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Malinow Family Fund supports student projects over summer

March 27, 2017

For undergraduate design teams at Johns Hopkins, the Malinow Family Bridge Fund can be an essential part of a team’s project, allowing students to continue to work during the summer break. After being introduced to the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, located within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Andrew Malinow BS ’77 donated and pledged funding for the next five years to support student research.

The Malinow Family Fund has been used to help design prototypes, conduct experiments required for larger grants, purchase materials for testing, schedule consultation sessions, and compensate team members to encourage them to remain in Baltimore for the summer.

For Team Accuo, a group of students working on a state-of-the-art ultrasound system, the Malinow Family Fund proved to be essential for several aspects of the project. With this funding, Accuo was able to manually fabricate ultrasound probes to fit into lumbar puncture needles, design a tracking system, run rigorous experiments, and create images of wire phantoms and preliminary spinal phantoms. The team ended the summer with a prototype and algorithm, which they can further develop and refine.

“Extremely impressed with the work done in CBID, I discovered that some of the most worthy projects needed only a small infusion of capital to continue development; hence, the Bridge Fund. As of January 2017, our family includes three generations of Hopkins grads. Each of us owes a lot to Hopkins. The Bridge Fund is a reflection of our gratitude,” says Malinow.