BME student receives funding to help fight cancer

Nicole Blumenfeld

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. candidate Nicole Blumenfeld recently received funding for a proposal to create a portable, easy-to-use device to monitor the progression of cancer, which will allow for less invasive testing and more personalized treatments. Blumenfeld conducts research in the Molecular and Microscale Bioengineering Lab with Professor Sam Sia.
 
In addition to funding, the program provides a two-year interdisciplinary curriculum specifically designed to prepare Ph.D. candidates for a career in academic research in the field of precision medicine. Additional training is provided in the form of related coursework, various seminars and colloquia, and a professional externship.
 
The funding comes courtesy of the TRANSFORM TL1 Precision Medicine Training Program by Columbia Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, part of the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program which has supported research, training, and mentoring at Columbia since 2006.


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