News

January 2004

January 20, 2004
VP Furmanski has announced the 2003-04 Rutgers Academic Excellence Awards. Of 36 proposals funded Rutgers-wide, 4 were awarded to BME program faculty: 1) J. Kohn - Combinatorial and Parallell Polymer Synthesis; 2) E. Kowler and D. Metaxas - Research and Training in Visual Science; 3) Y. Chabal et al - Novel Atom Layer Deposition; and 4) J. Guo et al - Nanoscale Opto-Mechanical Biosensing

December 2003

December 23, 2003
A consortium of institutions (Rutgers, UMDNJ, NJIT, and the Biotechnology Council of NJ) will host the first annual Biomedical Engineering Showcase at the Somerset Marriott on Friday February 13 2004. The Showcase is designed to strengthen academic-industrial relations in biomedical engineering and biotechnology within the State of NJ.
December 15, 2003
Professor Patrick Sinko, a faculty member in the BME graduate program, has been appointed to the Parke-Davis Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery. The Chair, funded by the Warner-Lambert Foundation, supports education and research in controlled drug delivery. Sinko is internationally recognized for his work on targeted delivery in cancer.

November 2003

November 3, 2003
Professor Kathryn Uhrich has recently received a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. The award recognizes her work on polydrugs as useful biomedical device coatings and therapeutics. Polymerix, the company formed to commercialize this technology was also named Life Sciences Company of the Year.

October 2003

October 1, 2003
Professor Prabhas Moghe, leading a team of Rutgers faculty from 8 different graduate programs, has been awarded an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant from the NSF. This 5 year award will primarily support graduate fellowships in a new training program Integratively Engineered biointerfaces. Four other faculty will help administer the award, including Kathryn Uhrich, Ted Madey, Martin Grumet, and Martin Yarmush.

September 2003

September 30, 2003
A phase I, 6-month SBIR grant has been awarded to Professor William Craelius from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. In this program, James A. Flint, a BME graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Craelius, is developing the hand-arm rehabilitation interface (HARI), a robotic device for helping stroke victims regain use of their hand.
September 15, 2003
Lillian Chow and Sarah Frischberg, undergraduate seniors and member of the BME Honors Academy, were among the five students selected to represent the Rutgers School of Engineering at the International Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil the week of November 1, 2003. Lillian and Sarah were selected from a large pool of applicants on the basis of their research achievements and their ability and willingness to act as ambassadors of Rutgers SOE.

May 2003

May 5, 2003
Professor William Craelius has been names the 2003 recipient of The Mary Switzer Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The award, which carries a stipend of $55,000, will be used to further Dr. Craelius\' cutting-edge research on bionic limbs.
May 4, 2003
The Society for Biomaterials awarded its highest basic research award, The Clemsen Award, to Prof. Joachim Kohn for his work on combinatorial and computational approaches to biomaterials design. Professor Kohn\'s work has been the basis of a number of new biomedical products which are being used in orthopedic, skin, nerve, and cardiac applications.

April 2003

April 30, 2003
The Department of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded a graduate student training grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The GAANN award will provide 6 full (stipend & tuition) fellowships per year for the next 3 years. Professor Thomas Papathomas, the BME Graduate Program Director, serves as principal investigator of the GAANN Program.

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