March 2013

March 7, 2013
BME MS student Dorothy Politis has been awarded a 2013 summer internship at the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Ohio. Dorothy will be working on "Improving and testing a predictive model for tracking bone loss in the environment of microgravity" with Dr. Jim Pennline from the Glenn Research Center.
March 5, 2013
Patent US 8,389,700 on "Agent delivery system capable of selectively releasing an agent" has been issued to the team lead by Prof. Noshir Langrana and team members Dr. David Lin and Prof.Bernard Yurke (currently at Boise State University).

February 2013

February 28, 2013
Professor Charles Roth was inducted into the 2013 College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). AIMBE was founded in 1991 and its current vision is to provide leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society. Each year, AIMBE elects Fellows considered to be in the top 2 % of the profession as experts to carry out this mission.
February 20, 2013
BME junior Janice Jeschke has made two journeys overseas promoting health education in Nepal and conducting research in Germany. She searched through multiple organizations and stumbled upon Edge of Seven, a nongovernmental agency, which offered programs in several countries including Nepal. She said she was drawn to Nepal by its mountains, peaceful culture and need for help in rural communities.
February 13, 2013
Dr. William Craelius is the recipient of the QED Innovation Award, 2013, from the University City Science Center in Philadelphia. Craelius' project, Dynawheel™, is a digital health-enabled rehabilitation device for helping people recover from stroke and neuromuscular injuries. The $100K award, along with other resources from the QED program, will be used to bring Dynawheel™ into clinical practice. The project is a collaboration with Dr. Nicki Newby of Nian-Crae, Inc. , who is licensing the product.
February 12, 2013
Research performed in the laboratories of Professors Francois Berthiaume and Martin Yarmush in collaboration with researchers at Araim Pharmaceuticals was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The collaborative study showed that systemic administration of ARA290 (a peptide from the protein erythropoietin) after burn injury is highly effective in reducing burn wound expansion by preventing microvascular thrombosis and progressive tissue necrosis.
February 11, 2013
The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Center for innovative Ventures of Emerging Technologies (CIVET) have been awarded a 2-year, $34,500 grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). The program entitled"Biomedical Engineering E-Teams for Healthcare Innovation" aims to implement a new senior design experience for Biomedical Engineering (BME) students focused on the integration of BME/medicine with translation of innovation to industry.

November 2012

November 28, 2012
Research performed in the laboratory of Professor Martin Yarmush in collaboration with researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Bergen in Norway, on the development of subcutaneous implants of nanoscale hydrogel scaffolds coated with human bone marrow stromal cells as artificial bone marrow cavities, was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
November 16, 2012
BME PhD student Shirley Masand was granted a travel award by SciWomen, the office for the promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Shirley presented a poster entitled "Instructive glycomimetic functionalized scaffolds for peripheral nerve injury" at the Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Hartford, CT in October, 2011. Shirley is advised by Professor David Shreiber.
November 12, 2012
Professor Martin Yarmush will serve as a member of the Executive Advisory Editorial Board of a new journal named "Organogenesis". The journal covers significant advances of all aspects of organ development, and also includes research into tissue engineering, artificial organs, and organ substitutes.