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Fellowbook News

AIMBE Fellowbook collects news stories highlighting the members of the AIMBE College of Fellows. Read the latest stories, jump to the College Directory, or search below to find the newest research, awards, announcements and more for the leaders of the medical and biological engineering community.

 

 

Imaging Cellular Interiors Using Polymeric Nanoparticles

Kazuhiko Ishihara | Via Physics | November 1, 2016

Nanoparticles are particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers. They are typically obtained from metals and, because of their tiny size, have unique properties that make them useful for biomedical applications. However, without treatment to make their surfaces biologically inert, their effectiveness is severely limited. Researchers led by Kazuhiko Ishihara at the University of Tokyo […]

George Wodicka Appointed Inaugural Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering

George Wodicka | Via Purdue | October 31, 2016

Purdue University’s Board of Trustees on Friday (Oct. 14) ratified the headship named for orthopedics pioneer Dr. Dane A. Miller and appointed George Wodicka as the Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering.Wodicka is founding head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. He joined Purdue in 1989 as assistant professor of Electrical and Computer […]

A Closer Look Inside

Mark Anastasio | Via Wash. U St. Louis | October 25, 2016

A faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Engineering & Applied Science has been awarded two separate grants worth a combined $2.5 million to develop better biomedical imaging tools. Mark Anastasio, professor of biomedical engineering, will use a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a […]

Frank Doyle Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Francis Doyle | Via Harvard | October 17, 2016

Francis J. Doyle III, Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Doyle, who focuses his research in the areas of systems biology and biomedical control, is among 79 newly elected NAM members who were chosen by their peers […]

Michael Sefton receives $1.1M from JDRF for type 1 diabetes research

Michael Sefton | Via U. Toronto | October 12, 2016

University of Toronto professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has been presented with a major research award from international diabetes foundation JDRF to advance treatment research for type 1 diabetes (T1D).The funding, valued at approximately $1.1 million ($845,135 USD), supports a three-year study at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) to […]

Military Medicine – Beyond the Battlefield

Rory Cooper | Via PBS | October 12, 2016

Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield, hosted and reported by ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, covers military medical advances and technology from the battlefield to the return home. The personal stories of physicians, scientists, active duty troops, veterans, and military families come together in this one hour documentary to show how these advances are both saving […]

Brown Researchers Develop New Ligase For Biomedical Use

Anubhav Tripathi | Via Brown | October 11, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Ligases are enzymes that serve critical functions in cells, helping to fuse together broken strands of DNA and RNA. These enzymes are also important bioengineering tools, useful in genetic sequencing, mutation detection and other applications. Researchers in Brown University’s School of Engineering have now developed a new RNA ligase for […]

School of Engineering Recruits Biomedical Engineering Chair, New Faculty Members

Michael King | Via Vanderbilt | October 5, 2016

The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of senior faculty to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and four junior faculty members representing biomedical, mechanical and computer science and computer engineering departments. Michael R. King will join Vanderbilt as professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Cynthia Reinhart-King will join biomedical engineering […]

School of Engineering Recruits Biomedical Engineering Chair, New Faculty Members

Cynthia Reinhart-King | Via Vanderbilt | October 5, 2016

The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of senior faculty to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and four junior faculty members representing biomedical, mechanical and computer science and computer engineering departments. Michael R. King will join Vanderbilt as professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Cynthia Reinhart-King will join biomedical engineering […]

Nicholas Peppas Receives 2016 Pritzker Distinguished Lectureship

Nicholas Peppas | Via U. Texas Austin | October 1, 2016

Nicholas Peppas, Texas ChE professor and a world-renowned expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been awarded the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) prestigious Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award for 2016. The lectureship is the highest award given by BMES and recognizes one individual each year for his or her outstanding achievements and leadership […]

Shashi Murthy Wins NSF Grant for Cell Therapy Manufacturing with Neon Therapeutics

Shashi Murthy | Via Northeastern | September 2, 2016

Chemical Engineering Professor Shashi Murthy has received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop novel manufacturing technologies for cell-based cancer therapies.  This project will be a collaborative effort with Cambridge, MA-based Neon Therapeutics which is developing neo-antigen-based therapeutic vaccines and cell-based therapies for cancer.  Cell-based therapies represent the next major frontier in the treatment […]

Altering Stem Cell Perception of Tissue Stiffness May Help Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders

Robert Mauck | Via HealthCanal | August 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A new biomaterial can be used to study how and when stem cells sense the mechanics of their surrounding environment, found a team led by Robert Mauck, PhD, the Mary Black Ralston Professor for Education and Research in Orthopaedic Surgery, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. With further […]

Michael Sefton to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society

Michael Sefton | Via U. Toronto | August 29, 2016

University of Toronto biomedical engineering University Professor Michael Sefton (IBBME, ChemE) has been named this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS). The award, issued by the organization’s Americas chapter, recognizes his immense contributions to the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Sefton joins […]

Freddie Fu, M.D. Inducted Into AOSSM Hall of Fame

Freddie Fu | Via Ortho | August 29, 2016

The legendary Chair of “Pitt” orthopedics, Freddie H. Fu, M.D., was recently inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame during the Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting. Dr. Fu is a Past AOSSM President and the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of […]

Allbritton Receives National Award in Chemical Instrumentation

Nancy Allbritton | Via NC State | August 22, 2016

Dr. Nancy Allbritton, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, will receive the 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Instrumentation at the 252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition held Aug. 21-25. The award recognizes advances in the field of chemical instrumentation including: conceptualization […]

Iasemidis Receives NSF Grant to Advance Brain Research in Epilepsy

Leon Iasemidis | Via Louisiana Tech | August 22, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a team led by Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis, the Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair and professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, a $6 million grant over four years to investigate the origins and impacts of brain seizures associated with epilepsy. Through its Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research […]

Multi-Functional, Modular Nanoparticles Could Help Fight Cancer

Warren Chan | Via U. Toronto | August 19, 2016

Imagine a fighter jet that can fly to its target undetected, attack with two different kinds of weapons and then disappear without a trace. Now imagine that the target is a cancer cell, and that the fighter jet is a particle so small that 60 billion of them could fit on the head of a […]

Regenerative Bandage Heals Diabetic Wounds Faster

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern | August 16, 2016

At some point in their lives, 15 percent of people with diabetes will develop a painful and hard-to-treat foot ulcer. Twenty-four percent of those affected will require a lower-leg amputation because of it. And, in some instances, what seems like a harmless sore might even lead to death. A Northwestern Engineering team has developed a […]

In Memoriam: Carlo J. De Luca

Carlo De Luca | Via Boston University | August 15, 2016

Professor Emeritus Carlo J. De Luca (BME, ECE), who played a leading role in the College of Engineering’s early development as a research institution, died on July 20. He was 72 years old. De Luca joined the faculty in 1984, having previously served at MIT, Harvard Medical School and Queens College (where he earned his doctorate). He […]

Thomas Webster To Run 1st International Meeting on the Advanced Applications of Natural Biomaterials

Thomas Webster | Via Northeastern | August 3, 2016

On September 29-30, a hundred researchers will gather at the 1st International Meeting on the Advanced Applications of Natural Biomaterials. This conference will be held at the Center of Natural Tropical Biomaterials located in Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia. Attendees include researchers and graduate students from engineering as well as biomedical companies, pharmaceutical companies, and representatives from […]