News

April 2008

April 29, 2008
Professor John K-J. Li has been appointed as an Associate Editor for 2008 Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Conference. EMBS is an international society for biomedical engineers. Prof. Li is responsible for reviews in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems.
April 24, 2008
The Engineering Governing Council recently announced that Professor Prabhas Moghewas selected to receive the 2007-2008 Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is based on the votes by the students body and it based on faculty devotion in teaching and support for the students. The award will be presented during the Leadership Conference on May 3, 2008.
April 24, 2008
The Engineering Governing Council recently announced that Professor Anant Madabhushiwas selected by the Biomedical Engineering students to receive the 2007-2008 Excellence in Teaching Award. Anant has been selected for this award two years a in row. The award will be presented during the Leadership Conference on May 3, 2008.
April 21, 2008
Professor Martin Yarmush has been appointed as an Associate Editor of a new open access journal, "Stem Cells and Cloning: Advances and Applications". The journal publishes original reports and reviews on established and emerging concepts in stem cell research including embryonic stem cells; adult stem cells; cord blood stem cells; stem cell transformation and culture; therapeutic cloning; autologous embryonic cell lines; laboratory, animal and human therapeutic studies; and philosophical and ethical issues related to stem cell research.
April 17, 2008
BME Professor John K-J. Li was presented with a Patent Award Plaque at the Rutgers Biennial Patent Award Reception on April 3, 2008 for his invention on "Temporary Blood Circulation Assist Device". The Biennial event was organized by Rutgers through its Office of Corporate Liaison and Technology Transfer (OCLTT) in recognition of strong and original nature of the research work.
April 16, 2008
Professor Martin Yarmush received a two-year $327K grant from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research for a project entitled, "A Novel Organotypic Model of Traumatic Brain Injury". The funding will support Dr. Yarmush's goal to develop an in vitro traumatic brain injury model combining organotypic slices with microfabricated devices that integrate mechanical deformation and multiple electrode arrays.
April 16, 2008
Dr. Anant Madabhushi's ongoing project "Computerized Detection and Grading of Prostate Cancer Histopathology" has been renewed for a second year by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. As part of the 1 year, $66,000 award Dr. Madabhushi and his lab members will continue to develop and validate sophisticated image analysis methods to automatically detect and grade prostate cancer from digitized histological biopsy specimens.
April 16, 2008
Dr. James Monaco, post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory for Computational Imaging and Bioinformatics (LCIB), Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a 2 year, $80,000 post-doctoral fellowship to "Detect pre-malignant prostate lesions from High Resolution MRI". Dr. Monaco will be working under the supervision of Professor Anant Madabhushi.
April 15, 2008
Professor Martin Yarmush has been appointed as an Associate Editor of a new international journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society called Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. The journal focuses on studies aimed at understanding how cellular behavior arises from molecular-level interactions, so that we may ultimately control, the mechanical, chemical, and electrical processes of the cell.
April 15, 2008
Kevin Nikitczuk, a second year BME PhD student and NSF IGERT fellow, was awarded a two year pre-doctoral fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research for his project "Immune Targeting using an Engineered Vaccine Delivery System". Kevin's work is directed by Professors Martin Yarmush and Edmund Lattime, Associate Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

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