Presentations

  • North K, Stuart AR, Higgins TF, Hitchcock RW, Kubiak EN. (March 2013). CAM walkers only diminish lower-extremity loading in a clinically meaningful way during dynamic loading. Poster session presented at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Other, Presented, 03/2013.
  • North K, Stuart AR, Higgins TF, Hitchcock RW, Kubiak EN. (October 2012). CAM walkers only diminish lower-extremity loading in a clinically meaningful way during dynamic loading. Poster session presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Other, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Hitchcock RW. Grand Rounds, University of Utah School of Medicine, “Utah bioInnovate and Translational Medical Device Development” 2012. Other, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Coleman TJ, Maass SD, Hitchcock RW. Atmospheric Drift and Linearity Characterization of a Wireless Pressure Sensor. Design of Medical Devices Conference. Minneapolis, MN, 2012. Other, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Hitchcock RW. Department seminar - Korea Bio - IT Foundry Center, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, S. Korea, "The University’s Role in Bridging Gaps and Taking Risks in Healthcare Product Development" 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Hitchcock RW. Podium Lecture - 2011 conference on IT Convergence - Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, S. Korea, "Biomedical Sensor Development, IT Convergence and Patient Outcomes" 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Hitchcock RW. Department seminar - Division of Electronic Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, S. Korea, "The University’s Role in Bridging Gaps and Taking Risks in Healthcare Product Development" 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2011.
  • North K, Maass S, Hitchcock R. An Insole Sensor For Recording Weight Bearing Behavior During Tibial Fracture Rehabilitation. IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/08/2010.
  • Coleman, T, Hsu Y, Nygaard I, Raynes J, Gordon K, Hitchcock R. A Gel Filled Intravaginal Transducer for Extended Measurements of Intra-abdominal Pressure. IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/07/2010.
  • Hitchcock RW. Pressure Sensor Redux, new applications, new compensation, same MEMS sensor. Becton Dickinson Medical Systems. 2010. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2010.
  • Hitchcock R. Medical Innovation through Application Based Sensor Packaging. IEEE ECTC Conference, President’s Panel Session (2010). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/01/2010.
  • Hitchcock R. Sustainable Design Challenges for Medical Devices. Design of Medical Devices Conference, University of Minnesota (2010). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/15/2010.
  • Hanson J, Hitchcock R, Improving Dialysis Using Life Cycle Analysis, 31st Annual International Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2009). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/01/2009.
  • Hitchcock R. CRAM (Clinical Research and Methods) seminar University of Utah School of Medicine "Physical Activity and Pelvic Floor Disorders". Invited Talk, presented, 11/14/2009. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/15/2009.
  • Thomas S, Hitchcock R. Continuous In vivo Monitoring of a Flexible Subcutaneous Sensor in Freely Moving Diabetic Rats 2008;2(2) ASME Journal of Medical Devices. Conference Paper, Other, 09/16/2008.
  • Sustainable Design Principles for Medical Device Applications. Quarterly R&D Review, Fresenius Medical, Ogden, UT (Sep 2008). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/04/2008.
  • Johnson P, Hitchcock R. Multi-mode Multi-directional Intra-abdominal Pressure Sensor, The Centennial Conference of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (2008). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/21/2008.
  • Tidwell J, Hitchcock R. Magnetic Implants for the Correction of Ocular Misalignment, The Centennial Conference of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (2008). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/21/2008.

Research Groups

  • John Lackey, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 09/01/2017 - 05/01/2021.
  • Johanna de Gennaro, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 09/01/2016 - 05/01/2017.
  • Stefan Niederauer, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 09/01/2016 - 05/01/2021.
  • Arad Lajevardi Khosh, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 09/01/2015 - 05/01/2019.
  • Nate Knighton, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 09/01/2013 - 05/01/2019.
  • Kyle Hansen, Undergraduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2012 - present.
  • Matthew Ackerman, Undergraduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2012 - present.
  • Kylee North, Other. Bioengineering. 08/2011 - present.
  • Jayden Garfield, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2011 - present.
  • Chao Huang, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2010 - present.
  • James Kennedy, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2009 - present.
  • Tanner Coleman, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2009 - present.
  • Monir Parikh, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2008 - present.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Africa
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Tibial Loading Sensor System. PI: Hitchcoc. U of U Research Foundation Seed Grant, 12/31/2009 - present. Total project budget to date: $28,000.00
  • Intravaginal Ring Delivery of Safe & Effective Microbicides to Prevent HIV & HSV. PI: Kiser. NIH, 12/01/2009 - present. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Wireless remote abdominal pressure system. PI: Nygaard. NIH, 07/01/2009 - present. Total project budget to date: $1,300,000.00

Publications

  • Hsu Y, Coleman T, Hitchcock R, Heintz K, Shaw J, Nygaard I. Clinical evaluation of a wireless intra-vaginal pressure transducer. International Urogynecology Journal, 2012 PubMed PMID: 22618208. Published, 12/2012.
  • North K, Potter M, Kubiak E, Bamberg S, Hitchcock R. The effect of partial weight bearing in a walking boot on plantar pressure distribution and center of pressure. Gait & Posture 36 (2012), pp. 646-649. Published, 05/2012.
  • Lasher RA, Pahnke AQ, Johnson JM, Sachse FB, Hitchcock RW. Electrical Stimulation Directs Engineered Cardiac Tissue to an Age-Matched Native Phenotype. Journal of Tissue Engineering Journal of Tissue Engineering 01/2012; 3(1): DOI:10.1177/2041731412455354. Published, 01/2012.
  • Coleman TJ, Thomsen JC, Maass SD, Hsu Y, Nygaard IE, Hitchcock RW, Development of a wireless intra-vaginal transducer for monitoring intra-abdominal pressure in women. Biomed Microdevices 2011 Dec 7. Published, 12/2011.
  • Lackey DP, Carruth ED, Lasher RA, Boenisch J, Sachse FB, Hitchcock RW. Three-Dimensional Modeling and Quantitative Analysis of Gap Junction Distributions in Cardiac Tissue. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 39, pp. 2683-94, 2011 Nov. Published, 11/2011.
  • Kennedy J, McCandless S, Rauf A, Williams L, Hillam J, Hitchcock RW. Engineered channels enhance cellular density in perfused scaffolds. Acta Biomaterialia. 2011 Nov;7(11):3896-904. Published, 11/2011.
  • North K, Kubiak E, Hitchcock RW, Sensor Packaging Design for Continuous Underfoot Load Monitoring. Biomed Microdevices 2011 Oct 19. Published, 11/2011.
  • Intracellular calcium transients evoked by pulsed infrared radiation in neonatal cardiomyocytes. Dittami GM, Rajguru SM, Lasher RA, Hitchcock RW, Rabbitt RD. J Physiol. 2011 Jan 17. PMID:21242257. Published, 01/17/2011.
  • Tathireddy P, Hitchcock R, Solzbacher F. Implantable Microsystems in Handbook of Medical Technology. Springer 2011. In press, 12/15/2010.
  • Kennedy J, Lasher, R, Solomon D, Hitchcock R. Disinfection of Male Luer Style Connectors for Prevention of Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections using an Isopropyl Alcohol Dispensing Cap. Conf. Proc. 2010 Design of Medical Devices Conference. J. Med. Devices 4, 027509 (2010). Published, 10/15/2010.
  • North K, Maass S, Hitchcock R. An Insole Sensor For Recording Weight Bearing Behavior During Tibial Fracture Rehabilitation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:1856-9. Published, 10/15/2010.
  • Coleman, T, Hsu Y, Nygaard I, Raynes J, Gordon K, Hitchcock R. A Gel Filled Intravaginal Transducer for Extended Measurements of Intra-abdominal Pressure. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:1852-5. Published, 10/15/2010.
  • Kennedy J, McCandless S, Lasher R, Hitchcock R. The mechanically enhanced phase separation of sprayed polyurethane scaffolds and their effect on the alignment of fibroblasts. Biomaterials. 2010, 31(6). Published, 11/01/2009.
  • Lasher RA, Wolchok JC, Parikh MK, Kennedy JP, Hitchcock RW. Design and Characterization of a Modified T-Flask Bioreactor for Continuous Monitoring of Engineered Tissue Stiffness. Biotechnol Prog., epub ahead of print. PMID: 20187075. January 2010. Published, 11/01/2009.
  • Hanson JJ, Hitchcock RW. Towards sustainable design for single-use medical devices. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009: 5602-5. Published, 09/01/2009.
  • Development and testing of a vaginal pressure sensor to measure intra-abdominal pressure in women. Rosenbluth EM, Johnson PJ, Hitchcock RW, Nygaard IE, Neurourol Urodyn. 2009, Aug 19. Published, 08/19/2009.
  • Hanson, J., Hitchcock R., Next Generation Dialyzer Design using Sustainable Design Methods. International Journal of Sustainable Design, 2009; 1 (2)163-179. Published, 05/01/2009.
  • Johnson PJ, Rosenbluth EM, Nygaard IE, Parikh MK, Hitchcock RW, Biomed Microdevices, Development of a novel intra-vaginal transducer with improved dynamic response, Biomed Microdevices 2009; 11(6): 1213-21. Published, 02/01/2009.
  • Lasher R, Hitchcock R, Sachse F. Towards Patient Specific Modeling of Cardiac Micro-Structure with Catheter-Based Confocal Microscopy: A Novel Approach for Dye Delivery and Tissue Characterization. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2009; 28(8): 1156-64. Published, 01/15/2009.
  • R. Lasher, R. W. Hitchcock, and F. B. Sachse. Modeling of Cardiac Tissue Microstructure Based on Confocal Microscopic Imaging. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. Published, 10/01/2008.