January 2008

January 17, 2008
Professor Anant Madabhushi has received one year $50,000 Grant from the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) to support his research project entitled: "Content Based Image Retrieval System for Breast MRI ", starting July 1, 2008.
January 16, 2008
January 16, 2008 Mike Wininger, BME IGERT fellow and NSF-EAPSI (East Asian Pacific Summer Institute) fellow contributed a brief essay on their experience to as part of NSF PR/Outreach initiatives. His essay has been published in LiveScience, link Mike is working under the supervision of Dr. William Craelius.
January 8, 2008
ISE Professor W. Art Chaovalitwongse, PI, and his collaborators BME Professors Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou and Nada Boustany and UMDNJ Professor Brenda Wu have received one year $50,000 seed fund from Rutgers Collaborative Computing Research (CCC) on a project entitled: "Spatio-Temporal Data Mining in Brain Disorder and Cognitive Function Study".

December 2007

December 4, 2007
Professor Noshir Langrana has been selected to receive the 2008 H.R. Lissner Medal. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in bioengineering. Langrana has been selected due to his significant contribution to the growth of bioengineering and to the mission of ASME Bioengineering Division; and for his internationally recognized work on spinal biomechanics, especially in the area of design and development of artificial disc. A formal presentation of the award is scheduled to take place at the 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 25-29, 2008
December 1, 2007
Recent BME Alumni Tim Maguire and Eric Novik, together with Bala Subramanian (Physics) discussed early career opportunities in math, science, and engineering to an audience of over 60 graduate students and postdocs at the GS-NB's "Careers at the Intersection Forum, Nov. 26th, at Busch Campus Center. All three talked about the transition from grad studies to the first steps in launching one's career - Maguire in "big pharma" (Merck), Novik in "biotech start-up" (Hurel) and Subramanian in business and finance (Goldman Sachs).

November 2007

November 30, 2007
Professor Li Cai was awarded a two year, $400,000 Grant for the project entitled: "Control of Olig2 expression in spinal cord development and regeneration", from Dec. 15, 2007 to Dec. 30, 2009.
November 30, 2007
Professor David Shreiber's graduate student, Ian Gaudet, was awarded a 2-year, $60,000 graduate fellowship for the project entitled "Neurite guidance using photonically derived durotactic gradients" from Dec. 15, 2007 to Dec. 30, 2009.
November 14, 2007
Professor Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou was elected Vice President of the IEEE Educational Activities Board for 2008. Also, the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB), approved the establishment of the Biometrics Council. Dr. E. Micheli-Tzanakou is leading the IEEE activities on Biometrics both in TAB where an e-journal on the IEEE activities on Biometrics will be developed and EAB where a Certification program on Biometrics is already in progress.
November 13, 2007
Second year BME graduate student Scott Doyle and 3rd year BME graduate studentJonathan Chappelow have each been awarded the prestigious Department of Defense Predoctoral Training award in Prostate Cancer Research. Each student will receive approximately $96,000 over the next 3 years to fund their dissertation related research work under the supervision of Dr. Anant Madabhushi.
November 4, 2007
Pallavi Tiwari was a runner up in the Young Scientist Award competition held as part of MICCAI 2007, the 10th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention held in Brisbane, Australia. Pallavi under the supervision of Dr. Anant Madabhushi was acknowledged for her paper "A Hierarchical Unsupervised Clustering Scheme for Detection of Prostate Cancer from Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)