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Ann Saterbak

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
101 Science Dr, Department of Bme, Hudson Hall Annex 266, Durham, NC 27708-9976

Research Interests


Innovations in undergraduate engineering education, particularly new pedagogical methods that broaden students’ problem solving skills and design thinking.

Selected Grants


KeyScope: The Key to Sustainable Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Uganda

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Kern Foundation (KEEN) Annual Supplement 2023

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Kern Family Foundation · 2020 - 2025

NeoNest: A Low-Cost Infant Warmer for Ugandan Ambulances

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VentureWell · 2023 - 2024

LowCostomy: A low-cost colostomy appliance for sub-Saharan Africa ostomy patients

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VentureWell · 2022 - 2023

Saving Intestines at Birth: Gastroschisis Silos for Sub-Saharan Africa

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VentureWell · 2020 - 2023

KeyScope: The Key to Sustainable Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Uganda

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Kern Foundation (KEEN) Annual Supplement 2023

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Kern Family Foundation · 2020 - 2025

NeoNest: A Low-Cost Infant Warmer for Ugandan Ambulances

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VentureWell · 2023 - 2024

LowCostomy: A low-cost colostomy appliance for sub-Saharan Africa ostomy patients

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VentureWell · 2022 - 2023

Saving Intestines at Birth: Gastroschisis Silos for Sub-Saharan Africa

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VentureWell · 2020 - 2023

Gastroschisis Silos for Sub-Saharan Africa

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health · 2021 - 2022

External Relationships


  • Biomedical Engineering Society (editor in chief for BIomedical Eng Education)
  • Makerere University
  • Malawi University of Business and Applied Science (Malawi), Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (Tanzania)
  • Pearson Education

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