The Divers Alert Network (DAN) has selected BME postdoctoral researcher Dr. Virginie Papadopoulou as the 2017 recipient of the R.W. Bill Hamilton Memorial Dive Medicine Research Grant. The program was begun in honor of Dr. Bill Hamilton, a world-renowned physiologist, and seeks to fund projects that advance diving science and reduce the incidence of decompression sickness.
Virginie will use this funding to help redefine the current decompression model; instead of simply avoiding decompression sickness, as the current model does, she will look to limit the causes of decompression stress. The project expounds upon her current research in the Dayton Lab, which addresses ultrasound imaging and cancer therapies using special microbubble contrast agents. More information about DAN and Virginie’s research can be found here.
Way to go, Virginie!