2014 Coulter Call for Proposals

Application materials are now available for the 2014-2015 Coulter Program. Applications are due no later than March 3, 2014. Please see the "Apply to the Program" page for more information and the application materials.


U-M - Coulter Success Stories

U-M BME applauds the successes of the Coulter Translational Research Partnership in a feature publication that highlights a small sample of the successful innovations born of this unique partnership. The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and the University of Michigan College of Engineering and School of Medicine have created a $20 million endowment to support collaborative research between biomedical engineers and clinicians aimed at developing technologies that improve patient care.


2013 - 2014 Current Funded Projects:

James Ashton-Miller, PhD, William Chey, MD
"Digital Manometry: A Disposable, Point-of-Service Device to Diagnose Dyssynergic Defectation" Second year of funding – 2013 funding: $107,806; funding to date $207,540

Joseph Bull, PhD, William Weitzel III MD
“Radio Frequency Decorrelation Based Vascular Ultrasound Device” Second year of funding – 2013 funding: $90,480; funding to date $200,480

Paul Cederna, MD
“Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Devices for Fine Control of Prosthetic Limbs” $119,790

Parag Patil, MD, PhD
“Advanced Intraoperative Neural Targeting System for Human Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery” Second year of funding – 2013 funding: $77,000; funding to date $177,000

Steve Schwendeman, PhD, Elif Oral, MD
“Organic Solvent-Free Microencapsulation of Liraglutide GLP-1 Receptor Agonist in Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) for Development of a 1-Month GLP-1 Injectable Depot” $103,047

Susan Shore, MD, PhD, Gregory Basura, MD
“Combined Auditory-Somatosensory Stimulation to Alleviate Tinnitus” $70,498

John Younger, MD, MS
“Two-Particle Seperation for Simplified Cell Isolation” $98,379