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  • Hoda Hatoum to Present Biological Sciences Seminar September 16


    by Biological Sciences

    Hoda Hatoum (BioMed, ICC-BDH) will present Thursday (Sept. 16) at 3 p.m. as part of the Biological Sciences Seminar Series. The presentation will be held virtually on Zoom.

    From the abstract: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a non-invasive valve replacement therapy that has been recently FDA approved for low-risk patients. Despite the importance of this therapy, TAVR has been associated with several adverse effects and long-term adverse outcomes such as short durability and thrombus formation. Several clinical studies showed that the incidence of leaflet thrombosis (LT) post-TAVR ranges between 8 to 24% overall, with increasing incidences from 30 day to 1-year timepoints, which makes leaflet thrombosis a highly important concern. … The purpose of this study is to present a semi-empirical, mathematical model that links patient-specific anatomic, valve, and flow parameters to predict leaflet thrombosis. This tool will be essential in clinical pre-procedural planning. To this end, we used a combination of experimental, analytical, and computational fluid dynamic studies along with patient-specific data.


    Thomas Oommen, Jeremy Bos Are Co-PIs on $398.8K U.S. Army Project

    Ryan Williams (GLRC) is the PI on a project that has received a $398,843 research and development grant from the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.

    The project is titled “Robotic Platform Soil and Terrain Characterization for Close to Real Time GO/NOGO Maps.”

    Thomas Oommen (GMES/GLRC/ICC-DataS) and Jeremy Bos (ECE/GLRC/ICC-DataS) are co-PIs on this potential two-year project.