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Assistant Professor Sean Vance co-recipient of Sheikh Zayed Institute Award

The second annual Sheikh Zayed Institute Award for Innovation in Pediatric Surgery was presented to a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Michigan, including Assistant Professor Sean Vance, working with surgeons and engineers from the Department of Pediatric Surgery and the Medical Innovation Center. The award recognized work on a prototype isolation bed for pediatric neuroblastoma patients undergoing treatment with a targeted radioactive particle called metaiodobenzyguanidne (MIBG). The bed is designed to protect professional caregivers and families from the side effects of MIBG treatment while creating a child-friendly isolation that provides the child with safe interaction and electronic distractions from treatment.

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Jun 22, 2012


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