February 2004

February 26, 2004
February 26, 2004 Rebecca Penkala, a junior in BME, received the 2004 David and Dorothy Bernstein Scholarship from the BioMAPS program and the Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry. Rebecca�s project for the award is �Intracellular Activation Using Ligand and Carrier Nanodots� under the direction of Professor Prabhas Moghe.
February 24, 2004
Professors Stan Dunn, Alkis Constantinides, and Prabhas Moghe received a $135,000 Teaching Materials grant from the Whitaker Foundation. The award is to help develop a BME textbook entitled �Numerical Modeling in Biomedical Systems.� The foundation has given only 10 Teaching Materials awards since the program was initiated in 1995.
February 13, 2004
The Rutgers University and NJIT Departments of Biomedical Engineering, and the Biotechnology Council of New Jersey hosted their first Biomedical Engineering Showcase on Friday, February 13th 2004. The event drew in more than 335 attendees, 20 exhibitors and over 30 poster presentations. Representatives from academia included undergraduates, graduate students and faculty, and industry was well represented by researchers, CEO�s, accountants, lawyers and sales representatives.

January 2004

January 30, 2004
NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. � The Rutgers-based Protein Data Bank (PDB) has begun the year with a commitment of a record $30 million in federal support for the next five years. This computer library of molecular structures is one of the world's most critical resources for solving the mysteries of human disease. Prof. Helen Berman, a BME graduate program faculty member is director of the PDB.
January 20, 2004
Professor Stan Dunn has been appointed to the editorial board of Machine Vision and Applications, a journal dedicated to publishing high quality technical contribution in engineering aspects of image-related computing.
January 20, 2004
VP Furmanski has announced the 2003-04 Rutgers Academic Excellence Awards. Of 36 proposals funded Rutgers-wide, 4 were awarded to BME program faculty: 1) J. Kohn - Combinatorial and Parallell Polymer Synthesis; 2) E. Kowler and D. Metaxas - Research and Training in Visual Science; 3) Y. Chabal et al - Novel Atom Layer Deposition; and 4) J. Guo et al - Nanoscale Opto-Mechanical Biosensing

December 2003

December 23, 2003
A consortium of institutions (Rutgers, UMDNJ, NJIT, and the Biotechnology Council of NJ) will host the first annual Biomedical Engineering Showcase at the Somerset Marriott on Friday February 13 2004. The Showcase is designed to strengthen academic-industrial relations in biomedical engineering and biotechnology within the State of NJ.
December 15, 2003
Professor Patrick Sinko, a faculty member in the BME graduate program, has been appointed to the Parke-Davis Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery. The Chair, funded by the Warner-Lambert Foundation, supports education and research in controlled drug delivery. Sinko is internationally recognized for his work on targeted delivery in cancer.

November 2003

November 3, 2003
Professor Kathryn Uhrich has recently received a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. The award recognizes her work on polydrugs as useful biomedical device coatings and therapeutics. Polymerix, the company formed to commercialize this technology was also named Life Sciences Company of the Year.

October 2003

October 1, 2003
Professor Prabhas Moghe, leading a team of Rutgers faculty from 8 different graduate programs, has been awarded an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant from the NSF. This 5 year award will primarily support graduate fellowships in a new training program Integratively Engineered biointerfaces. Four other faculty will help administer the award, including Kathryn Uhrich, Ted Madey, Martin Grumet, and Martin Yarmush.