Interdisciplinary Training and Career Development
To attract and train bright and talented researchers, the NIBIB provides support in a broad range of training programs. These include disciplinary programs to support and bridge areas of NIBIB relevance, multidisciplinary programs to promote the clinical translation of emerging technology, and interdisciplinary programs to train a new cadre of researchers working at the intersection of the biological and physical sciences. These programs are designed to support researchers throughout the career continuum, increase the number of clinician-scientists, and enhance the participation of underrepresented populations in biomedical imaging and bioengineering research.
Learn more about NIBIB Training and Career Development programs at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers.
Low-Cost Spirometer In the category of Technology to Aid Underserved Populations and Individuals with Disabilities the winning project, Low-Cost Spirometer, addressed the lack of devices to measure lung function for the diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory diseases in the developing world. Andrew Brimer, Abigail Cohen, Braden Eliason, Olga Neyman, and Charles Wu from Washington University in St. Louis designed a fluidic oscillating spirometer that costs under $10. The device offers a significant cost reduction compared with traditional spirometers costing $1,000-$2,000, without compromising accuracy or precision. With respiratory diseases like COPD on the rise, the durable low-cost spirometer could improve healthcare in the developing as well as the developed world. For more information on DEBUT visit: www.nibib.nih.gov/Training/UndergradGrad/debut