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Paul A. Dayton, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018
For outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering in the areas of contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging and ultrasound-targeted therapeutics.

What they’re trained for

Via NC State University | May 11, 2020

Biomedical engineers at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State respond to COVID-19 by teaming to speed the development of an emergency ventilator

A prototype of the CaRE-Vent emergency ventilator, which can be
manufactured with six hours of skilled labor for less than $1,000 per unit
(Photo by UNC-Chapel Hill)

Biomedical engineering student Kathlyne Bautista always knew that her coursework and training would set her on a path to make a life-changing difference for people. But before the coronavirus pandemic, she didn’t realize just how soon that opportunity would arrive.

Bautista is part of the Carolina Respiratory Emergency – Ventilator (CaRE-Vent) team led by Dr. Yueh Lee, MD, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research team is sprinting to design and prototype an open-source ventilator in a matter of weeks that has the potential to help fill a critical equipment gap caused by a projected spike in COVID-19 patients. The group is designing the ventilator so that it could be manufactured quickly and inexpensively – at less than $1,000 and with only six hours of skilled labor per unit.

And even in the best-case scenario – where the COVID-19 curve flattens to the point that the device is never needed for patients – the team’s efforts are advancing knowledge in the biomedical design community about the best way to create emergency ventilators in the future… Continue reading.

BME Prof Paul Dayton receives 2019 W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor Appointment

Via UNC and NC State | September 18, 2019

This week the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost announced that BME Professor Paul Dayton is receiving a W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor appointment. Professor Dayton, a biomedical ultrasound engineer, is also Associate Chair at the UNC/ NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. Moreover, he is Professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and an Adjunct Professor of Radiology. Dr. Dayton is widely published and cited for his innovative work using ultrasound and microbubble contrast agents for biomedical applications… Continue reading.

Novel Approach to Ultrasound Raises Possibility of New Medical Applications

Via NC State News | September 17, 2019

A new ultrasound technique provides a non-invasive way of assessing bone structure on the microscale. Researchers hope to fine-tune the technique for use in assessing osteoporosis risk and treatment.

Researchers have also demonstrated that a variation of the same technique can distinguish between tumors and healthy tissue in a study using laboratory rats… Continue reading.

Dr. Paul Dayton Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Paul A. Dayton, Ph.D., Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Dayton was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering in the areas of contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging and ultrasound-targeted therapeutics.