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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.

 

 

Purdue’s New Science on Tap Forums to Reach Out to Community

Alyssa Panitch | Via Purdue University | April 15, 2010

Purdue next week will launch Science on Tap, a monthly forum between Purdue and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community designed to spur discussion about the world of science. The inaugural Science on Tap is scheduled for 6 p.m. next Thursday (April 22) at the Upstairs Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., in downtown Lafayette. Food will […]

Ultrasensitive Imaging Method Uses Gold-Silver ‘Nanocages’

Ji-Xin Cheng | Via Purdue University | April 12, 2010

New research findings suggest that an experimental ultrasensitive medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic “nanocages” might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease. The system works by shining near-infrared laser pulses through the skin to detect hollow nanocages and solid nanoparticles – made of an alloy of gold […]

Biomedical Engineering Names New Department Chair

Abraham P. Lee | Via UC Irvine Engineering | April 5, 2010

Abraham (Abe) P. Lee, Ph.D., a pioneer in micro and nano fluidics technology, and professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, has been named the new chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), effective July, 1, 2010. Currently, Lee directs the Micro/Nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus […]

New Resources Create Professorship and Advance School’s Entrepreneurial Efforts

Ananth Annapragada | Via UTHealth | March 31, 2010

In further recognition of the entrepreneurial culture of The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston, a gift has been made that will provide resources for the school’s efforts in this area. This includes the establishment of a new professorship and resources to advance new collaborative, educational and funding opportunities. Specifically the […]

Beyond Fantastic Voyage: Drug delivery research at UCSB

Samir Mitragotri | Via UCSB Convergence | March 22, 2010

In the 1966 science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, the principals were put in a submarine which was then shrunk to one micron in length and injected into a comatose scientist’s body so that they could navigate through the body to the site of a life-threatening cerebral blood clot and destroy it. That was a fantasy […]

Paper Describes Functional Nanomaterials For Medical, Health Devices

Roger Narayan | Via NC State Newsroom | March 22, 2010

A team led by researchers from North Carolina State University has published a paper that describes the use of a technique called atomic layer deposition to incorporate “biological functionality” into complex nanomaterials, which could lead to a new generation of medical and environmental health applications. For example, the researchers show how the technology can be […]

Forehand and Bates Accept Leadership Roles at UVM

Jason Bates | Via University of Vermont | March 16, 2010

Two senior members of the University of Vermont College of Medicine faculty recently accepted leadership roles at the University. In February, Jason Bates, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor of medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, was appointed interim director of the School of Engineering SoE in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences CEMS. A March 15 […]

Researchers Identify Gene that May Play Key Role in Atherosclerosis

Gang Bao | Via Georgia Tech | March 15, 2010

To understand the role of inflammation in cardiovascular and other diseases, it is essential to identify and characterize genes that induce an inflammatory response in the body — and the genes that regulate them. A study published online this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that a gene called […]

Gilbert Named Provost, Executive Vice President

Jerome A. Gilbert | Via Mississippi State University | March 12, 2010

A veteran Mississippi State faculty member and administrator is being named provost and executive vice president at the 132-year-old land-grant institution, pending approval of the Board of Trustees, state Institutions of Higher Learning. Jerome A. Gilbert, a 21-year MSU faculty member who has served since 2004 as associate provost, was selected following a national search […]

Kinder, Gentler Breast Prosthesis in Development

Judit Puskas | Via University of Akron | March 9, 2010

For the past decade, Dr. Judit E. Puskas, professor of polymer science at The University of Akron, has worked to develop a new and innovative breast prosthesis safer for implant patients than the current silicone variety. With one in eight American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year — 70,000 of whom undergo mastectomies followed […]

Cleveland Researchers Use Natural and Artificial Sheaths to Mend Traumatic Bone Loss

Melissa Knothe Tate | Via Case Western Reserve University | March 9, 2010

A husband and wife research team has found a way to use the sleeve-like cover on bone to heal serious bone injuries faster and more simply than current methods. And they’ve developed an artificial sleeve that spurs fast healing when a car wreck, bomb blast or disease leaves too little cover. Melissa Knothe Tate, a […]

Dr. Adele Boskey 2010 Recipient of ORS/AOA Award for Lifetime Contributions to Orthopaedics

Adele Boskey | Via Hospital for Special Surgery | March 8, 2010

Biomineralization and osteoporosis investigator Adele L. Boskey, Ph.D., the Starr Chair in Mineralized Tissue Research at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, has been selected the 2010 recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society/American Orthopaedic Association Alfred R. Shands, Jr. Award.  The award will be presented to Dr. Boskey on Monday, March 8, at the […]

Cancer Researchers Get Crucial Funding

Krishnendu Roy | Via University of Texas at Austin | March 3, 2010

University of Texas at Austin engineering professors George Georgiou and Krishnendu Roy are working on ways to treat cancer with drugs. Georgiou is developing new proteins for treating liver cancer. Roy is engineering systems for delivering vaccines for lymphoma. And they have received funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) that […]

NSF Program Director Appointment

Theresa Good | Via UMBC Engineering and Information Technology | March 2, 2010

Theresa Good, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering was selected by National Science Foundation (NSF) to be a Program Director in Biotechnology, Biochemical and Biomass Engineering. She began her position at NSF in 2010, where she manages research programs in areas of biotechnology and biochemical engineering including metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, stem cell technologies and […]

School of Engineering Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Judy Cezeaux | Via Western New England University | March 1, 2010

The Western New England College Department of Biomedical Engineering will soon feature a state-of-the-art biomaterials research laboratory, thanks to a $293,450 National Science Foundation grant. The funding was made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The award will allow the Western New England College School of Engineering to acquire new lab equipment to […]

Questions for Nancy Allbritton

Nancy Allbritton | Via NC State Engineering | March 1, 2010

Dr. Nancy Allbritton became the new head of the Joint UNC-NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering in August 2009. She talks about her background, her plans for the department and the fast-growing field of biomedical engineering.

Getting Rid of the Stent

Guillermo Ameer | Via Northwestern Engineering | March 1, 2010

Late one night several years ago in a shared office on the top floor of the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on the Chicago campus, Guillermo Ameer and Melina Kibbe came up with a new idea for their research. Kibbe, associate professor of vascular surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, had spread out […]

Rodgers Honored With Engineers’ Council Educator Award

Victor Rodgers | Via UCR Newsroom | February 26, 2010

UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering Victor G. J. Rodgers was honored with the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award at The Engineers’ Council’s 55th annual honors and awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 20. On the podium, Rodgers thanked the council for recognizing the importance of engineering educators. He also thanked Bourns College of Engineering Dean Reza […]

Big Ideas Reap Big Rewards

Kenneth Lutchen | Via Boston University | February 23, 2010

The College of Engineering has reason to celebrate: a sizable fellowship was recently named in honor of the dean and two mechanical engineering professors have received top awards in their field. Coincidentally, these accolades come during National Engineers Week 2010, which several ENG student organizations are marking with special events through February 26. The Kenneth […]

Rimnac Named Associate Dean, Alexander Chair

Clare Rimnac | Via Case Western Reserve University | February 23, 2010

Clare Rimnac, the Wilbert S. Austin Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been promoted to associate dean of research at the Case School of Engineering. Rimnac will implement the school’s strategic research plan, coordinating the school’s four new institutes, and assisting with new faculty hires. Dean Norman C. Tien said he selected Rimnac for […]