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March 2023

March 30, 2023
Maribel Vazquez, a professor in the School of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering was presented with the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)  2023 Professional Impact Award for Education at its annual March meeting.  The AIMBE award citation honoring AIMBE Fellow Vazquez reads: “For her sustained and innovative inclusion of health disparities and its public health impacts into Biomedical Engineering undergraduate curricula, training and outreach.”  

February 2023

February 15, 2023
When Potawatomi Nation citizen Katie Lynch was applying to the Rutgers School of Engineering (SoE) in 2019, she noticed that neither the university nor the school had a land acknowledgement.
February 3, 2023
The School of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) has received an unrestricted gift from the Gerald B. Shreiber (GBS) Foundation, a private foundation located in Pennsauken, New Jersey.   Through his foundation, Shreiber, board chairman of J&J Snack Foods and uncle of BME professor and department chair David Shreiber, had previously supported the department with a gift earmarked for graduate student support.   A Generous Benefactor 

January 2023

January 27, 2023
PhD student Eugene Cheong has been awarded a $60,000 two-year fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. His research will focus on the delivery of stabilized enzyme for the treatment of spinal cord injuries.

November 2022

November 16, 2022
Professors Valerie Tutwiler, Li Cai, and Martin Yarmush have been awarded a New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research (NJCSCR) grant for their project entitled “Mechanisms of thrombotic risk following spinal cord injury”. This award is for $600,000 over 3 years.

October 2022

October 24, 2022
Professors Mark Pierce and Prabhas Moghe were awarded a 1-year, $154,769 grant to advance a novel imaging contrast agent developed at Rutgers toward commercial adoption. The award, from the NIH’s C3i program, will allow the team to develop methods to synthesize infrared light-emitting nanocomposites at commercial scales. The nanocomposites can be used to highlight specific tissues within the body and are expected to find applications in preclinical imaging for drug discovery and in image-guided surgical resection of tumors.
October 17, 2022
When Department of Biomedical Engineering Professor Maribel Vazquez attends the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) in San Antonio next month, she will be inducted as one of its 2022 Fellows.

July 2022

July 8, 2022
BME graduate student Denise Robles was awarded a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the NJ Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (NJGCA) for her proposal entitled "Modeling Long-Range Connectivity Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders using Cerebral Organoids." Denise is co-advised by graduate program faculty Dr. Jeffrey Zahn and Dr. Zhiping Pang.
July 5, 2022
Since it launched in 2019, the Biomedical Engineering Co-operative Education program has been meeting the experiential learning needs of students wishing to pursue careers in industry. This unique program allows BME undergraduates to complete a six-month, paid co-op during their junior year with world-class industry partners.  

June 2022

June 30, 2022
Jake Siebert received a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) for his project investigating optical nanoprobes as fluorescent reporters of tumor associated immune populations. Jake is a student in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School MD-PhD program. His graduate studies are in Biomedical Engineering in the lab of Dr. Prabhas Moghe. Jake aims to use his immune-targeted nanoprobes for the prediction of breast cancer metastasis and immunotherapy response.

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