Durkin Lab receives third place in Military Health System Research Symposium poster awards

The Durkin Lab at UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, including Drs. Gordon Kennedy, Robert Wilson, Chris Campbell and Anthony Durkin, was awarded third place during the first poster session at the 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida.  The Durkin Lab was recognized with collaborators from the Air Force Research Lab and the US Army Institute for Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.

The work presented was a cross-disciplinary and multi-location collaboration, featuring the use of Institute Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging and Machine Learning technologies to classify burn wound severity, including depth and extent of injury to skin and blood supply. The work is highly relevant to the ability of medical teams to design precision treatment plans for burn wounds in both military and civilian injury scenarios.

The poster presentation was one of more than 1,200 on display at the annual MHSRS. A total of 16 poster awards were given during the meeting.

The research team included: Gordon T. Kennedy1, Robert H. Wilson1,2, William Voorhees3, Christine Kowalczewski5, Jason Payne3, Andrew Kowalczewski6, Chris Campbell1, Jeffrey Whitmore3, Randolph Stone II5, Robert Christy7, James E. Parker4, Anthony J. Durkin1,8

1Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA; 2Department of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA; 3Air Force Research Lab, 711th Human Performance Wing, Airman Systems Directorate, Bioeffects Division, JBSA Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX; 4General Dynamics Information Technology, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX; 5U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX; 6Department of Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; 7Military Health Institute, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; 8Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

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