Most diagnostic devices on the market today are expensive and can take hours or even several days to provide results. Since 2009, Jayne Wu and Shigetoshi Eda have been collaborating to develop a low-cost device that is easy to use, portable, and can detect infectious diseases and pathogens in a matter of minutes.
Patterson fills a vacancy created by David Millhorn’s move to the position of UT senior vice president emeritus and national laboratory relations advisor. Patterson’s appointment is effective as of July 1, 2017, and she will serve in an interim role until the UT Board of Trustees acts on DiPietro’s recommendation of her appointment in November.
The award, presented by Keep Knoxville Beautiful, is designated for properties that incorporate renewable materials, energy efficiency, LEED certification and other sustainable building practices.
The UT Research Foundation (UTRF) recognized dozens of University of Tennessee researchers for their discoveries and commercialization efforts made within the last year at the 2016 Innovation Awards Ceremony, held December 2 in Knoxville.
The funding will help connect innovative medical researchers and their technologies to business and entrepreneurial expertise via a partnership with Memphis Bioworks. It will also support collaborative efforts with the UT Research Foundation with the goal of offering novel solutions for regional health challenges, and contribute to job creation and economic development in the region and state.