Imlay Innovation Grant

2018 Awardees

Design Development, and Evaluation of a Flexible and Steerable Robotic Monopolar Electrocautery Probe for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Georgia Tech: Jaydev Desai, PhD, Shreyes Melkote, PhD
Children’s:  Joshua Chern, MD, PhD
Award Amount: $124,983

Ultrathin, Comfortable, Mulitfunctional Biopatch for Safe and Effective Care of Neonatal and Infant Health Conditions
Georgia Tech: Woon-Hong Yeo, PhD
Children’s: Kevin Maher, MD
Award Amount: $125,000

2017 Awardees

Design and Development of Pressure Ulcer Prevention System (PUPS) for Infants
Georgia Tech: Sundaresan Jayaraman, PhD, Sungmee Park, MFA
Children’s:  Matt Paden, MD, Jana Stockwell, MD
Award Amount: $124,942

DESIGNING CANCER CARE FOR KIDS, BY KIDS: Engaging Patients and Their Families in Creating More Efficient Patient Centered Care
Georgia Tech: Megan Denham, Shane Owens
Children’s: Karen Wasilewski-Masker, MD, Jordan Marchak, PhD
Award Amount: $124,989

An innovative CVL cap sleeve to prevent CLABSI in pediatric oncology and BMT patients with central venous catheters
Georgia Tech: Scott Hollister, PhD
Children’s: Joanna Newton, MD
Award Amount: $75,000 (jointly funded by Imlay Innovation Fund and Friends Research Fund)

About the Imlay Innovation Fund
The Imlay Innovation Fund is intended solely to support collaborative activities and pediatric innovation and discovery efforts between Georgia Tech and Children’s, focusing on practical steps that will lead to clinical impact as well as potential commercial opportunities.

The Imlay Innovation fund will support two collaborative grant programs:

  • Quick Wins, a novel program that allows Children’s clinicians and clinical administrative leaders to bring problems that impact care delivery to the attention of scientists and engineers at Georgia Tech to help develop technology-based solutions to improve pediatric health care.
  • Innovation Grant: a program to help bridge the gap following proof to concept, giving investigators the ability to collect data, complete further proof-of-concept studies or produce prototypes for testing in order to advance a solution to the next stage of development.