News Release 

Buschmann and Ross receive funding for capstone project design

George Mason University

Grant Announcement

Michael Buschmann, Department Chair and Professor, Bioengineering, and Shani Ross, Associate Chair/Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, have received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop a senior-year capstone course and summer clinical immersion program for bioengineering students.

The researchers aim to accomplish three things via this effort.

First, they will establish a multidisciplinary summer clinical immersion program, leading into the Bioengineering capstone course, at three clinical centers: INOVA Fairfax Medical Campus, Children's National Medical Center, and Georgetown University Medical Center.

Second, they will integrate Nursing, Health Informatics, and Health Administration students and faculty into Bioengineering Design teams (students) and advisory groups (faculty).

Finally, in a real-world clinical context, they will apply the new curriculum's foundation of multiyear design and courses in i) Clinical Medicine and ii) Intellectual Property, Regulatory Concepts, Product Development, responding to newly identified clinical needs.

The researchers received $198,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for this project. Funding began in August 2020 and will end in late May 2025.


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