hands-on computer science learning and a design challenge to create technology to assist disabled children.

    Teen girls challenged with creating technology for disabled children (CBS 19 News Story)


    FDA grants de novo for the HemoSonics’ Quantra® QPlus® System

    April 24, 2019

    This Revolutionary Diagnostic Provides Unique Information for Assessing Coagulation at the Point of Care; Now Commercially Available in US

    2019 Call for Proposals

    February 19, 2019

    Application Deadline is Thursday April 25, 2019.  2019 Coulter Request for Proposals (PDF)

    PROGRAM: The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Partners Program supports collaborative translational research projects in the field to Biomedical Engineering. The goal of this program is to provide funding to develop translational research projects that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care. Examples of desirable outcomes include improved diagnosis and treatment of disease through new medical devices, new biomarkers, new therapeutic targets, and/or new clinical adoption of existing tools. Although not required, most projects will result in commercial partnerships, new intellectual property and startup companies. Both short-term and long-term/high-risk projects are eligible. On average, the Program supports 6-8 projects and invests over $800,000 of project funds every year.

    ELIGIBILITY: Permanent, full-time, tenure-track faculty in the professorial ranks (assistant, associate, full).