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Dr. Peter A. Lewin and Colleagues Receive a $608K NIH Renewal Grant for Their Enhanced Ultrasound Treatment of Chronic Wounds Project

June 28, 2019

Ultrasound Wound Healing Device 

Drs. Peter A. Lewin, Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor and Director, Biomedical Ultrasound Research and Education Center (PI), Leonid Zubkov, and Michael Neidrauer (all in BIOMED), and Drs. Michael Weingarten (CoM), Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili (CNHP), and David Margolis (UPenn), received a year four $608 NIH R01 renewal grant (grant total is $3M for 5 years) for the project titled, "Enhanced Ultrasound Treatment of Chronic Wounds with Monitoring of Healing and Quality of Life Outcomes.” The goal of this project is to develop a novel and unique combination of a lightweight, battery-powered low frequency ultrasound applicator for chronic wound therapy with noninvasive optical wound diagnostics, and detailed analysis of the nutritional and inflammatory status of patients who respond to the treatment.