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Duke BME Magazine 2020 Digital Magazine

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Using Wearable Tech to Track a Viral Threat

The Duke research study uses data from smartphones, smartwatches and health surveys to help detect COVID-19

Letter from the Chair

Our global community has faced an unprecedented challenge in the coronavirus pandemic—but Duke BME's faculty, staff and students are rising to that challenge, devising local and global solutions to help us all push forward.

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Ashutosh Chilkoti

In This Edition

Konstantinos Economopoulos plans the isolation tent project while social distancing

Duke’s Engineering Response Team Designs Solutions to Pandemic Problems

An interdisciplinary team of engineers, clinicians and other experts from across Duke came together to create medical devices and tools to address COVID-19

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Exploring COVID-19’s Impact on the Kidney

By guiding stem cells to model kidney cells, Duke BME’s Samira Musah is studying how the novel coronavirus can damage the important organs

Cassio Fontes demonstrates the D4 assay

Developing Diagnostics to Catch COVID-19

Supported by a RAPID Response NSF research grant, the Chilkoti lab aims to make a faster, more efficient test to detect the novel coronavirus

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals the structure of the coronavirus.

Using Epigenetic “Fingerprints” to Identify Coronavirus Infections

In a DARPA-funded project, Duke BME’s Xiling Shen and collaborators across the U.S. are designing a diagnostic test that aims to identify coronavirus carriers early and predict the symptom severity

Matt Brown tests student projects with an at-home ultrasound

Biomedical Engineering in the Virtual World

With the onset of a global pandemic, Duke BME faculty, staff and students quickly adapted in-person courses, programs and projects into an online format