Texas Health Catalyst: 2016-17 Awards

Texas Health Catalyst aims to identify and support the translational research that has the potential to improve the value of care and impact clinical outcomes. Awardees are selected by the Texas Health Catalyst Advisory Panel based on predefined project criteria. Learn more about the program.

Low-Cost Smart Intraoperative Imaging System for Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgery


Thomas Milner, PhD

Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering


Livia Eberlin, PhD

Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences


Arnold Estrada, PhD

Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering


Michael Breen, MD

Dell Medical School & Seton Healthcare Family

Stuart Ferriss, MD

Dell Medical School (project advisor)

Elisa Maldonado-Holmertz

Obelix Biotech Solutions (project advisor)

Eric Mayes, MD

Endomag (project advisor)

A Biologically Inspired Platform for Antibiotic Discovery


Bryan Davies, PhD

Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences


Ashley Tucker, PhD

Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences

Ben Fauber, PhD

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (project advisor)

Dissolvable Film for Storage, Transport and Delivery of Thermolabile Therapeutics


Maria Croyle, PhD

College of Pharmacy

Gregory Stein, MD, MBA

Curtana Pharmaceuticals (project advisor)

Sudeep Vaswani, PhD, MBA

Pfizer (project advisor)

Brian Windsor, PhD

Lung Therapeutics, Inc. (project advisor)


Texas Health Catalyst also provided commercialization support for the following projects:


Complex Clinical Scheduling for Patient-Centered Multidisciplinary Team Clinic Approach to Joint Pain

Jonathan F. Bard, DScCockrell School of Engineering
Karl Koenig, MD, Dell Medical School & Seton Healthcare Family
Douglas Morrice, PhD, McCombs School of Business

Ultrafast Endoscopic Laser Cutting Tools for Precise Bone Reshaping and Osteotomy

Adela Ben-Yakar, PhD, Cockrell School of Engineering
Kaushik G Subramanian, MSE, Cockrell School of Engineering
Chris Martin, Cockrell School of Engineering

Patented Platform for Precision Biologics to Aid the Differential Diagnosis & Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gregory C. Ippolito, PhD, College of Natural Sciences

Novel PP-IUD System to Reduce Expulsion and Better Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy

Christopher Rylander, PhD, Cockrell School of Engineering
(Marian) Yvette Williams-Brown MD, Dell Medical School
Chris Idelson, Cockrell School of Engineering

Fibrosis-Free Localized Drug Delivery Implant for Chronic Neuropathic Pain Management

Chong Xie, PhD, Cockrell School of Engineering
Robert J. Buchanan, MD, Dell Medical School, Seton Healthcare Family, College of Liberal Arts
Hai Lin, PhD, Seton Healthcare Family