Category Archives: Grants

NIH New Innovator Award

Professor Hendon was one of 49 junior faculty members awarded the 2014 NIH New Innovator Award for her grant proposal High Resolution Imaging of the Myocardium.  The award will provide $2.4 million over five years, with $1.5 million in direct funds.  This will allow Prof Hendon and her group to work towards their goals of developing high resolution optical coherence tomography catheters to assess tissue remodeling and evaluation of interventional therapies.

Columbia SEAS write-up

NSF Grant Award

Prof. Christine Fleming received a two year  Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) award from the NSF. The objective of this BRIGE proposal is to develop high-resolution optical imaging and image analysis for diagnosis of diseases and therapy monitoring  of the heart muscle. The aims of the project are 1) characterizing human myocardium ex vivo with optical coherence tomography imaging,  2) development of automated image processing algorithms for tissue classification, and 3) broadening participation in STEM fields through outreach to NYC high school students.