Timothy H. Lucas, II, MD, PhD, has been awarded the 2017 Fellow in Leadership Award by Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.
Flavia Vitale, PhD, Awarded Cure Taking Flight Award for “A Tunable, Controllable Microarray for Mapping Epileptic Brain Networks”
Dr. Flavia Vitale has developed a new class of very small, flexible electrodes that can be independently controlled after they are implanted, allowing surgeons to safely map epileptic networks in the brain with high precision.
Next-Gen Electrodes: Proof-of-Concept Animal Study Shows That Flexible, Dissolvable Silicon Electronic Device Holds Promise for Brain Monitoring
From Penn Medicine in the News, 09-May-2016: “Flexible electrodes have been created that dissolve harmlessly inside the brain after use.”
On May 2, 2017, the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology, or Penn Health-Tech.