Wednesday October 29, 2008

Prof. Grinstaff wins CIMIT Annual Award

Mark Grinstaff has received this year's Edward M. Kennedy Award for Healthcare Innovation from CIMIT as part of the CIMIT Cancer Advanced Technology Team. CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology) is a non- profit consortium of Boston teaching hospitals and engineering schools, whose mission is to foster interdisciplinary translational research collaborations among world-class experts in medicine, science and engineering, in concert with industry and government, to rapidly improve patient care. The Kennedy award is CIMIT's only annual award and is the single highest honor they offer. Collaborating with Mark are Yolonda Colson, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, and John Frangioni, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. They are working on the fusion of sentinel lymph node mapping (using novel infrared fluorescence imaging) with polymer-based drug delivery (using nanotechnology) to develop a translational approach to regionally treat metastatic cancer in the lymph nodes.

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