Three HEMI Fellows Receive Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards for Interdisciplinary Projects

Jun 14, 2018 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

Congratulations to the three HEMI Fellows who were recently named as 2018 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award recipients! Prof. Muyinatu Bell (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering), Prof. Tamas Budavari (Dept. of Applied Mathematics & Statistics), and Prof. Tyrel McQueen (Department of Chemistry) are all a part of cross-disciplinary teams whose projects are poised to arrive at important discoveries or creative works. The expectation is that the recipients of Discovery Awards will spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators across the institution and lead to work of the highest quality and impact.

Below are the project titles and teams:

Photoacoustic Image Guidance of Gynecological Surgeries – Muyinatu Bell (Engineering) & Karen Wang (Medicine)

Averting an Autonomous Vehicle Winter – Johnathon Ehsani (Public Health), Tak Igusa (Engineering), Tamas Budavari (Engineering), Jon Vernick (Public Health) & Lingxin Hao (Arts & Sciences)

Uncovering Forbidden Fruit – Patricia McGuiggan (Engineering), Tamas Budavari (Engineering), Jennifer Jarvis (Libraries), Andrea Hall (Libraries) & Alex Szalay (Arts & Sciences)

Exotic Superconductors by Design – Jonah Erlebacher (Engineering) & Tyrel McQueen (Arts & Sciences)

In 2018, 30 Discovery Awards were given to interdisciplinary faculty teams across eight Johns Hopkins divisions. The winning project teams—chosen from 190 proposals—include 108 individuals representing 11 Johns Hopkins entities.

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