Harvard Medical School (HMS) Instructor in Anesthesia Wasim Malik has been awarded the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology’s (CIMIT) Miles and Eleanor Shore Fellowship for 2011. Malik is also a faculty member of the Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory at MIT.
Given to an early-career HMS faculty member who represents the CIMIT values of academic excellence, this career development award recognizes individuals who seek careers focused on near-term impact on patient care, and whose philosophy embraces innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration.
Malik will receive up to $50,000 to undertake research in the highly interdisciplinary field of neural prosthetics, which encompasses neuroscience, clinical research, electrical engineering, mathematics, and statistics. He will focus on designing a new generation of brain-machine interfaces to restore function in patients with limb loss or paralysis. He intends to develop robust neural prosthetics with considerably simpler signal processing, which will have a high potential for transition from the laboratory to the clinic.
For more on this award, visit CIMIT’s website.