Technology Enabled Health

Flinn Foundation funds Arizona research teams to drive discoveries into clinical settings

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Flinn Foundation

Ten research teams from three Arizona institutions have been awarded $100,000 each from the Flinn Foundation Seed Grants to Promote Translational Research Program to help turn their findings into viable treatments and diagnostics.

Women to Watch in Medicine and Science – Kristen Renner, PhD

Dr. Kristen Renner
UAZ Med Phoenix

Kristen Renner, PhD, has spent her career exploring ways to help athletes not only recover from injuries, but, if possible, avoid them. A biomedical engineer by training, Dr. Renner serves as the director of biomechanics at the Banner Sports Medicine High Performance Center and is a research assistant professor in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Her hope is to optimize sports recovery for amateur and professional athletes alike.

College Of Medicine – Tucson Researchers Tackle Immune Rejection Of Biomedical Implants

College of Medicine -- Tucson
UArizona Health Sciences

Biomedical implants, such as breast implants and pacemakers, improve patient health and quality of life but may be rejected as foreign bodies. Suppressing production of an immune protein could reduce this risk.

UArizona Scientists Investigate New Frontiers of Sound with $30M Center

New Frontiers of Sound UA
UA News

The National Science Foundation has granted the University of Arizona $30 million over five years to establish a new NSF Science and Technology Center. The New Frontiers of Sound Science and Technology Center, which comes with an additional $30 million funding option over the following five years, will bring together researchers working in topological acoustics.