Brown biomedical engineering graduate students Gozde Durmus, Kim Kummer '11, and Erik Taylor were one of ten graduate student teams to win the Prize for Primary Healthcare Award (Phase I) from the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT). The title of their project is "Using Nano-material Science to Inhibit Medical Device Infections".
“This is an outstanding achievement,” said Associate Professor Thomas Webster, “and places
Brown among the top biomedical programs in the country.” Webster serves as the
advisor to the three students on the research.
The award is for innovative technology ideas to improve the quality and efficiency of primary care in
medicine. The Brown team was selected out of 76 applicants from 38 of the top
engineering programs in the country. The goal of the competition is to
stimulate the development of innovative technology to serve the needs of the
frontlines of healthcare.