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July 2020

July 10, 2020
Professor Kristen Labazzo has been awarded an Innovations in Education and Teaching Pilot Grant from the Office of the Provost for her proposal, “Remote Immersion: Utilizing Technology to Incorporate the Patient Perspective into Biomedical Research.” The funds will be used to develop a virtual immersive experience with the Matheny Medical and Educational Center towards generating senior design projects in the BME department.

June 2020

June 18, 2020
Professor Adam Gormley has been awarded a 3-year grant for $525,416 from the NSF. The research aims to study the self-assembly of single-chain polymer nanoparticles into protein-like structures.
June 10, 2020
Hundreds attend virtual event that included a message on racism from professor Joseph Freeman
June 10, 2020
A team of faculty from Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering were awarded a $45,000 grant to develop technology for transdermal delivery of DNA vaccines from the Rutgers Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (CCRP2). The team is led by Professor Hao Lin (MAE), and includes Professors Jerry Shan and Jonathan Singer from MAE and Professors Jeffrey Zahn, Biju Parekkadan, and David Shreiber from BME.  
June 10, 2020
Professors Nada Boustany and David Shreiber have each been awarded an $8,000 International Collabroative Research Grant from Rutgers Global.    Professor Boustany's project is entitled “Combining FRET microscopy with optical tweezers for the study of mechanobiology” and is in collaboration with the Institut d’optique in France.    
June 8, 2020
How doctoral student Matthew Tamasi found himself studying with a childhood neighbor As a boy, Matthew Tamasi ENG ’18 loved spending time in the summers at his grandparents’ Brick, New Jersey beach house – and playing with some kids next door. These kids just happened to be the younger sisters of Adam Gormley, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Tamasi’s doctoral advisor.
June 3, 2020
BME PhD student Alex Burr has received an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) where over 1300 posters were presented virtually on May 12-15th.  Reviewers are asked to select a winner in each category based on quality of research, poster outline, and clarity of the presentation.  Her poster titled “Circadian-Triggered Gene Therapy for Hypoparathyroidism: A Step Toward Physiological Gene Switches" displayed data from a disease model mouse study showing how to achieve therapeutic levels of pa
June 2, 2020
BME PhD student Shilpaa Mukundan has been awarded a 2020-2021 PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy (PDLA) Fellowship. The PDLA is a one year program designed to provide doctoral students from a broad array of academic disciplines with the supplemental knowledge and skills needed for academic and administrative leadership roles.  Please see here for more information: https://ol.rutgers.edu/leadership-education/.  Shilpaa is advised by Professor Biju Parekkadan in BME.

April 2020

April 27, 2020
Biomedical engineering professor and department chair David Shreiber was named a 2020 recipient of the Rutgers University Leaders in Faculty Diversity Award, which recognizes  excellence in diversity and inclusion. The award is sponsored by the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes (CACP) and honors faculty, students, and staff from across the university. Shreiber, who was nominated by faculty colleagues, was recognized for his commitment to diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields. 
April 24, 2020
The Department of Defense has awarded a three-year, $500,000 Idea Development Award to Professor Francois Berthiaume entitled "Hemoglobin, Heme, and Iron Scavenging for Improved Burn Injury Outcomes." The goal of the project is to develop topical therapies to improve wound healing in burn patients, and is done in collaboration with Dr. Andre Palmer at Ohio State University.

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