Publications

  • Moss W, Shaw JM, Yang M, Sheng X, Hitchcock R, Niederauer S, Packer D & Nygaard IE (2020). The Association Between Pelvic Floor Muscle Force and General Strength and Fitness in Postpartum Women. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery. Vol. 26, 351-357. Published, 12/01/2020.
  • White JA, Gaver DP, Butera RJ, Choi B, Dunlop MJ, Grande-Allen KJ, Grosberg A, Hitchcock RW, Huang-Saad AY, Kotche M, Kyle AM, Lerner AL, Linehan JH, Linsenmeier RA, Miller MI, Papin JA, Setton L, Sgro A, Smith ML, Zaman M & Lee AP (2020). Core Competencies for Undergraduates in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering: Findings, Consequences, and Recommendations. Annals of biomedical engineering. Vol. 48, 905-912. Published, 11/01/2020.
  • White JA, Gaver DP, Butera RJ, Choi B, Dunlop MJ, Grande-Allen KJ, Grosberg A, Hitchcock RW, Huang-Saad AY, Kotche M, Kyle AM, Lerner AL, Linehan JH, Linsenmeier RA, Miller MI, Papin JA, Setton L, Sgro A, Smith ML, Zaman M & Lee AP (2020). Core Competencies for Undergraduates in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering: Findings, Consequences, and Recommendations. Annals of biomedical engineering. Vol. 48, 905-912. Published, 11/01/2020.
  • Kaza A, Mondal A, Piekarski B, Sachse F & Hitchcock R (2020). Intraoperative localization of cardiac conduction tissue regions using real-time fiberoptic confocal microscopy: first in human trial. Jour Cardio-Thoracic Surg. Published, 01/08/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezaa040
  • Mondal A, Lackey J, Saeed M, Wu FY, Johnson JK, Huang C, Sachse FB, Hitchcock R & Kaza AK (2020). An Imaging Protocol to Discriminate Specialized Conduction Tissue During Congenital Heart Surgery. Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Vol. 31, 537-546. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • de Gennaro JD, de Gennaro CK, Shaw JM, Petelenz TJ, Nygaard IE & Hitchcock RW (2019). The Relationship Between Intra-Abdominal Pressure and Body Acceleration During Exercise. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery. Vol. 25, 231-237. Published, 12/01/2019.
  • Mondal A, Lackey J, Saeed M, Wu FY, Johnson JK, Huang C, Sachse FB, Hitchcock R & Kaza AK (2019). An Imaging Protocol to Discriminate Specialized Conduction Tissue During Congenital Heart Surgery. Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Vol. 31, 537-546. Published, 11/13/2019.
  • Lajevardi-Khosh A, Stuart A, Ackerman M, Rothberg D, Kubiak E, Petelenz T & Hitchcock R (2019). Characterization of Compliance to Weight Bearing Protocols and Patient Weight Bearing Behavior During Rehabilitation Period in Tibia Fracture Patients. Current Orthopaedic Practice. Vol. 30(4). Published, 08/15/2019.
  • Huang C, Wasmund SL, Yamaguchi T, Knighton N, Hitchcock RW, Polejaeva IA, White KL, Marrouche NF & Sachse FB (2019). Towards Automated Quantification of Atrial Fibrosis in Images from Catheterized Fiber-Optics Confocal Microscopy Using Convolutional Neural Networks. Functional imaging and modeling of the heart : ... International Workshop, FIMH ..., proceedings. FIMH. Vol. 11504, 168-176. Published, 06/01/2019.
  • Lajevardi-Khosh A, Bamberg S, Rothberg D, Kubiak E, Petelenz T & Hitchcock R (2019). Center of pressure in a walking boot shifts posteriorly in patients following lower leg fracture. Gait & posture. Vol. 70, 218-221. Published, 06/01/2019.
  • Lajevardi-Khosh A, Tresco B, Stuart A, Sinclair S, Ackerman M, Kubiak E, Petelenz T & Hitchcock R (2018). Development of a step counting algorithm using the ambulatory tibia load analysis system for tibia fracture patients. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering. Vol. 5. Published, 12/03/2018.
  • Knighton N, Cottle B, Dentan V, Vercauteren T, Akram A, Bruce A, Dhaliwal K & Hitchcock R (2018). Development of an Alveolar Transbronchial Catheter for Concurrent Fiber Optics-Based Imaging and Fluid Delivery. ASME. J. Med. Devices. 035003-9. Published, 08/03/2018.
  • Hsu Y, Hitchcock R, Niederauer S, Nygaard IE, Shaw JM & Sheng X (2018). Variables Affecting Intra-abdominal Pressure During Lifting in the Early Postpartum Period. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 287-291. Published, 07/02/2018.
  • Huang C, Wasmund S, Hitchcock R, Marrouche NF & Sachse FB (2017). Catheterized Fiber-Optics Confocal Microscopy of the Beating Heart In Situ. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging. Vol. 10. Published, 11/01/2017.
  • Coleman TJ, Nygaard IE, Holder DN, Egger MJ & Hitchcock R (2016). Intra-abdominal pressure during Pilates: unlikely to cause pelvic floor harm. International urogynecology journal. Vol. 26, 1123-30. Published, 04/01/2016.
  • Coleman TJ, Hamad NM, Shaw JM, Egger MJ, Hsu Y, Hitchcock R, Jin H, Choi CK & Nygaard IE (2016). Effects of walking speeds and carrying techniques on intra-abdominal pressure in women. International urogynecology journal. Vol. 26, 967-74. Published, 04/01/2016.
  • Egger MJ, Hamad NM, Hitchcock RW, Coleman TJ, Shaw JM, Hsu Y & Nygaard IE (2016). Reproducibility of intra-abdominal pressure measured during physical activities via a wireless vaginal transducer. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery. Vol. 21, 164-9. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Presentations

  • Nygaard I, Shaw J, Hitchcock R. Improving pelvic floor health after childbirth: A multidisciplinary effort. University of Utah - Women's Health as a Priority: A Dinner and Lecture for Benefactors and Patients. Salt Lake city, UT. October 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/24/2019.
  • Shaw J, Leitner M, Hitchcock R. Intra-abdominal pressure and daily living: How a simple measurement can provide insight into physical behavior and health. Conference workshop. 6th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement. Maastricht, The Netherlands. June, 2019. Other, Presented, 06/20/2019.
  • Hitchcock RW, Gilbertson L, Lerner A. How Does Design Distinguish BME / BIO Graduates from Other Engineers? Fourth Biomedical Engineering Education Summit Meeting. Cleveland, Ohio. May 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/15/2019.
  • A. Kaza, A. Mondal, J. Lackey, F. Sachse, and R. Hitchcock. Preclinical validation of myocardial tissue characterization to reduce injury to the conduction system during congenital heart surgery. Heart Rhythm, 114, 298a, 2018. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/09/2019.
  • Hitchcock, RW. Medical Device Innovation and Translation in the Medical Device Laboratory. University of Dundee. Scotland, March 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/13/2019.
  • Hitchcock, RW. The Utah MAP Project and Intraabdominal Pressure – Lessons Learned and Insights Gained. Pelvic Floor Research Group Day. University of Michigan, February 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/13/2019.
  • The University Laboratory as a Medical Device Incubator – Successes, Caveats and Pitfalls. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Roanoake, Virginia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/04/2018.
  • Communicating Your Technical Story - How to Deliver and Engage With Diverse Audiences. Fulbright Scholar Workshop. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Other, Presented, 06/14/2018.
  • A. Mondal, J. Lackey, M. Saed, F.-Y. Wu, R. Hitchcock, F. Sachse, and A. Kaza. Towards identification of conductive tissue in pediatric heart surgery using fiber optic confocal microscopy. 44th Annual Meeting of Western Thoracic Surgical Association, 108-9, June, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/07/2018.
  • Utah bioInnovate Medical Device Development Bioengineering Graduate Track. Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah. Other, Presented, 04/06/2018.
  • Hitchcock, RW. The FDA and Medical Device Design – Design Controls and Design Reviews. David Eccles School of Business – 2017 bioVentures Course. University of Utah, Dec 2017. Other, Presented, 12/2017.
  • Hitchcock, RW. Long term recording from instrumented CAM walkers - a perspective on patient behavior. University of Ottawa Health Sciences Seminar Series. Ottawa Canada, Oct 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Hitchcock, RW. The University Laboratory as a Medical Device Incubator – Successes, Caveats and Pitfalls. Carleton University / Ottawa Section IEEE 125th EMBS Seminar Series. Ottawa Canada, Oct 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Hitchcock RW. Looking at the Heart in a Whole New Light - The convergence of in-vivo microscopy and cardiac surgery. Northeast Medical Association 60th Anniversary Conference, Park City, UT, March 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Hitchcock, RW. Intra-abdominal pressure and physical activity – insights gained and lessons learned. Pelvic Floor Research Group Day. University of Michigan, March 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Hitchcock, RW. The University Laboratory as a Medical Device Incubator – Successes, Caveats and Pitfalls. C. Dayton Ridddle Distinguished Seminar Series, Clemson University, January 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2017.
  • 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 - 05/15/2019.
  • Harrison Padgen, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2017 - 08/2019.
  • 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 - 05/13/2020.
  • Kyle Hansen, Undergraduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2012 - 05/2015.
  • Matthew Ackerman, Undergraduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2012 - 08/2015.
  • Kylee North, Other. Bioengineering. 08/2011 - 08/2014.
  • Jayden Garfield, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2011 - 08/2014.
  • Chao Huang, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2010 - 08/2015.
  • James Kennedy, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2009 - 08/2014.
  • Tanner Coleman, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2009 - 08/2014.
  • Monir Parikh, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 08/2008 - 08/2016.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Canada
    I currently have a collaboration with the University of Ottawa.
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Currently collaborating with University of Edinburgh.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Intravaginal Ring Delivery of Safe & Effective Microbicides to Prevent HIV & HSV. PI: Kiser. NIH, 12/01/2009 - 12/01/2012. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Wireless remote abdominal pressure system. PI: Nygaard. NIH, 07/01/2009 - 12/01/2013. Total project budget to date: $1,300,000.00