Burke awarded engineering research grant

February 14, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Front row, left to right: Med students Molly Fausone, Aisling Zhao, Ilana Fisher, and Nico Gomez. Back row: Med student Lauren Phillips, David Burke, Ph.D., and David Lorch, Ph.D.

Congratulations to David Burke, Ph.D., who was awarded the Fall 2016 Small Grant For Technology to Support Health Management and Independence from the U-M Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center.

Burke along with David Lorch, Ph.D., both from the U-M Department of Human Genetics, are working collaboratively with a group of second-year medical students. The research team will explore ways to develop novel, low-cost mobile digital technology for medical and nursing students who have limited mobility. The technology will focus on making medical equipment accessible to support these students so they are able to train with patients in clinical settings.

The Spring 2017 TIKTOC RERC Small Grants call for proposals is now open. Applications are due on March 8.

Proposals are sought for apps, games or other types of innovative mobile technology that could improve the lives of adolescents and young adults with disabilities as they transition to managing their health care needs independently. The Small Grants website provides more information and a link to the application site.

The RERC is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research – NIDILRR grant number 90RE5012. NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Website: http://cthi.medicine.umich.edu/projects/tiktoc-rerc/small-grants