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Helen Lu, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2011
For groundbreaking research and extraordinarily high levels of attention to mentoring in interface tissue engineering.

Surgeons, Engineers Testing Nanofibers to Improve Rotator Cuff Repair

Via BioScience Technology | December 18, 2015

Biomedical Engineering Professor Helen H. Lu has won a three-year $1.125 million Translational Research Award grant from the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for her research on tendon-to-bone integration for rotator cuff repair. Lu is collaborating with William Levine, chairman and Frank E. Stinchfield Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. The funding, part of the DoD’s Orthopaedic Research Program, will support preclinical trials to test the potential of a nanofiber-based device to enable biological healing between tendon and bone post rotator cuff surgery.

“This is the culmination of our decade-long, interdisciplinary collaboration on integrative rotator cuff repair,” Lu said. “What is truly exciting is that the work planned in this new project will bring our novel technology another major step closer to clinical realization.”

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Prof. Helen Lu Wins $1.125M Grant on New Approach to Rotator Cuff Repair

Via Columbia | December 14, 2015

Biomedical Engineering Professor Helen H. Lu has won a three-year $1.125 million Translational Research Award grant from the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for her research on tendon-to-bone integration for rotator cuff repair. Lu is collaborating with William Levine, chairman and Frank E. Stinchfield Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. The funding, part of the DoD’s Orthopaedic Research Program, will support preclinical trials to test the potential of a nanofiber-based device to enable biological healing between tendon and bone post rotator cuff surgery.

“This is the culmination of our decade-long, interdisciplinary collaboration on integrative rotator cuff repair,” Lu says. “What is truly exciting is that the work planned in this new project will bring our novel technology another major step closer to clinical realization.”

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