Forming new connections

The Center for Medical and Engineering Innovation (CMEI) fosters interdisciplinary research through multiple initiatives that engage Ohio State faculty, staff, trainees, students and extramural entities whose focus is to expand innovation and impact at the intersection of medicine and engineering.

Research activities include:

  • Organized lectures with tours of research facilities and equipment demonstrations to increase personnel familiarization with resources on campus.
  • Workshops for attendees to gain additional laboratory equipment or software expertise.
  • Collaborative interactions with existing Ohio State departments, centers, and institutes to expand utilization of resources in new and ongoing research endeavors.

CMEI recognizes that major advancements in medicine will involve a multitude of engineering-related disciplines such as nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. Engineers working in concert with health professionals will alter the landscape for patient care. New developments are broadly expected in areas including advanced therapeutics (e.g. targeted drug delivery) and diagnostics (e.g. biosensors) as well as implantable and wearable devices. CMEI strives to facilitate innovative solutions and transformative applications such as these in medicine by promoting local collaborative efforts between physicians and engineers.

If you’re interested in collaborating with CMEI on a research project or educational activity, please submit this electronic form.

Launching innovative projects

Apply for up to $30,000 in Pilot Grant Program by 12/10/2020

The CMEI pilot grant program seeks applications to support collaborations between Ohio State colleges that initiate promising ventures at the medicine-engineering interface. Proposed research projects must involve at least one faculty member from the College of Medicine and one faculty member from the College of Engineering. These collaborations test innovative approaches (ideas, technologies, devices) directed at basic or clinically relevant biomedical research. Our program funds $25,000 grants to assist faculty in obtaining preliminary data that can lead to a collaborative grant application for the NIH, or another agency or foundation, or lead to an entrepreneurial endpoint such as a patent. For details on to apply, download the PDF instructions.

Additionally, in partnership with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), pilot grant awardees will be eligible to apply for a CCTS voucher for up to $5000 funding support towards Ohio State University or a Nationwide Children’s Hospital core service(s) that are part of the CCTS voucher program. These may include secure fee-based core services for services from CDME, DDDS or expert consultation services (such as biostatistics) with the ultimate goal of furthering clinical and translational research. For details on to apply, download the PDF instructions.

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