February 2003

February 25, 2003
Professors Mello-Thoms and Dunn received the 2003 Herbert M. Stauffer Award for Best Clinical Science Paper, for their study "The Perception of Breast Cancer: What Differentiates Missed from Reported Cancers in Mammography?", which was published in Academic Radiology in September, 2002. Prof. Mello-Thoms, a Ph.D. graduate of Rutgers BME, is currently Assistant Research Professor in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology.
February 21, 2003
Professors Grigore Burdea, William Craelius, Cazimir Kulikowski, and Kathryn Uhrichwere inducted as fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers at its annual meeting February 21, 2003.

January 2003

January 16, 2003
Professor John Li has received a one year award for $45,000 from UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical for his project "Esophageal Ultrasound Doppler." Prof. Li's research spans a broad range of cardiopulmonary problems with an emphasis on developing new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

December 2002

December 12, 2002
Professor David Shreiber along with several other leaders in the Tissue Engineering field were quoted in the Washington Times feature article "The Tissue of Life". Shreiber who works in the area of nerve repair, stressed the enormous potential of the field in a variety of applications.
December 5, 2002
The Biomedical Engineering Honors Academy: An Undergraduate Community of Research Scholarship received a Rutgers Dialogues Grant starting January 2, 2003. ProfessorCharles Roth directs the Honors Academy, which currently has 9 BME juniors who are following an enriched research program, in addition to their courses.
December 1, 2002
Professor John Li was recently elected Chair of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) Chapter of IEEE's Princeton/Central Jersey Section. The EMB section is a leading authority in engineering biomedical technology. For more info see

October 2002

October 20, 2002
Professor George Shoane's research on improving the golf putting process was featured in the October 12, 2002 issue of Science News (p. 238). The study mentioned showed that certain golfing grips can lessen head and eye movement during putting, which improves the putter's success. Professor Shoane is a leading expert in vision research, in general, and in oculomotor control, in particular.
October 10, 2002
Professor David Shreiber has received a 3-year, $600,000 award from the Centers for Disease Control to study the biomechanics of spinal cord injury. The research involves collaborations with Professors Dimitri Metaxas (Biomedical Engineering) and Wise Young (Cell Biology and Neuroscience), and aims to identify tissue-level material thresholds for injury following spinal cord compression.
October 1, 2002
Professor Troy Shinbrot received a 1-year $50,000 award from the NSF for his project "Instabilities and Waves in Sheared Granular Materials". The goal is to study fundamental flow instabilities in powders and grains as encountered in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

September 2002

September 4, 2002
Groundbreaking took place today for a $23.8 million, 60,000-square-foot building dedicated to biomedical engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The four-story state-of-the-art structure on the university's Busch campus in Piscataway is targeted for completion in 2004. Features include core facilities for genomics and proteomics, tissue engineering, biomedical imaging and optics, microfabrication, animal study, high-performance computing, laboratories, offices and a 200-seat auditorium and conference center.