November 29, 2007
Senior defensive back Andy Rape has been named as an ESPN The Magazine College Division First Team Academic All-American in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He is a native of Zelienople, PA and an alumnus of Freedom Area High School.
November 1, 2007
Sulkin is 1st Team Academic All-District
Senior defender Matt Sulkin of the men's soccer team has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District One First Team in voting done by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
September 24, 2007
NIH awards grant to study Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Engineering
Diane Dalecki, Ph.D. and Denise Hocking, Ph.D., serve as multi-PIs on a grant from the NIH NIBIB titled
Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Engineering. The overall goal is to develop ultrasound-based enabling technologies for the fabrication and monitoring of functional, 3D artificial tissues. Through the project, they will develop the use of ultrasound to regulate the structure and organization of the extracellular matrix in order to stimulate cell processes that are critical for engineering functional tissue constructs. Current studies are testing the ability of ultrasound to produce conformational changes in fibronectin, an extracellular matrix protein that plays key roles in regulating cell growth and migration. Working with co-investigators Stephen McAleavey, Ph.D. and Sheryl Gracewski, Ph.D., the team is also developing and applying new ultrasound imaging and tissue characterization techniques to noninvasively monitor the material and biological properties of engineered tissues, and to validate the measurements through mechanical testing and finite element modeling.
August 3, 2007
This summer the University of Rochester Medical Center boasts winners of two of the most prestigious awards available to young scientists - and the winners are from the same family.
Edward Brown, Ph.D., has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, and his spouse Ania Majewska, Ph.D., has received an award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Brown, one of just 20 scientists in the nation to be recognized by the Pew Charitable Trusts this year, will receive $240,000 toward his research, while Majewska will receive $45,000 to continue her work.
July 23, 2007
University of Rochester students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering placed first in a national competition for design of a portable, low-cost device that interfaces with an infusion pump. The team's design allows for safer and more accurate pumping of medicine and nutrients to an intravenous device (IV) for users with disabilities.
June 16, 2007
David Reynolds Wins Award at the 2007 TERMIS Meeting
David Reynolds won First Prize in the Ph.D. student competition at the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) meeting in Toronto (June 13-16, 2007) for his paper and poster entitled
Novel Measurement of Bone Graft-to-Host Union Using CT Imaging: Implications for Biomechanical Strength.David competed with 250 student applicants and along with the honor of placing first he won a $1,000 cash prize.
June 11, 2007
Distance runner Joseph Lust and middle distance competitor Brian MacIlvain have earned First Team Academic All-District I honors in cross country/track and field in voting done by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). District I is comprised of New York State and New England.
May 16, 2007
A five-story facility that pairs biomedical engineering and optics in an environment of teaching laboratories, high-tech demonstration areas, and gathering spaces for collaboration will officially open May 17 as the Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics on the University of Rochester's River Campus.
April 1, 2007
BME Assistant Professor Hani Awad received this award, along with the research group from his alma mater led by Dr. David Butler. The team was recognized for their research and manuscript on
Functional Tissue Engineering for Tendon Repair: A Multidisciplinary Strategy Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Bioscaffolds and Mechanical Stimulation.This is the highest research award given by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
March 15, 2007
BME Associate Professor Wins Teaching Award
Associate Professor of Optics and BME Andrew Berger was named a recipient of a Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching. This award recognized his course innovations, teaching excellence, outreach to students, and enthusiasm. Berger teaches courses in electromagnetic theory and biomedical optics, among others.