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BME students make assembly line more accessible for workers with disabilities

July 10, 2019

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Maureen Newman receives 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award

July 3, 2019

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Maureen Newman, a recent graduate of our BME PhD program, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Maureen’s dissertation is “Bone-targeted Polymer Delivery of Osteoanabolics for Bone Regeneration.” Maureen, now a formulations scientist with Surrozen, investigated a novel therapeutic strategy for osteoporosis treatment under the mentorship of Danielle Benoit. This strategy combined a bone-building drug and a bone-targeting polymer delivery vehicle to reverse the reduction of bone volume and bone strength in patients with osteoporosis. 

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Several BME professors receive University Research awards

June 10, 2019

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BME primary faculty Regine Choe, Ross Maddox, and Jim McGrath, as well as BME graduate faculty Denise Hocking (Pharmacology & Physiology), Andrew Berger (Optics) and Lisa DeLouise (Dermatology) are recipients of this year's University Research Awards. These awards provide “seed” grants for promising, high-risk projects.

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BME PhD candidate Danielle Desa awarded 2019 Research Initiative grant

May 20, 2019

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Congratulations to Danielle Desa, a third-year biomedical engineering PhD student in the lab of Professor Ed Brown, who has received a 2019 Research Initiative grant.

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From slug slime to medical adhesive: how one BME alum looks to nature for engineering inspiration

May 15, 2019

This tough gel can stretch 20 times its length without breaking, which is more than what the most resilient rubber band can do.

Ben Freedman ’11 looks to nature to inspire engineering solutions.

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BME students among winners of Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition

May 7, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition, two of which are BME students. This competition is designed to encourage undergraduate engineering students to consider the commercial potential of the processes or topics they are studying. This year, fourteen teams applied and five were selected to present to a panel of judges.

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Ready to mentor ‘students like myself’

May 3, 2019

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A biomedical engineering major and first-generation student, Kharimat Alatise ’19 is ready to pursue her doctorate and “be a role model to first-generation and minority students.”

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Professor Benoit receives College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship

April 26, 2019

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Danielle Benoit, an associate professor of biomedical engineering who has provided research experiences for more than 80 undergraduates in her lab, is the second recipient of the College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship.

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Madeline Cappelloni wins 2019 Edward Peck Curtis Award

April 15, 2019

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Congratulations to Madeline Cappelloni, a graduate student in the Maddox Lab, who was awarded the 2019 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. The award was personally presented by Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Studies Margaret Kearney.

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Three BME faculty members inducted to AIMBE's College of Fellows

April 3, 2019

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Three biomedical engineering faculty members at the University of Rochester–Danielle Benoit, Catherine Kuo, and Amy Lerner–have been inducted as fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

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Professor Amy Lerner among winners of 2018 Presidential Diversity Award

March 5, 2019

 

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Benoit Lab graduate students receive honors from Society for Biomaterials

February 22, 2019

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Three members of the Benoit Lab have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Biomaterials' 2019 Annual Meeting which will be held in Seattle, WA, April 3-6, 2019. Graduate student Kenneth Sims received a Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) award which recognizes research excellence and helps to develop future leaders within the Society for Biomaterials. Graduate students Marian Ackun-Farmmer and Clyde Overby received Honorable Mentions. 

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BME student among three Rochester teams competing for $1M Hult Prize

February 22, 2019

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Beloved graduate program coordinator Donna Porcelli retires after 42 years at University, 17 years in BME

January 7, 2019

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Donna Porcelli has embarked on a well-earned retirement -- despite the strong reservations of Professor James McGrath and no doubt many other faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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Jim Zavislan named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

January 5, 2019

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BME Senior Nancy Bansbach Earns 1st Team All-American Honors

January 5, 2019

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