• Dr. Davis Awarded R01 “Peg Hydrogels for Progenitor Cell Delivery”

    January 30, 2018

    Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and effective diagnostic and treatment options are greatly needed. Cell therapy trials show promise, but still require new strategies to improve efficacy. We propose that delivery of cells within a modular, biodegradable hydrogel with cardiac ligands will improve transplanted cell therapy efficacy leading to improved function.

  • Dr. Hyacinith Awarded RO1 “Mechanism of Cerebral Vaculopahty and Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease”

    January 30, 2018

    A 2015 HeRO pilot awardee, Dr. Hyacinith's initial proposal "In vivo imaging and identification of cerebral vasculopathy in murine sickle cell disease" lead to data supporting his most recent RO1 award.    

  • Dr. Cho Receives 2017 Technology Innovation Award

    January 22, 2018

    Each spring Emory's Office of Technology Transfer hosts a "Celebration of Technology and Innovation" to honor successful ventures from the past year.  Dr. Hee Cheol Cho has received the 2017 Innovation award for his discovery of the Messenger RNA-based…

  • Emory to Join Stem Cell-based Trial

    December 05, 2017

    The objective of the ELPIS Trial is to advance the clinical application of MSCs in the treatment of HLHS patients and to potentially uncover the mechanism by which MSCs can improve ventricular function in this unique patient subset. In Phase…

  • HeROs Awarded Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Grant

    November 04, 2017

    Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta have been using space-simulation machines to enhance the ability of pluripotent stem cells to turn into cardiac muscle cells. Now they – or the cells they've…

  • Dr. Cho Receives Hidden Gem Award

    October 25, 2017

    Each year, the School of Medicine honors faculty in a variety of categories for the excellence of their work, teaching, distinguished service, mentoring, and leadership. The Coulter Department awardees are: Hee Cheol Cho, Urowsky-Sahr Scholar in Pediatric Bioengineering and associate…

  • New Heart Gives Georgia Two-Year Old a Second Chance at Life

    October 02, 2017

    Two-year-old Kinsley Keeling lives like she's making up for lost time.  "Her enjoyment of life is so pure, and so exuberant, all the time," says Mary Beth Keeling, Kinsley's mother.  Keeling says it's almost as…

  • Engineering Research Center Will Help Expand Use of Therapies Based on Living Cells

    September 18, 2017

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $20 million to a consortium of universities to support a new engineering research center (ERC) that will work closely with industry and clinical partners to develop transformative tools and technologies for the consistent,…