Support CWRU and UH in the STAT Madness Competition

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals (UH) are represented in the STAT Madness Competition, a bracket-style contest for biomedical research.

A total of 64 institutions/studies were chosen for the competition.

Case Western Reserve and UH are finalists for the University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute’s Limb Salvage innovation project. With the idea of using transcatheter arterialization of the deep veins to save limbs, experts led the development of a minimally invasive approach – which diverts the blood from the diseased arteries into the veins in the calf and gets oxygenated blood to the foot –  UH co-led the clinical trials showing that 76% of patients could avoid amputation and experience wound healing. After the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of these trials, the FDA approved the procedure. 

In the first round, CWRU and UH are up against the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. 

Cast your vote. Individuals can vote once a day.