THE YFS FOUNDATION BASIC TRANSLATIONAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH (BTER)
The YFS Foundation in collaboration with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the University at Buffalo will offer awards to recognize excellence in Basic translational engineering research (BTER) relevant to health care by a junior investigator (within 5 years of completion of Engineering or PhD) from any of the Engineering Departments of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. For consideration of the award, investigators work should focus in areas that incorporate application of the basic principles of engineering to the development of medical devices, technology or processes in the medical setting, including an understanding of the physiological processes, disability and underlying disease with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of health care. One such award will be presented annually.
NOTE: to promote “Team Science” applications can be made by more than one individual and if successful, the award will be shared equally. The YFS Basic translational engineering research relevant to health care seeks to stimulate increased research within each engineering science department and health sciences leading to innovations to improve healthcare. It is anticipated that such scientific discoveries will be translated into therapeutic interventions for a wide range of diseases.