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Greg Gdowski Receives IEEE Technical Excellence Award

December 16, 2014

Greg Gdowski, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Executive Director of the Center for Medical Technology & Innovation, was presented a Region 1 Technical Excellence Award from IEEE for his "Technical Innovation and Leadership in the Fields of Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology." Region 1 covers the northeastern region of the United States. Congratulations, Greg! 

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Danielle Benoit Recognized as 2015 Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

December 16, 2014

Danielle Benoit, James P. Wilmot Distinguished Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected by the Biomedical Engineering Society to contribute a full-length research article to the 2015 Young Innovators Special Issue of the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal. Benoit is also invited to present her work in a special two-part platform session at the 2015 Fall BMES Conference. Congratulations, Danielle! 

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Laurel Carney Receives STTR Grant with Omnispeech

December 11, 2014

The Carney Lab has received an STTR Grant titled "Speech Enhancement Based on Auditory Coding of Voiced Signals."

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Timothy Felong Receives Undergraduate Research Initiative Award

December 10, 2014

Timothy Felong, an undergraduate student in the Benoit lab, won the 2014-2015 Undergraduate Research Initiative Award from the Friends of the UR Libraries (FURL) for his project titled “Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Approaches for the Salivary Gland.” Congratulations, Timothy! 

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BME Junior Matt Mender Named to Academic All-America Team

December 3, 2014

As both a student and an athlete, Matt Mender has made his mark at the University of Rochester. He's been justly rewarded for it as well.

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Amanda Chen Receives 2015 Student Award for Outstanding Research

November 21, 2014

amanda chen awardAmanda Chen, a student in the Benoit Lab, has been selected to receive a 2015 Student Award for Outstanding Research from the Society for Biomaterials. This prestigious award is specifically given "to student researchers who have shown outstanding achievement in biomaterials research." Amanda Chen was the sole winner of this prestigious national award. 

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Buckley Lab Receives NIH Grant

November 20, 2014

BME Assistant Professor Mark Buckley has recieved an NIH R03 grant for the project entitled "Tracking Achilles tendon compression to monitor insertional Achilles tendinopathy." Insertional Achilles tendionpathy (IAT) is a painful and common disroder that is difficult to treat. Standard physical therapy interventions that work well for other forms of Achilles tendinopathy are only ~50% effective for IAT, and patients who fail physical therapy require surgeries that are expensive, entail long recovery times and often lead to complications.

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New Ultrasound Imaging Patent Issued for Professor McAleavey

November 14, 2014

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Andrew Shubin Receives Top Poster Award at APSA Conference

November 13, 2014

Andrew Shubin, a graduate student in the Benoit Lab, received a Top Poster award at the American Physician Scientist Association Northeast Regional Conference in New York City on November 1st, 2014. Andrew's poster entitled "Development of Poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels for salvary gland regeneration" was selected as one of the top three winning posters. 

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University of Rochester: One of the Top 10 Research Universities in the Nation

November 12, 2014

The University of Rochester has been identified by the journal Nature Biotechnology as one of the top 10 universities in the nation for the impact of its life sciences research.

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Jonathan Macoskey Wins ASA Undergraduate Research Award

November 6, 2014

Jonathan Macoskey (BME Class 2015) was the recipient of the 2014 Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics from the Acoustical Society of America.

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Using Second Harmonic Generation to Predict Metastasis

October 23, 2014

Dr. Edward Brown (BME) has received a $140k grant from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program for his project entitled “Prediction of Metastasis Using Second Harmonic Generation.” The goal of this one year project is to expand upon a recent finding from Dr. Brown’s laboratory that an optical scattering phenomenon called second harmonic generation (SHG), when applied to breast cancer biopsy specimens, can help predict metastatic outcome in 10-year patient follow-up data.

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University of Rochester spin-off company Adarza BioSystems raises $6.8 million

October 15, 2014

University of Rochester spin-off company Adarza BioSystems has some big news this quarter – $6.8 million dollars big. Benjamin Miller, Professor of Dermatology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Biomedical Engineering, helped found Adarza in 2008. BME graduate students Joe Bucukovski, Mark Lifson, and Rashmi Sriram have also been working with Adarza on research and development.

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How Blue Noise Mask's 'virtuous cycle' benefits the Hajim School

October 6, 2014

Back in 2000, the Department of Biomedical Engineering began with seven faculty members, a handful of students, and a tiny, one-room lab in the basement of Gavett Hall.

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Professor Diane Dalecki and Professor Denise Hocking Receive NIH Grant

October 3, 2014

Diane Dalecki, Ph.D. (BME) and Denise C. Hocking, Ph.D. (Pharmacology & Physiology) have received a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) for their project titled “Ultrasound standing wave fields for vascular engineering."

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Making PhDs More Employable: New Education Initiative Paves the Way

October 2, 2014

Preparing graduate students and post-doctoral trainees for jobs outside of academia is the goal of a new career-training program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, supported by $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health.

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The Engineering World Health Summer Institute 2014: Rwanda

September 30, 2014

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Team of Investigators Awarded $3.5 Million to Study Mechanism of Sepsis

September 22, 2014

A team of investigators led by Minsoo Kim, Ph.D. (Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UR), BME Chair Richard Waugh, Ph.D. (Department of Biomedical Engineering, UR) and Jonathan Reichner, Ph.D. (Department of Surgery, Brown University) in collaboration with James McGrath, Ph.D. (Department of Biomedical Engineering, UR), and Anthony Pietropaoli, M.D. (Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care, UR) recently received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for just over 3.5 million dollars.

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BME Students and Faculty present at the 4th Annual CMSR Symposium

September 16, 2014

Professor Mark Buckley gave a lecture entitled "In Vivo & In Vitro Evaluation of the Role of Mechanics in Musculoskeletal Diseases" at the 4th Annual Center for Musculoskeletal Research Symposium this past week. BME student Amy Van Hove was selected as a finalist for the predoctoral training award for her talk entitled: "Development and in vitro assessment of enzymatically-responsive poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels for the delivery of therapeutic pepetides. Additionally, Michael Hoffman won the postdoctoral training award for his talk entitled: "Exposure of MSCs to Methacrylate-Based Polymerizations Increases Cellular ROS and Reduces Differentiation Capacity. Congratulations to them both! 

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BME Chair Richard Waugh honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

September 16, 2014

Paul Lacelle, the former chair of biophysics, once told Richard Waugh “If you ever think of about becoming a (department) chairman, you should take three months off and get some therapy.”

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BME Students Intern with Idea Boxx, Recognized as Co-Inventors

September 4, 2014

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BME Student Team Wins Second Place at BMES Coulter College

September 2, 2014

A University of Rochester Biomedical Engineering team led by Professor Scott Seidman took second place at the BMES Coulter College program. Coulter College is a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations involving student design teams guided by faculty and clinical experts. Nineteen teams participated in this year's program, including over 200 students, faculty, and clinical collaborators. 

The BME team is Namita Sarraf, Ling Yang, Rachel Niu, Stephanie Rigot, Nuley Seo, and Benjamin Dengler. The team developed a concept for a device to monitor a condition called autonomic dysreflexia, which is a potentially fatal syndrome that is common in people with spinal cord injuires. 

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Hajim undergrads get research experience as Xerox fellows

August 20, 2014

  The program, developed and administered bv the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, is a collaboration with the Hajim School and Xerox Corp., which provides funding. It provides an intensive lab-based, mentored research experience for engineering undergraduates during the summer before their junior or senior years. Most participants continue their research project into the fall as a faculty-advised, independent study course for which the students receive course credit.

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BME Faculty and Students Attend 7th Annual World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston

August 14, 2014

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Using Ultrasound to Engineer Synthetic Tissue

July 14, 2014

Diane Dalecki, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Denise Hocking, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering, are using ultrasound to organize cells and proteins with the pressure waves that ultrasound produces, in a way that might someday allow for building artificial tissues and organs from scratch.

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Adam Pacheck Named Academic All-American

June 23, 2014

Adam Pacheck has earned Academic All-American Honors in recognition of his strong academic program and highly successful athletic career. Pacheck, a double major in Biomedical Engineering and Physics, completed his academic career with a cumulative GPA of 3.92.

He is the 10th male cross country/track and field athlete at Rochester to earn Academic All-America honors at Rochester since Glenn Lamb was honored in 1983.

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Benoit Research Team Publishes Article in Acta Biomaterialia

June 11, 2014

When stem cells are used to regenerate bone tissue, many wind up migrating away from the repair site, which disrupts the healing process. But a technique employed by BMES Member Danielle Benoit and her University of Rochester research team keeps the stem cells in place, resulting in faster and better tissue regeneration.

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Better Tissue Healing with Disappearing Hydrogels

June 9, 2014

When stem cells are used to regenerate bone tissue, many wind up migrating away from the repair site, which disrupts the healing process. But a technique employed by a University of Rochester research team keeps the stem cells in place, resulting in faster and better tissue regeneration. The key, as explained in a paper published in Acta Biomaterialia, is encasing the stem cells in polymers that attract water and disappear when their work is done.

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Better Tissue Healing with Disappearing Hydrogels

June 9, 2014

When stem cells are used to regenerate bone tissue, many wind up migrating away from the repair site, which disrupts the healing process. But a technique employed by a University of Rochester research team keeps the stem cells in place, resulting in faster and better tissue regeneration. The key, as explained in a paper published in Acta Biomaterialia, is encasing the stem cells in polymers that attract water and disappear when their work is done.

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5th Annual Benoit Lab Lemonade Stand Set to Raise Money for Childhood Cancer

May 29, 2014

The Benoit Lab will once again participate in Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Lemonade Days to raise money and awareness for the fight against childhood cancers. The fundraiser will be held at the Rochester Public Market on Saturday June 7th, from 10am-1pm.

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Two BME Student Teams Win 2014 Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition

May 15, 2014

UR DermMatesThe 2014 Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition took place on Friday, May 2nd in Schlegel Hall. During the competition, Hajim undergraduate students compete for cash prizes while presenting their technical business plans to a panel of alumni and faculty judges. This year, BME teams took both first and second place.

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Two BME Student Teams Win 2014 Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition

May 15, 2014

UR DermMatesThe 2014 Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition took place on Friday, May 2nd in Schlegel Hall. During the competition, Hajim undergraduate students compete for cash prizes while presenting their technical business plans to a panel of alumni and faculty judges. This year, BME teams took both first and second place.

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Engineering Students to Showcase Innovative Solutions to Real-World Problems

May 2, 2014

Medical devices, a small wind turbine, a motion-sensing robot, and even a re-designed lava lamp. They're all part of the many innovations featured in this year's Hajim School Design Day at the University of Rochester. Click for full story

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Engineering Students to Showcase Innovative Solutions to Real-World Problems

May 2, 2014

Medical devices, a small wind turbine, a motion-sensing robot, and even a re-designed lava lamp. They're all part of the many innovations featured in this year's Hajim School Design Day at the University of Rochester. Click for full story

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Three BME Students Awarded Whitaker Scholarships

April 9, 2014

Biomedical Engineering students Echoe Bouta, Jason Inzana, and Amanda Chen have been awarded a 2014-2015 Whitaker International Program Scholarship grant. Echoe is a PhD candidate from Professor Edward Schwarz's Lab and will be pursuing her post-doctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. Jason is a PhD candidate in Professor Hani Awad's Lab and will be pursuing his post-doctoral research at the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland. Amanda is currently a senior working in Danielle Benoit's Lab and will be pursuing a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, working with Professor Nigel Slater.

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BME Class of 2014 Awards

April 9, 2014

Recognizes an outstanding student for service to the Department of Biomedical Engineering. These efforts may include leadership in undergraduate organizations, engineering activities, or teaching activities.

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BME Class of 2014 Awards

April 9, 2014

Recognizes an outstanding student for service to the Department of Biomedical Engineering. These efforts may include leadership in undergraduate organizations, engineering activities, or teaching activities.

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Three BME Students Awarded Whitaker Scholarships

April 9, 2014

Biomedical Engineering students Echoe Bouta, Jason Inzana, and Amanda Chen have been awarded a 2014-2015 Whitaker International Program Scholarship grant. Echoe is a PhD candidate from Professor Edward Schwarz's Lab and will be pursuing her post-doctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. Jason is a PhD candidate in Professor Hani Awad's Lab and will be pursuing his post-doctoral research at the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland. Amanda is currently a senior working in Danielle Benoit's Lab and will be pursuing a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, working with Professor Nigel Slater.

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Mark Buckley Awarded URCCMBM Pilot Grant

April 7, 2014

Department of Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Mark Buckley was awarded a pilot grant from the University of Rochester Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (URCCMBM) for his research in collaboration with A. Samuel Flemister from the Department of Orthopaedics and Mike Richards from the Department of Surgery. This grant will support their research to improve treatment for insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT), a common and painful disease that resists standard forms of non-operative care.

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Mark Buckley Awarded URCCMBM Pilot Grant

April 7, 2014

Department of Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Mark Buckley was awarded a pilot grant from the University of Rochester Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (URCCMBM) for his research in collaboration with A. Samuel Flemister from the Department of Orthopaedics and Mike Richards from the Department of Surgery. This grant will support their research to improve treatment for insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT), a common and painful disease that resists standard forms of non-operative care.

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Amanda Chen Receives Prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship

April 2, 2014

Amanda Chen, a senior BME student and undergraduate research assistant in the Benoit Lab, received a prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship, and first year BME graduate student Bentley Hunt, received an NSFHonorable Mention. The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of graduate study support for students pursing doctoral or research-based master's degrees.

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Calvin Yoon '13 Awarded POSTECH Presidential Fellowship

March 31, 2014

Calvin YoonCalvin Yoon graduated with his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester with a concentration in Cell and Tissue Engineering in 2013. With a strong passion for wound healing and cancer research, Calvin focused his senior design project on developing an optical probe to guide skin cancer detection through 3D imaging under Jannick Rolland, Ph.D. of the Institute of Optics.

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Calvin Yoon '13 Awarded POSTECH Presidential Fellowship

March 31, 2014

Calvin Yoon Calvin Yoon graduated with his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester with a concentration in Cell and Tissue Engineering in 2013. With a strong passion for wound healing and cancer research, Calvin focused his senior design project on developing an optical probe to guide skin cancer detection through 3D imaging under Jannick Rolland, Ph.D. of the Institute of Optics.

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Ankur Chandra to Present Case Study at BIOMEDevice Boston

March 18, 2014

Ankur Chandra, associate professor of surgery and biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester, program director of the university's vascular surgery clinical residency program, and a practicing vascular surgeon will present a Case study: Highly Accurate Prototyping for Medical 3-D Printing at BIOMEDevice Boston, Wednesday, March 26 at 2:40 p.m.

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Crossing Elmwood: Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Engineering

March 10, 2014

Crossing Elmwood picTissue engineering has resulted in some remarkable achievements: skin substitutes, cartilage replacements, artificial bladders, urethral segments, blood vessels, bronchial tubes and corneal tissue substitutes.

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Crossing Elmwood: Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Engineering

March 10, 2014

Crossing ElmwoodTissue engineering has resulted in some remarkable achievements: skin substitutes, cartilage replacements, artificial bladders, urethral segments, blood vessels, bronchial tubes and corneal tissue substitutes.

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BME Swimmer Heading to Nationals

March 3, 2014

A total of six athletes from the University of Rochester women's swimming team will be representing the Yellowjackets at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Indianapolis. The meet, taking place from March 19-22 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana will feature three Rochester relay teams along with three individuals competing in four total events. The six total swimmers are the most sent to nationals by current Yellowjacket head coach Pete Thompson in a single season. All six swimmers will be competing for the first time at NCAA's. BME Senior Karen Meess will be competing in the 200 backstroke as well as swimming the leadoff (backstroke) legs of the two medley relay squads.

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BME Swimmer Heading to Nationals

March 3, 2014

A total of six athletes from the University of Rochester women's swimming team will be representing the Yellowjackets at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Indianapolis. The meet, taking place from March 19-22 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana will feature three Rochester relay teams along with three individuals competing in four total events. The six total swimmers are the most sent to nationals by current Yellowjacket head coach Pete Thompson in a single season. All six swimmers will be competing for the first time at NCAA's. BME Senior Karen Meess will be competing in the 200 backstroke as well as swimming the leadoff (backstroke) legs of the two medley relay squads.

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In Class: Looking For Trouble

February 15, 2014

The School of Medicine & Dentistry is collaborating with the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to open the Center for Medical Technology Innovation (CMTI). The new center is forging connections between bio­engineering students, health care professionals, and the medical technology industry. The goal is to identify problems … and develop solutions.

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Dr. Jong-Hoon Nam Receives HSCCI Pilot Grant

January 18, 2014

Dr. Jong-Hoon Nam lab's research titled 'Computational analysis of micro-fluidic mechanotransduction in the mammalian cochlea' will be supported by the University of Rochester Office of the Provost and the School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean's office via the HSCCI (Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation). The HSCCI supports health sciences research using high performance computational resources.

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Dr. Jong-Hoon Nam Receives HSCCI Pilot Grant

January 18, 2014

Dr. Jong-Hoon Nam lab's research titled 'Computational analysis of micro-fluidic mechanotransduction in the mammalian cochlea' will be supported by the University of Rochester Office of the Provost and the School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean's office via the HSCCI (Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation). The HSCCI supports health sciences research using high performance computational resources.

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SimPore and Micropen Announced as Winners of CEIS 2013-2014 STAR Program

January 13, 2014

Micropen Laura and GregThe Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences (CEIS) has announced SimPore and Micropen Technologies as the winners of the 2013-2014 Short Term Applied Research (STAR) program. The STAR program focuses on New York State small businesses to address and solve time critical science and business problems.

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SimPore and Micropen Announced as Winners of CEIS 2013-2014 STAR Program

January 13, 2014

Micropen Laura and GregThe Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences (CEIS) has announced SimPore and Micropen Technologies as the winners of the 2013-2014 Short Term Applied Research (STAR) program. The STAR program focuses on New York State small businesses to address and solve time critical science and business problems.

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The 2013 BME 101 Poster Session

January 6, 2014

BME 101 Poster SessionThe annual BME 101 Poster Session was held this year on Friday, December 13th in Goergen Hall. This year, there were over sixty posters spread across the second and third floors. A brass ensemble and choir entertained attendees throughout the afternoon.

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The 2013 BME 101 Poster Session

January 6, 2014

BME 101 Poster SessionThe annual BME 101 Poster Session was held this year on Friday, December 13th in Goergen Hall. This year, there were over sixty posters spread across the second and third floors. A brass ensemble and choir entertained attendees throughout the afternoon.

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