First Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine in the Nation

In 2011, Children's premiered the first Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine in the nation. This effort is lead in conjunction with Emory, Georgia Tech and Morehouse. Nanotechnology is the science of manipulating materials, structures and devices at the molecular level. Nanomedicine uses this technology to diagnose, treat and cure damaged tissue or disease.

The Center for Pediatric Nanotechnology is committed to developing nanomedicine to its full potential. The center's researchers study and engineer nanotechnology to develop effective, therapeutic nanomedicine. Because it can be applied to many pediatric diseases and conditions, nanomedicine has the potential to profoundly improve—if not completely revolutionize—the treatment, care and ultimate cure of childhood diseases and conditions. Areas of focus include:

  • Pediatric Heart Disease and Thrombosis
  • Infectious Disease
  • Cancer
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis

The biomedical engineering faculty members who are involved in the CPN activities include: Dr. Wilbur Lam, biomedical engineer; Barbara Boyan, professor and Price Gilbert Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering and associate dean for research; Niren Murthy, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Michael Davis, assistant professor of biomedical engineering; Phil Santangelo, assistant professor of biomedical engineering; Shuming Nie, professor and the Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering; Thomas Barker, assistant professor of biomedical engineering; and Ravi Bellamkonda, professor and associate vice president for research.

The Children's Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine is led by MG Finn, PhD, and is an integral component of the overall research "center map" that represents all the areas of focus Children's, Emory, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse are building for the future of child health research.

For more information, please contact Dr. Finn at mgfinn@gatech.edu or 404-385-0906.

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