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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.

 

 

Shape Memory Medical Receives CE Mark for the TrelliX Embolic Coil System

Duncan Maitland | Via Business Wire | October 21, 2019

Shape Memory Medical Inc. announced today it has received CE mark for its TrelliX® Embolic Coil System. The TrelliX Embolic Coil System is intended to obstruct or occlude blood flow in vascular abnormalities of the neurovascular and peripheral vessels. CE-marked indications include: Intracranial aneurysms, other neurovascular abnormalities such as arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulae, arterial […]

National Academy of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service

Cato Laurencin | Via National Academy of Medicine | October 21, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service. The honorees are Cato Laurencin, University Professor and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut; David Savitz, professor of epidemiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics at Brown University; […]

Silencing RNA nanotherapy shows promise against pancreatic cancer

Samuel Wickline | Via EurekAlert | October 21, 2019

Despite advances in cancer survival, more than 90 percent of people with pancreatic cancer die within five years. Most patients with pancreatic tumors (and half of those with colorectal cancers) carry a mutation in the KRAS gene, which normally controls cell growth and death. The KRAS oncogene was discovered more than 35 years ago and […]

Denise Aberle named to National Academy of Medicine

Denise Aberle | Via UCLA | October 21, 2019

Two UCLA professors, Dr. Denise Aberle and Dr. Carol Mangione, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in health and medicine. Aberle is a professor of radiology and bioengineering, and vice chair for research in the department of radiological sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at […]

Sharon Gerecht Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Sharon Gerecht | Via News Wise | October 21, 2019

Four faculty members of The Johns Hopkins University have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Announcement of new NAM members (100 total) was made today in conjunction with the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. NAM is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health, medicine and the natural, […]

Sangeeta Bhatia elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2019

Sangeeta Bhatia | Via MIT | October 21, 2019

Sangeeta Bhatia, an MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science and of health sciences and technology, and Richard Young, an MIT professor of biology, are among the 100 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine today. Bhatia is already a member of the National Academies of Science and of Engineering, making her […]

John Rogers Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

John Rogers | Via Northwestern University | October 21, 2019

Northwestern Engineering’s John Rogers, the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery, has been honored with the election to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). NAM, previously known as the Institute of Medicine, is one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, […]

National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

Joseph Wu | Via National Academy of Medicine | October 21, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. “These newly […]

National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

Mehmet Toner | Via National Academy of Medicine | October 21, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. “These newly […]

National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

Dorin Comaniciu | Via National Academy of Medicine | October 21, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. “These newly […]

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

Cato Laurencin | Via University of Connecticut | October 17, 2019

University of Connecticut’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 12. Laurencin is among more than 200 newly elected members chosen for their outstanding achievements in academia, the arts, business, government, and public affairs. Laurencin is currently the only active orthopaedic surgeon in the United States […]

Changes in bone density linked to reduced fracture risk

Mary Bouxsein | Via Contemporary OB/GYN | October 16, 2019

Building on prior observations, a meta-regression of published trials has concluded that larger improvements in bone mineral density (BMD) via dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry (DXA) are associated with greater reductions in fracture risk, particularly for vertebral and hip fractures. First author Mary Bouxsein, PhD, of the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical […]

UCSF Launches Artificial Intelligence Center to Advance Medical Imaging

Christopher Hess | Via UCSF | October 11, 2019

UC San Francisco is launching a new center to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to radiology, leveraging advanced computational techniques and industry collaborations to improve patient diagnoses and care. The Center for Intelligent Imaging, or ci2, will develop and apply AI to devise powerful new ways to look inside the body and […]

UCSF Launches Artificial Intelligence Center to Advance Medical Imaging

Sharmila Majumdar | Via UCSF | October 11, 2019

UC San Francisco is launching a new center to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to radiology, leveraging advanced computational techniques and industry collaborations to improve patient diagnoses and care. The Center for Intelligent Imaging, or ci2, will develop and apply AI to devise powerful new ways to look inside the body and […]

Pamela Palmer, MD, Ph.D., Has Developed a New Wonder Drug for her Company

Pamela Palmer | Via The Wall Street Transcript | October 10, 2019

Pamela P. Palmer, M.D., Ph.D., has been Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since she co-founded the company in July 2005. Earlier, she was an anesthesiologist at University California San Francisco — UCSF. She was director of the UCSF Pain Center for Advanced Research and Education — PainCARE — between 2005 and […]

Engineering a better life

Rory Cooper | Via USPTO | October 8, 2019

Each month, our Journeys of Innovation series tells the stories of inventors or entrepreneurs whose groundbreaking innovations have made a positive difference in the world. Hear it in their own words or read the transcript below. Rory Cooper has always enjoyed tinkering and competition. As a kid growing up in Southern California, he ran track […]

National Academy of Engineering Announces Winners of 2019 Simon Ramo Founders Award

Cato Laurencin | Via National Academy of Engineering | October 4, 2019

On Sunday, Oct. 6, during its 2019 annual meeting, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will present two awards for extraordinary impact on the engineering profession. The Simon Ramo Founders Award will be presented to Cato Thomas Laurencin for his research contributions and leadership in engineering. The Arthur M. Bueche Award will be given to […]

National Academy of Engineering Announces Winners of 2019 Arthur M. Bueche Award

Rod Pettigrew | Via National Academy of Engineering | October 4, 2019

On Sunday, Oct. 6, during its 2019 annual meeting, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will present two awards for extraordinary impact on the engineering profession. The Simon Ramo Founders Award will be presented to Cato Thomas Laurencin for his research contributions and leadership in engineering. The Arthur M. Bueche Award will be given to […]

Computer models show promise for personalizing chemotherapy

Sylvia Plevritis | Via Stanford University | October 4, 2019

Computers have revolutionized many fields, so it isn’t surprising that they may be transforming cancer research. Computers are now being used to model the molecular and cellular changes associated with individual tumors, allowing scientists to simulate the tumor’s response to different combinations of chemotherapy drugs. Modeling big data to improve personalized cancer treatment was the […]

Opioid Breathalyzer Test Developed

Cristina Davis | Via Pain News Network | October 4, 2019

Chronic pain patients have grown accustomed to having their urine — and sometimes their blood and hair – analyzed for opioids and other drugs. Someday soon they could be taking opioid breathalyzer tests. In a small pilot study, researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed and successfully tested a device that collects minute […]