Duke Design Health Fellows Program (2019-2020)

This Bass Connections project was implemented in three sequential phases of identification, invention and implementation. Through a partnership with the Duke Heart Center, teams of fellows were immersed in a clinical environment and used structured ethnography tools to collect unmet patient needs (identification phase). These needs were then analyzed and screened using market analyses, intellectual property assessments and other tools before transitioning to concept generation. In the second half of the program, hundreds of concepts were generated, screened and prototyped to produce a strong product (invention phase). The team then developed business, regulatory, reimbursement, clinical and manufacturing plans to implement the product (implementation phase).

Team members Len Assakul, Pratik Doshi, Anish Nigade and Kelly Yang received a 2020 Bass Connections Student Research Award. This group will continue working on ArchGuard, a novel cerebral deflection device that helps prevent stroke in patients with aortic stenosis, a degeneration and calcification of the heart valves.

Timing

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

This Team in the News

COVID-19 Engineering Response Team Assembles from Every Corner of Duke

Meet the Winners of the 2020 Bass Connections Student Research Awards

 

Image: Courtesy of Duke Heart Center Twitter account

Courtesy of Duke Heart Center Twitter account.

Team Leaders

  • Paul Fearis, Pratt School of Engineering-Biomedical Engineering
  • Joseph Knight, Pratt School of Engineering
  • Anne-Maria Makhulu, Arts & Sciences-Cultural Anthropology
  • Manesh Patel, School of Medicine-Medicine: Cardiology
  • Eric Richardson, Pratt School of Engineering-Biomedical Engineering

/graduate Team Members

  • Syed Adil, Medicine MD Third Year
  • Yaas Bigdeli, Electrical/Computer Engg-PHD
  • Pratik Bokadia, Master of Egr Biomedical Egr
  • Connor Davis, Biomedical Engineering-MS
  • Anna Diane, Nursing-PHD
  • Pratik Doshi, Medicine MD Third Year
  • Morgan Kennedy, Bachelors of Science - Nursing
  • Mariel Lambrukos, Business Administration-MBA, Health Sector Management
  • Michael Lebhar, Medicine MD Third Year
  • Wei-Hsien Lee, Biomedical Engineering-MS
  • Jianqiao Liu, Biomedical Engineering-MS
  • Kanishka Patel, Biomedical Engineering-MS
  • Jigar Patel
  • Kevin Rosenthal, Mech Engg/Materials Sci-MS
  • Zohaib Shaikh, Medicine MD Third Year
  • Shikha Sharma, Biomedical Engineering-PHD
  • Robert Stern, Bachelors of Science - Nursing
  • Mahsa Taskindoust, Medicine MD Third Year
  • Jacqueline Vaughn, Nursing-PHD
  • Kyle Wolpert, Business Administration-MBA, Health Sector Management
  • Shujin Zhong, Biomedical Engineering-MS

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Divya Chowbey, Biomedical Engineering (BSE), Computer Science (AB2)
  • Vignesh Gopalan, Interdept CompSci/VMS (BS)
  • Rishika Gundi, Biomedical Engineering (BSE), Electrical & Cmputr Egr (BSE2)
  • Jay Gupta, Biomedical Engineering (BSE), Electrical & Cmputr Egr (BSE2)
  • Anthony-Fayez Haddad, Biomedical Engineering (BSE)
  • Lillian Hiser, Biomedical Engineering (BSE)
  • Bingxuan Ho, Biology (BS), Chemistry (AB2)
  • Anshu Jonnalagadda, Neuroscience (BS)
  • Varun Nukala, Neuroscience (BS)
  • Kevin Tian, Computer Science (AB)
  • Benjamin Wesorick, Biomedical Engineering (BSE)
  • Kelly Yang, Biology (BS), Political Science (AB2)
  • Yichun Zhou, Biomedical Engineering (BSE), Chemistry (AB2)

/yfaculty/staff Team Members

  • Ravi Bellamkonda, Pratt School of Engineering-Biomedical Engineering
  • Ashutosh Chilkoti, Pratt School of Engineering-Biomedical Engineering
  • Konstantinos Economopoulos, School of Medicine-Surgery
  • Jon Fjeld, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Kenneth Gall, Pratt School of Engineering-Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Allan Kirk, School of Medicine-Surgery
  • Eric Peterson, School of Medicine-Medicine: Cardiology
  • Alejandro Pino, School of Medicine-Medicine: General Internal Medicine