KP Smith wins an "Outstanding Abstract Award" otherwise known as the OAA, for his experimental work on the inoculum effect.
The award description on the ASM Microbe 2018 awards website: "Sponsored by ASM and determined by the ASM Microbe Program Committee, these awards highlight outstanding abstracts presented by students, residents, or medical/clinical fellows. All abstracts submitted by the deadline will be considered for these awards. Awards will include a cash prize of $200."
Our Gram stain artificial intelligence platform was selected as a competitor in the 2018 Stat Madness Competition.
Work from our laboratory was selected as a competitor in the 2018 Stat Madness Competition. This bracket style national competition will allow voters to choose among important medical innovations developed at selected medical centers and universities across the United States. Our artificial intelligence-based-platform named Technologist Assist allows automatic imaging and interpretation of Gram stain results and ultimately will provide assisted laboratory diagnostic capabilities at near or remote sites.
Please vote for our work at the Stat Madness website: www.statnews.com/feature/stat-madness/bracket/
Congratulations to Thea Brennan-Krohn on being awarded a five year K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award by the National Institutes of Health!
The laboratory has been fortunate to participate in Harvard Catalyst Reactor Program through the "Big Ideas, Small Features” Pilot Grant Award. A description of the program was recently published last week in Harvard Medical School news titled "Catalyzing Research Innovation."
A description of the supported work can be found at: "Reactor Program Awards Eight New Pilot Grants: Supports researchers with novel solutions to major clinical challenges."
Thea was awarded an Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Research Grant to study antimicrobial synergy against multidrug-resistant pathogens!
"These grants are for research relevant to clinical laboratory science, clinical pathology, and laboratory medicine. Proposed research may be clinical, translational, basic science, quality improvement, and/or regulatory.
As this grant program is designed for young investigators, grant recipients must either be in training (residency and/or clinical or research fellowship) OR less than three years after their first faculty appointment (any level) at the time of application" . (quoted from: http://www.aclps.org/grant.html)
In the past, there have been only three such awards given nationally in a given year.
Congratulations to KP Smith on being award an NRSA F32 postdoctoral fellowship..
Our work cited in FDA Public Workshop on Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance: Addressing Challenges of Diagnostic Devices, September 13, 2017
In her presentation on "Efforts and Resources for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance," Dr. Jean Patel,, Science Lead, ARX Unit,, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, describes potential use of digital dispensing inkjet technology for establishing on-demand MIC testing at ALRN labs. Dr. Patel's slide presentation is available from the FDA website.
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