Ferguson and BordenTwo faculty members with the Biomedical Engineering Program have received grants from the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI).

CCTSI awarded BME Program Director Mark Borden and Associate Professor Virginia Ferguson two Translational Methods Pilot Grants. The TM-Pilot Program funding supports the development of novel methods and innovative technologies for clinical and translational research. This year, seven awards were given out in all. 

Borden's project studies endoskeletal nandrops for x-ray photoacoustic dosimetry. He is working with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus' David Thomas on the project.

The funding awarded to Ferguson will go towards her work on the development of a novel animal model for osteochondritis dissecans. Osteochondritis Dissecans is a bone and cartilage condition.

CCTSI is based at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The TM-Pilot Program puts an emphasis on recognizing the development of new assays, methods or tehcnologies which are not currently available to the CU Anschutz campus and CCTSI affiliated institutions.