The 2023 Grantees of the Cohen Translational Engineering Fund Announced

This spring, two teams of faculty scientists affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received research grants through the Cohen Translational Engineering Fund.

Nicholas Durr, Ph.D. and Stephany Tzeng, Ph.D.

The fund, made possible by a generous commitment from Sherry and Neil Cohen ’83, serves as a catalyst for translating cutting-edge research into practice by providing faculty with critical early funding. The grant is designed to help researchers move their work out of the laboratory and towards commercialization — the process includes developing patents, obtaining materials and supplies, and building prototypes.

“The pioneering work and level of innovation we have seen come out of the Whiting School of Engineering and Johns Hopkins overall is extremely impressive,” says Neil Cohen, founder and chairman of venture capital firm Emerald Development Managers. “We congratulate Dr. [Stephany] Tzeng, Dr. [Jordan] Green, Dr. [Nicholas] Durr and Mr. [Taylor] Bobrow on their achievements to date and look forward to following their progress. What delights us about the grants made by this fund is their ability to catalyze commercialization of important research while also helping the Whiting School of Engineering achieve its strategic goals of translating research into practice.”