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PRESS RELEASES

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to Mercy Asiedu of Duke University, $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Cure it!” Graduate winner for her Callascope imaging device for cervical cancer detection.

April 22, 2019

Nimmi Ramanujam will use the award to establish a strategy for community-based cervical cancer screening strategies

Asiedu Named 2019 Schmidt Science Fellow

April 10, 2019

Duke BME PhD student and Global Health Doctoral Fellow Mercy Asiedu selected as part of the 2019 cohort of Schmidt Science Post-Doctoral Fellows

March 11, 2019

Mercy Asiedu, a fifth-year PhD candidate in biomedical engineering, received the CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award at the 10th annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference in Chicago this past weekend. Asiedu, a global health doctoral scholar at the Duke Global Health Institute, conducts research centered on using light to detect cancer in low-resource areas.

March 08, 2019

Learn how a global art and empowerment project grew out of a medical device designed by Duke’s Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies in this behind-the-scenes interview with Libby Dotson (Trinity, '18), exhibition curator.

January 31, 2019

Engineering professor Nimmi Ramanujam describes how she came up with the idea for a device that allows for a speculum-free cervical exam, and what's next for her lab

New Tampon-Like Device May Make Cervical Cancer Screening Easier And Less Painful

June 01, 2017

Getting a colposcopy, an invasive exam following an abnormal pap or pelvic exam, is often an uncomfortable experience, but there may soon be an alternative device to replace the dreaded speculum.

10 Women In STEM Whose Innovation In 2018 Deserves Your Attention

December 28, 2018

Historically, it hasn’t been uncommon for research labs and medical institutes to be male-dominated power structures, as most girls grow up in a climate of reinforced stereotypes and self-doubt. Yet, despite these odds, the last year has witnessed the rise of incredible women in STEM who’ve used intelligence and revolutionary thinking to touch communities all around.

Cervical cancer screening: how new device scores over older alternatives

December 20, 2019

Cervix is the second most common site for cancer in Indian women, preceded only by breast.

A Pocket Sized Gadget to Screen Cervical Cancer

December 20, 2018

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has completed the trials for a pocket colposcope - small sized device to examine the cervix of women to screen them for diseases like cervical cancer.

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