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Erin Lavik, Sc.D., Tarek Fahmy, Ph.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2007 - Winter


Two assistant professors have received Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Translational Research Awards in Biomedical Engineering. Erin Lavik, Sc.D., was granted the award for developing, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Iowa, a long-term delivery system for medications to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients. Tarek Fahmy, Ph.D., in collaboration with Joseph Craft, M.D., professor of medicine and immunobiology, developed a platform technology that promises to detect, through magnetic resonance imaging, cells that cause autoimmune disease, and to deliver drugs to those cells.