June 2008

June 27, 2008
BME Graduate student Gary Monteiro was Honorable Mention, PhD Student Paper Competition - Paper Division, (Prof. David Shreiber advisor), ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, Florida, June 28, 2008.
June 27, 2008
Harini Sundararaghavan won 3rd Place, PhD Student Paper Competition - Podium Division, (Prof. David Shreiber advisor), ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, Florida.
June 27, 2008
Margaret Julias won 2nd Place, PhD Student Paper Competition - Podium Division, (Prof.David Shreiber advisor), ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, Florida.
June 23, 2008
For the sixth year in a row, articles in the Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering (ARBME) were cited more often than papers in any of its peer journals, according to ISI's 2007 Journal Citation Report, giving it the highest "impact factor" in its peer group. The ARBME had an impact factor of 11.567 placing it #1 in its peer group of 44 journals, and #2 among all engineering journals. Professor Martin Yarmush serves as the editor-in-chief of the ARBME which published its first volume in 1999.
June 13, 2008
John Semmlow and SonoMedica, Inc. of McClean, VA were awarded a Phase II STTR grant of $750,000 from the NIH-NIHLB over two years to advance his work on detection of coronary artery disease using acoustic information.
June 11, 2008
Anant Madabhushi has been awarded a 2 year Phase 2 grant for $260,000 from the Wallace H. Coulter foundation for his proposal entitled "Automated Detection of Prostate Cancer from Multi-protocol High Resolution MRI". The Phase 2 award was competitive and of the 25 Phase 1 Early Career awardees only 7 were selected for Phase 2 based on progress made in Phase 1, a new grant application, and an oral presentation in front of a review committee in Florida, in early June. Under the Phase 2 project, Dr.
June 4, 2008
Professor Troy Shinbrot received a three-year $300,000 grant from NSF to study the effects of triboelectrification on flow, mixing and segregation of pharmaceutical powders. The work is in collaboration with Ben Glasser (CBE) and Dr. San Kiang of Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

May 2008

May 30, 2008
Professor David Shreiber has been awarded a 2-year R21 grant from the NIH/NIBIB for $412,059. The project is titled, "Biomimetic scaffolds for targeted peripheral nerve regeneration." Professors Helen Buettner (BME) and Melitta Schachner (CBN) are co-investigators.
May 30, 2008
Professor Noshir Langrana received a two-year $393K grant from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research for a research project entitled, Neural Precursor Control by ECM for Spinal Cord Regeneration. The members of his research team include Post Doc Associate Penelope Deveau and Professors Bonnie Firestein and Rene Schloss.
May 27, 2008
Anant Madabhushi has been awarded $50,000 as part of the Life Sciences Commercialization award from the Office of Technology Transfer at Rutgers University for his project entitled "Computerized Cancer Detection and Grading of Prostate Histopathology". The award is meant to facilitate commercialization of Dr. Madabhushi's ongoing work in automated computerized diagnosis of prostate cancer. Dr. Michael Feldman and Dr. Tomaszeweski, pathologists at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania will serve as clinical collaborators on this project.