Elmezzi Graduate School Student Winner of Medical Innovation Contest

Recently, three researchers were awarded a $100,000 prize for Northwell Health System’s Medical Innovation Contest! One of the researches was Todd Goldstein, a PhD candidate at the Feinstein Institute’s Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine as well as an orthopedic research assistant to Daniel Grande. Goldstein and Grande, along with Lee Smith, chief of pediatric otolaryngology at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, have been researching 3D printing artificial tissues.

3D printing artificial tissues has tremendous potential for the medical industry with possibilities of being able to print vital organs and bone structure for patients, especially those in need of time-sensitive replacements. 3D printing artificial tissues can also be done using cells from the patient that needs them thereby eliminating the sole reliance on a donor. To read more about this exciting news click here to see the article in full and learn more about the process of how winners were chosen!