Millicent Sullivan, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2017
For outstanding contributions to the development of new materials for gene and drug delivery.

Focusing on Musculoskeletal Research

Via University of Delaware | March 17, 2021

UD wins NIH grant for new center with female professors leading the way

A pulled muscle, an aching joint. Regrettably, it’s an experience we can all relate to — from the youngster with the sprained ankle, to the centenarian with gnarled fingers throbbing from arthritis, to that excruciating moment when you threw your back out doing yard work.

According to the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative, in 2015 alone, more than half of all Americans reported having a musculoskeletal condition — more than any other medical problem — and the number likely won’t be getting any smaller as the U.S. population ages. The number of Americans age 65 and older is expected to more than double over the next 40 years… Continue reading.

Healing Chronic Wounds

Via University of Delaware | November 2, 2020

Prof. Millie Sullivan receives Fulbright Award to study gene therapies promoting wound healing at University of Melbourne

Cuts, scratches and scrapes. A tumble on the playground, a misadventure making dinner or a crisp piece of paper can make wounds and injuries a natural part of life. Each time the skin breaks, a concert of activity happens within the body, starting with the body’s immune system kicking in to prevent infection. Healing work takes place on the inside and out, as a scab forms on the surface so the damaged skin can heal underneath.

For most people, this remarkable process goes by unnoticed. With a bit of soap and water, ointment, a Band-Aid and some time, such everyday wounds are forgotten.

But serious wounds do not heal overnight — and some not at all. Treating a chronic wound, such as a diabetic foot ulcer, can be a frustrating, debilitating and expensive experience… Continue reading.

Millicent Sullivan, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | March 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Millicent Sullivan, Ph.D., Centennial Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Sullivan was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to the development of new materials for gene and drug delivery..