S&T Partnership Enhances Public Safety Spectrum Efficiency, Improves Interoperability

S&T’s work with APCO and NRPC is an ongoing effort that has helped enhance public safety communication capabilities; through this partnership, S&T will continue to support CAPRAD improvements to improve spectrum licensing efforts and training for public safety.

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University of Washington to Help DHS Develop COVID-19 Digital Contact Tracing App Testing Criteria

DHS S&T awarded $959,305 to the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (UW-APL) to bring together a group of experts and trusted entities to develop digital contact tracing (DCT) application (app) testing criteria.

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DHS Awards More Than $2.8 Million in Scientific Leadership Award Grants to Five Minority Serving Institutions

DHS S&T announces today the recipients of Scientific Leadership Awards who will partner with S&T-supported COE to develop Homeland Security (HS) course content and creatively engage students and faculty in research relevant to the complex challenges faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise.

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S&T Awards Minority Serving Institutions $446K for Summer Research Projects

DHS S&T announced today that nine faculty members from S&T’s OUP Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) program have been selected to receive a total of $446,200 in funding to continue their Summer Research Team (SRT) program for research projects at several DHS S&T Centers of Excellence (COE).

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FAU Video Technology Inventions Acquired by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

From YouTube to Netflix to Zoom, video compression technology is critical for streaming video applications to generate high-quality video. A novel, patent-pending video compression technology developed at FAU was recently acquired by Japanese industry giant Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. FAU’s research and development of enhanced video compression techniques are related to the new generation of video coding standard called “Versatile Video Coding” (VVC) or H. 266.

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Baylor Scott & White Health announces new affiliations with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas A&M University to further expand the pipeline of exceptional clinical talent for Texas

Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, today announces two separate academic affiliations: a new affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine and an expanded affiliation with their long-time partner Texas A&M University. Both alliances are aimed at training future clinicians and developing programs that advance high-quality care and healthcare innovation.

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Baylor Scott & White Health Enrolls First Patients in the World in Trial for Inhaled Remdesivir

Earlier this month, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute enrolled the first four patients in the world on Gilead’s new clinical trial involving an investigational inhaled solution of remdesivir (NCT04539262). This is Gilead’s first trial in COVID-19 patients examining the safety and efficacy of an inhaled solution of the drug in an outpatient setting. The study of an inhaled solution asks whether this mode of delivery can help reduce the amount of virus from the airways earlier.

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DHS Awards $1M to Colorado Small Business to Develop On-Body Power Module for First Responders

DHS S&T awarded $1 million to Colorado-based small business TDA Research, Inc. to develop a power module that would service all of the current and emerging requirements of on-body devices for first responders through the DHS SBIR Program, administered by DHS S&T.

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Tackling COVID-19 with Optimism and Ingenuity

Joe Stetter is an optimist, inventor, entrepreneur, and owner of two small businesses that stayed open through the lockdown. KWJ Engineering and Spec Sensors manufacture essential health and safety sensors with medical and industrial applications. In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, Joe shares the challenges of doing business “not as usual”, and reports on a research collaboration he mobilized to improve PPE sterilization for COVID-19 frontline workers.

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