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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.

 

 

Are We Ready for ‘Wafer-Sized’ Implantable Medical Devices?

Stephen Oesterle | Via TEDMED | January 1, 2010

Stephen Oesterle at TEDMED 2010 Just when you thought things couldn’t get any smaller, Medtronic’s Stephen Oesterle show’s us something new in a ‘big’ way!

First Cancer Vaccine to Eliminate Tumors in Mice

David Mooney | Via Wyss Institute | November 25, 2009

A cancer vaccine carried into the body on a carefully engineered, fingernail-sized implant is the first to successfully eliminate tumors in mammals, a team of Harvard bioengineers and biologists report today in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The new approach uses plastic disks impregnated with tumor-specific antigens and implanted under the skin to reprogram the […]

Implantable Glucose Sensor Could Spell Relief for Millions of Diabetics

Diane Burgess | Via UConn Today | November 2, 2009

A team of researchers in chemistry, pharmaceutics, and engineering is developing a long term implantable biosensor that could dramatically change the way of life for millions of people diagnosed with diabetes. Inside the laboratories of Board of Trustees distinguished professor of pharmaceutics Diane Burgess, chemistry professor Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, and engineering professor Faquir Jain, teams of […]

Caltech Scientist to Join UA Engineering Faculty

Wolfgang Fink | Via U. Arizona News | October 15, 2009

Edward Keonjian, the “father of microelectronics,” would have been 100 years old on Aug. 14, 2009. To mark his centennial, the University of Arizona College of Engineering has announced the establishment of the Edward and Maria Keonjian Distinguished Professorship in Microelectronics, the result of a million-dollar endowment by Keonjian and his wife Maria. The first […]

Susan Margulies Named a Fellow of BMES

Susan Margulies | Via Penn Engineering | October 14, 2009

Susan Margulies, Professor of Bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society for her national and international contributions to Biomedical Engineering and for inspired leadership in BMES. Fellowship is conferred by the Board of Directors to Society members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a […]

UB Professor Esther Takeuchi Named Recipient of National Medal of Technology, Most Coveted Technology Award in U.S.

Esther Takeuchi | Via SUNY Buffalo | September 18, 2009

President Barack Obama announced yesterday that Esther S. Takeuchi, Ph.D., Greatbatch Professor in Power Sources Research in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor awarded in the U.S. for technological achievement. Takeuchi, a UB faculty member since 2007, is […]

School of Engineering Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Judy Cezeaux | Via Western New England University | September 8, 2009

The Western New England College Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Engineering were awarded a grant of $125,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop multidisciplinary design projects that will assist individuals with disabilities. Dr. Judy L. Cezeaux, chair and professor of biomedical engineering, will oversee the project. “This funding will provide financial support for […]

Dental School Nurtures Ties with Industry

Anne Meyer | Via University at Buffalo | August 26, 2009

A dental products manufacturer headquartered in Germany had a problem. Company representatives suspected that someone was selling counterfeits of a brand-name composite resin in foreign markets. The questionable goods had been packaged professionally, matching authentic products in outward appearance. Without specialized help, it wasn’t possible to tell whether materials were real or imitation. The manufacturer […]

Georgia Tech’s Robert Nerem to Address Summer Commencement

Robert Nerem | Via Georgia Tech | July 31, 2009

Professor Robert M. Nerem will address the graduates at Georgia Tech’s 234th commencement on Saturday, August 1, 2009. Approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized at a 9a.m. ceremony at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Robert M. Nerem joined Georgia Tech in 1987 as the Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair for Engineering in Medicine. He […]

Natacha DePaola Named IIT Dean of Engineering

Natacha DePaola | Via Illinois Institute of Technology | May 7, 2009

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Provost Alan Cramb today announced the appointment of Natacha DePaola as dean of IIT Armour College of Engineering. DePaola joins IIT from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where she has been chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering since 2005 and on the faculty since 1994. Before RPI, DePaola was assistant […]

Clemson Bioengineering Professor Receives 2009 Governor’s Award

Martine LaBerge | Via Clemson University | March 24, 2009

Clemson professor and chairwoman of bioengineering Martine LaBerge is the recipient of the 2009 Governor’s Award for Scientific Awareness. The award was established in 1985 by the Drug Science Foundation to honor individuals or teams in South Carolina whose achievements and contributions to science merit special recognition and promote wider awareness of the quality and […]

Jay Keasling – The Colbert Report

Jay Keasling | Via Colbert Nation | March 10, 2009

Jay Keasling says the same yeast that we use to produce beer and bread will soon be fueling our cars and planes.  (04:57)

Rapid Deployment

Joel Bumgardner | Via University of Memphis | June 16, 2008

In a dimly lit room the size of a boxcar, a patient at Fort Sam Houston in Texas lay on a U.S. Army gurney. A split in the skin over his knee revealed a nasty wound: broken shin, muscles bruised and burned, protective membranes shredded. On top of all that, it was infected. His doctors […]

Liquid Bandages – Polymeric materials patch up acute and chronic wounds

Ann Salamone | Via American Chemical Society | June 16, 2008

Take a stroll through the first-aid aisle in a drugstore. Among the dizzying selection of gauze and medical tape and the myriad colors, shapes, and materials of adhesive bandages, you will likely find a few products labeled as “liquid bandages.” Many first-aid kits are now also stocked with a small bottle of this wound-covering alternative. […]

UB Offers Life Sciences Certificate Program

Anne Meyer | Via University at Buffalo | May 11, 2007

As the biomedical industry develops, workers need knowledge of the regulatory environment in which life sciences products, medical devices and implants are developed, manufactured and sold. Strengthening this knowledge base among life science industry workers is the basis for a new certificate program, “Regulatory Environment of Medical Devices and Implants” (REMeDI) offered by the Division […]

Justin Teissie, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Justin Teissie | Via AIMBE | January 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Justin Teissie, Ph.D., Emeritus DSc, IPBS, CNRS, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Teissie was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For fundamental and important contributions to biomembrane electrochemistry leading to […]

Juergen K. Willmann, M.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Juergen Willmann | Via AIMBE | January 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Juergen K. Willmann, M.D., Professor of Radiology, Clinical Chief of Body Imaging, Department of Radiology, Body Imaging Division, Stanford University School of Medicine, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Willmann was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and […]

Guo-Yuan Yang, M.D., Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Guo-Yuan Yang | Via AIMBE | January 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Guo-Yuan Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, , Shanghai Jiao Tong University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Yang was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For his seminal contributions to the fostering […]

Dezhong Yao, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Dezhong Yao | Via AIMBE | January 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Dezhong Yao, Ph.D., Director, Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation, Ministry of Education, China International Joint Research Center for NeuroInformation, Ministry of Science and Technology, China Dean, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of […]

Arjun G. Yodh, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Arjun Yodh | Via AIMBE | January 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Arjun G. Yodh, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Yodh was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For pioneering pre-clinical and […]