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2015 Robert Newcomb Interdisciplinary Team Science Award
This award was established to highlight and honor individuals who have played a formative role in bringing together teams of researchers from diverse, trans-, multi-, and interdisciplinary backgrounds in studies and projects that have advanced biomedical and clinical research. Bob (Robert) was a quintessential "team player." His many skills as an athlete and coach, his dedication to teaching, commitment to translational research at UC Irvine, and outstanding leadership in statistical analysis of complex problems uniquely positioned Bob to catalyze and incubate teams of investigators. Nothing was more delightful to Bob than to bring together talented and enthusiastic scientists, students, and staff in pursuit of finding real solutions and discoveries that would advance clinical care and research.
The UC Irvine Multimodality Intravascular Imaging Team
Team leaders shown from left to right: Zhongping Chen, PhD; Pranav M. Patel, MD; Qifa Zhou, PhD
The team has received multiple NIH multi-PI R01 grants to develop and translate this technology for clinical applications. They developed and demonstrated the first integrated IVUS/OCT technology for in vivo imaging of vulnerable plaques, and the IP granted for this technology has been licensed by OCT Medical Imaging Inc. The technology has potential impact not only on cardiology, but also on ophthalmology in diagnosis of corneal diseases, and oncology in diagnosis of cancers in respiratory, urogenital, and gastrointestinal tracts. Finally, the intravascular PAT technology was recently published in Science Report, and the team received two multi-PI R01 grants within the past year. This team has truly shown the essence of Bob Newcomb's commitment to translational research at UC Irvine and the joining of researchers from diverse, trans-, multi-, and interdisciplinary backgrounds.
The 7th Annual ICTS Awards Dinner
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