April 2008

April 15, 2008
Noshir Langrana selected to receive a Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award for the academic year 2007-2008 for his outstanding synergistic contributions in research and teaching. This award honors faculty members who are able to integrate their teaching with their research, whose research informs and adds excitement to their teaching, and whose interactions with students in the classroom stimulate and inform their scholarship.
April 15, 2008
The Rutgers Board of Trustees recently announced that Charlie Roth was selected to receive a Warren L. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, for the academic year 2007-2008 in recognition of his outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual development of students at Rutgers University. This award is named to honor the memory of the noted historian and Rutgers University professor, Warren I. Susman.
April 15, 2008
The Rutgers Board of Trustees recently announced that Professor Dimitri Metaxas was selected to receive the 2007-2008 Excellence in Research Award. This award is the university's highest honor for outstanding research contributions to a discipline or to society.
April 14, 2008
Ronn Friedlander, BME Class of 2008, won a Whitaker International Fellowship. The fellowship involves traveling abroad to study in Cambridge for a year.
April 14, 2008
Anshul Jain, PhD student under Dr. Papathomas, just received a conference travel award for $150 for a Vision Sciences Society Conference he will be attending in Naples Florida on May 9-14th. Anshul will be presenting a Poster titled "Endogenous selective attention to opposite-moving spectral components influences aftereffects in vision and audition".
April 14, 2008
The NIH NIBIB P41 Program Project titled RESBIO: Integrated Resource for Polymeric Biomaterials, led by the team of Professors Joachim Kohn, Prabhas Moghe and three Co-PIs, was renewed from 2008 to 2013. Estimated at $5.6 M, this grant funds three major core projects on the synthesis, biorelevant characterization, and computational modeling of biomaterials.
April 10, 2008
A Robotics High School team involving Jeffrey Erickson, BME PhD student, went to NYC April 4-6 for the FIRST Robotics Competition. The team scored the top overall seed and won the competition. As a result, the team will be going to Atlanta for the national event at the Georgia Dome in Mid April. The team went from worst to first in a year.

March 2008

March 18, 2008
Prof. Androulakis in collaboration with Prof. Calvano and Prof. Lowry (Surgery Department, UMDNJ) received a $30,000 Clinical Translational Science Pilot Award from UMDNJ. The award will support their research on "Analytical deconvolution of total leukocyte gene expression to reveal expression motifs of individual lecukocyte sub-populations".
March 1, 2008
Satish Vishwanath, a second year BME PhD student won an honorable mention award at the Spie medical imaging meeting held in San Diego February 18-21 and was attended by over 3000 people. Satish won the award for his poster "an integrated metaclassifier for prostate cancer detection by combining Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging". Co-authors on this paper were Pallavi Tiwari, 2nd year MS BME student, Mark Rosen from UPenn and Professor Anant Madabhushi.

January 2008

January 30, 2008
ECE Professor Dario Pompili, PI, and his collaborators BME Professor John K-J. Li and UMDNJ-RWJMS Surgery (led by Randall Burd) have received one year $50,000 seed fund from Rutgers Collaborative Computing Research (CCC) on a project entitled: "Continuous Vital Monitoring for Trauma Triage Using Wireless Sensor Networks". Professor Li will lead the biomedical wireless sensors part of the project.