Recent News

December 4, 2019

Pratt Gardner Fellowship Award goes to Will!

Congratulations to our lab member, Will Wang, for receiving a Pratt Gardner fellowship which aspires to help attract and develop outstanding scholars at Duke University.

December 4, 2019

Way to go, Connor Davis!

Congratulations to our very own Connor Davis on completing his final Masters' presentation this fall semester!

July 27, 2019

Jessilyn Dunn lends expertise to STAT article: Fitbits and other wearables may not accurately track heart rates in people of color

An estimated 40 million people in the United States have smartwatches or fitness trackers that can monitor their heartbeats. But some people of color may be at risk of getting inaccurate readings. Read full article

June 15, 2019

PhD Candidate Brinnae Bent Duke Forge Blog

Wearables, Mobile Health, and a Healthcare Revolution Read Full Blog here

June 10, 2019

MS Student Danny Witt and PhD Candidate Brinnae Bent Take First at FHIR DevDays Global Hackathon

Student teams from all over the world competed in an Online Hackathon for the HL7 Student Track Cup Redmond 2019.

June 1, 2019

PhD Candidate Brinnae Bent awarded Duke Forge Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

The Forge pre-doctoral fellowship is a competitive, fully funded fellowship program focused on scholarship opportunities for research at the intersection of quantitative science and health. The Forge funds innovative, strategic, and creative research partnerships that apply new analytical tools to solve challenges in human health and the delivery of healthcare.

May 19, 2019

BIG IDEAS LAB featured in DukEngineer Magazine 2019

Improving Patient Outcomes by Analyzing Wearable Data: MEDx Investigator Jessilyn Dunn brings a fresh perspective on big data and wearable technology to Duke’s growing network of engineering and medical collaborations. Read the article

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November 7, 2018

Jessilyn Dunn announced MEDx Pilot Project Grant Awardee

The awarded grants speak to the diversity of subject matter seen in this year’s applications: medical devices, vaccines, machine learning, digital health applications, as well as engagement by all Pratt School of Engineering departments and a diverse group of departments and divisions from the School of Medicine.

Digital Biomarkers of Prediabetes and Glycemic Variability
Jessilyn Dunn, MEDx Investigator, Depts. Biomedical Engineering and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Mark Feinglos Dept. Medicine, Div. Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition

June 5, 2018

Jessilyn Dunn: Gaining Insights from Biomedical Big Data

Jessilyn Dunn will join the faculty of Duke University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics (B&B) beginning January 1, 2019. Read full article.

With research centered on using large-scale biomedical data sets to determine positive health outcomes, Dunn will contribute to the growing focus on biomedical and health data sciences at Duke.