Pediatric Device Development Award Program


The Pediatric Device Development Award Program, previously named the Pediatric Medical Device Translational Grant Program, supports the development of pediatric medical devices, with the ultimate goal of improving pediatric patient outcomes and quality of life through technology-driven medical solutions.

The program’s partners, CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) and the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC), will provide funded investigators with work strategy guidance, frequent feedback, and access to comprehensive internal and external services. 

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Please complete the Funding Request Form and submit it along with supporting documentation to the Program Manager at

Learn more about the types of projects we prioritize



Jamie Lohr, MD, Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, and Lazaros Kochilas, MD, Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, Emory University

Project title: Whoosh: Point of Care Pediatric Heart Imaging Project

Robroy MacIver, Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, and Filippo Coletti, PhD, College of Science and Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics 

Project title: Design of Intraluminal Bronchial Stent Utilizing Patient Specific Anatomy for the Pediatric Population

Tina Slusher, MD, Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, and Ashley Bjorklund, MD, Medical School, Department of Pediatrics

Project title: Advancement of Modified Bubble CPAP for use in Children in Low Resource Settings: A Study of Safety


David Polly, MD, and Charles Ledonio, MD, Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Project title: 3D Rendering of the Thoracic Cage from Plain 2D Radiographs of Scoliosis in Children

Arif Somani, MD, Medical School, Department of Pediatrics

Project title: Intra-pulmonary Aerosol Generator for Drug Delivery in Intubated Patients

Robert Tranquillo, PhD, College of Science & Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Project title: Preclinical Demonstration of Growth Capacity of a Tissue-engineered RVOT Graft

Contact us

Sandra M. Wells, Ph.D.
Assistant Director

Jodi Fenlon Rebuffoni
Project Manager
Office of Discovery and Translation

In the news

Gweneth FisherStar Tribune story features CTSI-funded group's innovative approach for getting pediatric medical devices to markets 

Bioengineered blood vessels developed in a lab that someday could be used to transform childrens' heart surgeryStar Tribune story features CTSI-funded project working to develop bioengineered blood vessels to someday transform childrens' heart surgery