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The CoE teams will receive seed grants and abundant logistical aid from the ADVANCE program to help them apply for external support based on their funded research. 

Chen’s research aims to slash the number of deaths from lack of viable kidney transplant matches and to drive down the number of failed kidney transplants. 

Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Yu Chen is working with a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to partner with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake improvements in the clinical performance of pulse oximeters. 

Cornelison, Gao, Jiménez, and Kulkarni become UMass ADVANCE Fellows working to improve the equity, inclusion, and success of faculty members in engineering. 

Sun’s grant will enhance brain organids, which are powerful tools to study fundamental mechanisms underlying human brain development and neurological disorders. 

Two talented young faculty members, Xiaohui "Frank" Zhang and Joyita Dutta, are joining the faculty of the UMass Biomedical Engineering Department. 

Cathal Kearney, an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, and his research team have been awarded a grant of $1.91 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).