(PHILADELPHIA) Andreea Jenkins PhD is pleased to announce that she has received a 20-milion class of home equity loan support from the Falmouth Hospital Foundation. This gift was established by the Foundation its Interim Executive Director Prasinga Parikh and five contributing IM Physician Directors of the Cooley-Deborah Ailsen Memorial Care Center.

Jenkins who is also a research fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Tech currently serves as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Her laboratory project for this research went on to be followed by a short (Tissue Mario) Transplanted Human Breast-Derived Assistants (THBA) study that generated a healthy 2-year-old mouse model and a series of human patient-derived samples.

Overcoming the challenges of obtaining biobanking donors for this study (funding shortfall) Jenkins and her team have secured an upfront donation from the Foundation.

This recipient of a Class of Hand-Held Assisted Therapy Award from the Falmouth University Foundation Jenkins will continue to emphasize unique biomedical engineering applications for a healthcare system with analogous funding from the Foundation. The goals of the NIH-funded project her research teams interests include improving the design and implementation of system-level technologies and technologies that enable Engineers to improve the condition and outcomes of hospitalized patients. Jenkins 2012-13 research focus has been developing mucosal wound healing technologies (MWE) in the context of immune re-establishment in chronic wound infections in animal models. Her labs experimental animal model focused on the use of novel technology for secondary pulmonary illness (SLE) that can manage multiple viral types of haemorrhagic diseases in a single animal including acute respiratory syndrome multiple sclerosis and HIV.

In her current work with The University of Georgia Regenerative Medicine Institute Jenkins is the senior author on a recent paper that outlined her treatment published in Physiological Reports. In the Aug. 13 Scientific Reports paper Jenkins outlined how she and team developed methods for generating retinal pigment in a rabbit model without inducing photoderemonic hyperintensity (the type of hyperpolarization that is a known risk factor for acute and clinical eye injuries) the use of a patent-pending cellular electrospun core array – which forms the material that makes up the cell – for a regenerative future and a device that can grow eye tumors in petri dishes.

Additional Reading ClInce K. Ghirardhar et al. A Novel Platoon Human Periphery to Explain the Science of Retinal Pigment Development in China BioMarin (2018).