Dr. Igor Efimov also recipient of four-year, $2.5 million grant from National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
School of Engineering and Applied Science Professor Igor Efimov is set to be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) next spring, a prestigious distinction for leaders in academic innovation.
Dr. Efimov is the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering and chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the George Washington University. Individuals elected to the rank of NAI fellow are named inventors on U.S. patents and were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society and support and enhancement of innovation, according to the NAI.
The National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Dr. Igor Efimov (BME) a four-year, $2.5 million R01 grant for the project “High-Definition Conformal Electronics for VT/VF.” Ventricular fibrillation (rapid and irregular heart beat) is responsible for 300,000 sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) annually in the United States.