MUSC and Simens Healthineers

Joint Development Grant

MUSC-Siemens Ultrasound Pilot Project Grant

KEY DATES

RFA Released: December 7, 2020
Applications Due: 5 PM EST, January 15, 2021
Earliest Anticipated Project Start Date: March 1st, 2021

OVERVIEW

This RFA solicited grant applications proposing novel, advanced, or enhanced uses of Siemens ultrasound technology. Co-sponsored by the MUSC Office of Innovation, Siemens Healthineers, and South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research (SCTR) Institute, this RFA provides one grant of up to $50,000 for a 12-month period in funding and access to Siemens technology, supporting an ultrasound-related pilot project designed to yield preliminary findings to expand clinical utility of a technology, support subsequent extramural grant applications, and/or result in joint product or service development.
 

APPLICATION REVIEW

Applications were reviewed by a panel including scientific/technical evaluators, members from an external review board comprising MUSC and Siemens representatives, and Office of Innovation leadership.

GRANT RECIPIENT

Congratulations to Dr. Nagraj Kasi, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Gastroenterology, and recipient of the co-sponsored MUSC-Siemens Ultrasound Pilot Project Grant. Dr. Kasi will receive $50,000 to evaluate ultrasound shear wave elastography as a non-invasive point of care tool in children with Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver disease. The grant mechanism is intended to yield preliminary findings that expand clinical utility of a Siemens ultrasound technology, support subsequent extramural grant applications, and/or result in joint product or service development.

 

CONTACT

Dayan Ranwala, Ph.D., Associate Director, SCTR Pilot Project Program and Team Science Program, ranwala@musc.edu