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July 2021

July 8, 2021
BME PhD students Sonal Gahlawat and Fernando Antonio Rebolledo Uscanga have been awarded 2021-2022 PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy (PDLA) Fellowships. 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.  For more information please click HERE>>
July 6, 2021
A two-year, $50,000 Pre-doctoral fellowship has been awarded by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) to Rebecca Risman to examine the mechanisms of cancer associated thrombosis. Rebecca is a BME PhD student in Professor Valerie Tutwiler’s lab that focuses on the mechanics of blood.

June 2021

June 21, 2021
Courtney Semkewyc, a  biomedical engineering (BME) PhD student, admits that her path to finding her passion in baseball biomechanics was, in a word, “weird.” But, she quickly adds, “what’s great about BME is there’s so much you can do with it. You need to find what you are passionate about and what fits you best.” 
June 17, 2021
A two-year, $50,000 pilot grant has been awarded by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research to Professor David Shreiber and Dr. Kelly Kyker-Snowman to develop models to study epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions associated with ovarian cancer metastasis to the peritoneum. Dr. Kyker-Snowman is a post-doctoral fellow in the NIH INSPIRE Training Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
June 16, 2021
The July/August issue of Discover features an article about the groundbreaking research coming out of Professor Martin Yarmush's lab--developing a robotic blood-drawing device that has pariticular benefits for those with small or hard to locate veins. 

May 2021

May 17, 2021
Rutgers School of Engineering (SOE) biomedical engineering graduate Joseph Salguero was not planning to go to college until he faced a battle with myocarditis, a life-threatening inflammation of the heart muscle in 2017. It is a time he will never forget. Salguero was working at his part-time job when he felt a sharp pain in his arm. “I figured it was because I didn’t eat or lacked sleep,” said Salguero who ultimately went to the emergency department. “I went home to sleep it off and the pain became progressively worse."
May 7, 2021
Congratulations to Daniel Sumetsky, who is one of this year’s recipients of the Henry Rutgers Scholar Award. He will be recognized with an award of $1,000. Daniel, a graduating senior in Computer Science, completed his Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis on “An Investigation of the Relationship Between Apparent and Average Lifetimes of Fluorophore Mixtures Imaged with a FD-FLIM System” under the direction of BME Professor Nada Boustany.  
May 7, 2021
BME Professors Gary Drzewiecki, John K-J Li and George Shoane are being featured by their recent book publications on Rutgers Celebration of Scholarship website. https://sites.rutgers.edu/nb-celebration-scholarship/our-scholars/stem/ Professor Drzewiecki: Lab Manual for Biomedical Engineering: Devices and Systems (2nd ed.). Cognella.
May 5, 2021
Professor Kristen Labazzo has been selected by our students for the EGC (Engineering Governing Council) Student’s Professor of the Year Award for the Biomedical Engineering department. Rutgers SOE students selected one professor from each department who best exemplified the SOE mission of “Education, Research, and Service” in the 2020-2021 academic year.

April 2021

April 28, 2021
Professor Kristen Labazzo was selected to receive the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations.  This honor carries an institutional award of $2,500. The award will be presented to Professor Labbazo at the Chancellor’s Celebration of Faculty Excellence virtual event. 

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