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Yale professor named 2004 Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer
W. Mark Saltzman, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering,at Yale was named the Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2004, the Society's highest award. His research has led to biocompatible polymeric materials for the controlled delivery of drugs, proteins, and genes, and has created polymer implants to promote the regeneration of diseased and traumatized tissues in the nervous system. (2004-10-22)

Johns Hopkins hosts 2005 Annual Fall Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society
An international organization of biomedical, electrical, chemical and mechanical engineers and medical specialists will discuss the future of biomedical engineering during the 2005 fall meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), to be held in Baltimore Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 and hosted by Johns Hopkins. The conference, (2005-09-30)

Maximizing biomedical research through integrated science
In this Policy Forum, Phillip Sharp, Tyler Jacks and Susan Hockfield discuss the need for better integration of engineering, physical, computational, and mathematical sciences with biomedical science, as they publish a report this week outlining key recommendations in this space. (2016-06-23)

Louisiana Tech University to graduate 4 National Academy of Grand Challenge Scholars
Louisiana Tech University's National Academy of Grand Challenge Scholars program is about to add four more graduates to its prestigious ranks. Kate Elfer (nanosystems engineering), Megan Carroll (biomedical engineering), Dela Jakob-Wood (mechanical engineering), and Nishi Mehta (biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and physics) will join an elite group of Grand Challenges graduates from around the United States. (2012-05-10)

UVa wins first-of-a kind 'Emerging Frontiers' NSF grant for musculoskeletal regeneration
A research group led by Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, with faculty representing five departments at the University of Virginia, will work on a first-of-its kind, $2 million grant project as they explore novel methods for the regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues. The grant from the National Science Foundation is known as an EFRI grant -- Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation. (2007-08-30)

Biomedical Engineering Society's new journal to be published by Springer
Springer and the Biomedical Engineering Society have founded a new journal Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. CVET is a forum for research on all aspects of cardiovascular physiology and medical treatment. The first issue of the new quarterly journal will appear in March 2010 and joins two other BMES publications at Springer, Annals of Biomedical Engineering and Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. (2009-12-14)

POSTECH signs MoU with Seoul National University Hospital, Korea's leading medical center
A memorandum of understanding was signed on April 20 between Pohang University of Science and Technology and Seoul National University Hospital as an open innovation initiative to create synergy by combining their respective strengths -- POSTECH's research capacity in life sciences and engineering related fields with SNUH's competence in biomedical science. (2015-04-23)

Whitaker Foundation to phase out grant programs
The Whitaker Foundation, which has invested more than $575 million in biomedical engineering education and research, has begun phasing out its grant programs to coincide with its planned closing in 2006. (2001-10-16)

UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics professor to be inducted to AIMBE College of Fellows
Ananth Annapragada, Ph.D., Robert H. Graham Professor in Entrepreneurial Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been nominated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. (2010-11-29)

Women choose biomedical engineering
Biomedical engineering leads all engineering disciplines in the percentage of degrees awarded to women, according to the American Society for Engineering Education. (2001-12-04)

Springer expands publishing partnership with the Biomedical Engineering Society
Springer and the Biomedical Engineering Society will launch a new international journal called Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering in March 2008. Springer is already the publisher of the BMES journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2008-03-13)

Engineering education society names NJIT professor Fellow
Ronald H. Rockland, Ph.D., chair of NJIT's Department of Engineering Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education. Rockland, of Parsippany, will receive the designation at the ASEE Annual Conference this coming June in Canada. (2011-04-27)

Whitaker makes largest individual grants ever totaling more than $30 million
The Whitaker Foundation has made its first two Leadership Awards totaling more than $30 million to The Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, San Diego - the largest individual grants in its 23-year history. (1998-10-14)

Whitaker Awards $6.8 Million For Biomedical Engineering Education
The Whitaker Foundation has awarded $6.8 million in grants to improve biomedical engineering education at six universities in the United States and one in Canada. (1997-11-24)

Biomedical showcase March 4 in Bethesda
A Biomedical Engineering and Science Research Showcase on March 4 at the Bethesda Marriott, sponsored by the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Science, will offer sessions ranging from biomechanics to drug discovery presented by scientists from 11 institutions and agencies. (2005-02-10)

NSF report detailing growth in graduate enrollment in science & engineering in the past decade
A recent report released by the National Science Foundation found that graduate enrollment in science and engineering grew substantially in the past decade. (2012-06-07)

Clemson bioengineer wins prestigious Early Career Award
Ning Zhang, assistant professor of bioengineering at Clemson University and the CU-MUSC Bioengineering Program, has received the prestigious 2008 Early Career Translational Research Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation for her work on an injectable hydrogel-based system for the treatment of stroke. (2008-08-15)

IEEE-USA engineering mass media fellow begins reporting on sci-tech at Voice of America
IEEE-USA Engineering Mass Media Fellow Smitha Raghunathan has begun her 10-week media internship preparing news stories on science, engineering and technology in Washington at the Voice of America. (2010-06-23)

2016 Young Investigator Award
Professor Tiago H. Falk of INRS's Energie Matériaux Telecommunications Research Centre has won the 2016 Young Investigator Award presented by Sigma Xi in recognition of his research excellence in physical sciences and engineering. He is the first Canadian scientist to win this award. (2016-07-07)

Boston, U-C Davis receive leadership-level awards
Boston University, with one of the nation's oldest biomedical engineering departments, and the University of California, Davis, with one of the newest, have both received leadership-level awards from The Whitaker Foundation. (2001-07-30)

New international fellowships, scholarships for biomedical engineering students
The Whitaker Foundation, which has invested more than $720 million in biomedical engineering education and research, and the Institute of International Education, a world leader in international exchange programs, are launching an international fellows and scholars program for American biomedical engineers early in their careers. (2005-09-01)

Making lab-grown tissues stronger
Lab-grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, including articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments. (2014-10-30)

Rutgers researchers develop automated robotic device for faster blood testing
Rutgers researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions to allow health care practitioners to spend more time treating patients. A study describing the fully automated device is published online in the journal TECHNOLOGY. (2018-06-13)

Louisiana Tech University, LSUHSC to host biomedical engineering conference
Louisiana Tech University is joining forces with LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport to bring together biomedical researchers and experts from across the nation at the 32nd Annual Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC 2016), March 11-13 at the Shreveport Convention Center. (2016-03-04)

Biomedical Engineering hosts national conference on STEM education for underserved students
The University of Akron hosts a national conference aimed at ensuring underserved students have access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Taking place March 8-10, 2017, the conference is expected to draw 200 K-12 teachers and academics from across the nation. Through workshops and speakers, attendees explore why participation lags among underrepresented racial, ethnic and socioeconomic students. The LeBron James Family Foundation, NASA Glenn Research Center, and Facing History will be presenters. (2017-03-03)

Engineering In The Eyes Of America
Do people feel well-informed about new developments in engineering and technology? How do Americans view the engineering profession? The results of an extensive nationwide Harris poll on the public's perceptions of engineering achievements will be discussed at a Sept. 1 luncheon for reporters hosted by the National Academy of Engineering. An agenda is available. (1998-08-31)

3 Louisiana Tech University students receive national engineering scholarships
Three students from Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science have been awarded 2010-2011 academic scholarships from Tau Beta Pi, one of the nation's leading engineering honor societies. (2010-05-17)

Duke Receives $1 Million Whitaker Foundation Award To Create 'Virtual' Imaging Machines
Just as airplane pilots train on flight simulators, engineers and physicians will be able to (1997-11-25)

NIH grant to strengthen IU and Purdue program to educate physician-scientists
An Indiana University School of Medicine program that partners with Purdue University to train the next generation of physician-scientists has been given national recognition with a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health. (2008-07-10)

Professor, researcher in brain machine interfaces to speak at Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech University's Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) and its Consortium on Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy and Memory (NeuroNEM) will host a presentation by Dr. Jose C. Principe, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, as part of the Seminar Series on Probing and Understanding the Brain. (2017-03-13)

High-tech X-ray imaging technique to offer detailed look at engineered tissue
Mark Anastasio, Ph.D., has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new imaging system that will help biomedical engineers see what happens when engineered tissue is implanted in the body. (2013-12-11)

Carnegie Mellon researchers seek to control blood loss
Carnegie Mellon University's Matt Obedier is developing a new hydrosurgery system to help physicians better manage excessive bleeding during surgery. (2010-03-12)

Improving artificial heart top goal of award-winning research at UH
A University of Houston biomedical engineering student's award-winning research pumps new life into artificial organs and fosters collaborations between UH and the Texas Medical Center. Hassan Khalil was awarded a fellowship by the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs for an abstract detailing research with a model of the human vascular system. His model will allow for new experimentation in artificial organ control, making experiments more flexible, predictable and less expensive. (2005-07-26)

University of Miami receives NIH grant to support novel technology for tissue engineering
A new grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of the National Institutes of Health, will provide funding for University of Miami College of Engineering researchers to develop a novel bioreactor system that will control mechano-electrochemical environment for tissue growth and also provide on-line monitoring for the properties of engineered tissues. (2009-09-15)

Bio-inspired 'nano-cocoons' offer targeted drug delivery against cancer cells
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale 'cocoons' made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. (2014-10-13)

New research shows that iPods do not interfere with cardiac pacemakers
A report in the open access journal BioMedical Engineering OnLine refutes claims that portable music players, such as Apple's iPod, interfere with cardiac pacemakers. (2008-01-31)

UCI biomedical engineer receives $1.8 million grant
UC Irvine biomedical engineer Steven C. George, who is one of the first U.S. scientists to create three-dimensional living lung tissue, has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine how asthma attacks the walls of the bronchial tubes. (2003-08-13)

FDA researchers identify new MRI safety risk for patients with pacemakers
FDA researchers have found that certain cardiac pacemakers may inadequately stimulate a patient's heart while undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan due to the magnetic pulses mixing with the electronic pulses from the pacemaker. This inadequate stimulation is potentially dangerous for the patient undergoing the MRI scan, according to research published in BioMed Central's open-access journal BioMedical Engineering Online. (2009-12-14)

Louisiana Tech University students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Louis Reis, a Louisiana Tech University biomedical and electrical engineering student, and Mark Wade, a recent summa cum laude graduate in electrical engineering and physics and current graduate student at Tech, have each been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. (2011-04-12)

Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles, Rutgers-led study finds
Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. (2017-12-12)

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