Test TSH

Newborn Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism


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Test TSH
Project Title
Newborn Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism
Design Challenge
Congenital hypothyroidism is a condition where babies are born without the ability to make thyroid hormones. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) screening measures for newborns helps ensure early treatment and prevent development impairments. However, screening devices are often inaccessible and expensive in low-resource settings. The team aims to create a low-cost, sensitive, portable, and rapid newborn screening device to flag abnormal high TSH levels which indicate the possibility of congenital hypothyroidism.
Date Updated
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Anne Byrne
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  • Global Health Technologies
  • Bioengineering

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Award(s) and Recognition
OEDK 2023 Student Showcase: Best Interdisciplinary Team Award

2023 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition: First Place in Global Health/Humanitarian Design Track

2023 Rice360 Global Health Technology Challenge: 2nd place
Team Type
Collaborative Capstone Design

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