BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Vaccine safety and research site development, Central America

Date: 2/1/17
Principal Researchers: Asturias, E. Location: Guatemala

Edwin Asturias, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is working on vaccine safety at the international level with the World Health Organization as well as doing projects in Latin America to strengthen their vaccine safety systems. Through the Center for Global Health, he is working on the more permanent areas for research in Maternal and Child Health, and right now both research sites are concentrated in Guatemala, and potentially Colombia and Mexico. This project has no end date.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Vaccine safety and research site development, Central America

Date: 2/1/17
Principal Researchers: Asturias, E. Location: Guatemala

Edwin Asturias, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is working on vaccine safety at the international level with the World Health Organization as well as doing projects in Latin America to strengthen their vaccine safety systems. Through the Center for Global Health, he is working on the more permanent areas for research in Maternal and Child Health, and right now both research sites are concentrated in Guatemala, and potentially Colombia and Mexico. This project has no end date.