MIT linQ updates April 2020

Catalyst Europe 2020 recruiting just closed, stay tuned for an announcement of Fellows from network nodes in Madrid, Erlangen, and Debrecen. The program will launch as scheduled in May, rapidly adapting to new travel and collaboration limitations. Learn about this new initiative to bring MIT linQ to the EIT Health Campus pillar. IMPACT Fall 2020 application is now open through May 30, this opportunity is open to … Read More

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism for non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.  American Heart Association (AHA) … Read More

Catalyst EU now recruiting Fellows

MIT linQ is collaborating with a consortium of European organizations to run Catalyst Europe 2020, a fellowship program focused on creating impact from biomedical research. The program supports talented PhD students, postdocs, and clinicians to identify and evaluate unmet medical needs, build multi-professional teams to design solutions and plan research projects that show strong potential for healthcare impact, in collaboration with … Read More

The 12 Days of MIT linQ

We looked back at our newsletters from 2019 and found an impressive compilation of accomplishments by our community. Did we miss yours? Send it to linqnews@mit.edu and we will include it in the next edition. Always feel free to share with us publications, awards, recognitions, career milestones, and career opportunities!—Amanda and Eric 12 publications in scientific and medical journals IMPACT 2017B faculty … Read More

SPARC at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center brings IMPACT principles and expertise to undergraduates

On Wednesday nights this past July you would have found 10 IMPACT alumni—William Chen, Rob Knoerl, Khansa Sidahmed, Pere Dosta Pons, Nic Schwarz, Latrice Landry, Amanda Bolgioni-Smith, Filiz Yetisir, Collette Ncube and Dennis Jones—at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This wasn’t the typical IMPACT program: instead of working with PhD trainees and postdoctoral researchers on why their research matters, these IMPACT … Read More

MIT linQ Announces 2019 Class of IDEA² Global

14 international teams developing new biomedical technologies Teams win seven-month innovation training and project mentoring from innovators at MIT and other world-class institutions New technologies for a range of unmet medical needs, including a painless microneedle patch for treating pediatric asthma and novel immuno-oncology therapies for gastrointestinal cancers Reach now even more global than past editions, with teams hailing from … Read More

From M+Visión to Reality: PlenOptika

PlenOptika’s QuickSee uses innovative wavefront aberrometry technology to make vision measurements in 10 seconds. What is the sum of MIT, Comunidad de Madrid, and an unmet need for better global vision care? One answer is PlenOptika, a startup medical device company that emerged from the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium. The M+Visión program was a 5-year collaborative program in which Fellows from … Read More

IDEA² Global Program Chair Dr Mercedes Balcells-Camps Selected for MIT Excellence Award

Dr Mercedes Balcells-Camps, Program Chair of IDEA² Global, was selected for the MIT Excellence Award for Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives. She will be recognized at a special ceremony at MIT on Thursday, March 21.  IMES Director and longtime collaborator of Dr Balcells-Camps Dr Elazer Edelman made the announcement to the IMES community in a letter highlighting her achievements (see below). … Read More

MIT linQ announces 2018 class of IDEA² Global

14 international teams developing new biomedical technologies Teams win 7-month innovation training and project mentoring from innovators at MIT and other world-class institutions New technologies for a range of unmet medical needs, including veterans’ hearing loss, cancer screening, and obesity Reach grows to include teams from Ireland and Tunisia CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, 31 MAY 2018—MIT linQ, an international biomedical technology innovation … Read More