$2.7 Million Grant Advances Treatment to Regenerate Blood Vessels

UT Austin biomedical engineers have received a U.S. Department of Defense grant  to advance a treatment that could help millions of older Americans and people with diabetes affected by peripheral ischemia.

Students Receive 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

NSF-thumb1The National Science Foundation has selected two students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering for its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Markey receives NIH Funding to Build on Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Research

Markey74For many breast cancer patients, breast reconstruction is a central component of their treatment. But due to the overwhelming number of options and conflicting preferences, this process can sometimes be confusing and difficult.

Postdoctoral Fellow Receives NIH F32 Grant

Reza74The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Reza Avazmohammadi, a postdoctoral fellow working with Professor Michael Sacks, a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32 grant).

Former BME Students Integral to Seton’s Commercialization of New Surgical Tool

dr henry 74Seton Healthcare recently partnered with Medical Innovation Labs to license a ringless needle holder that makes suturing during surgeries easier.

Markey Honored with 2016 Women in Engineering Advocate Award

Markey74The award recognizes outstanding staff or faculty members viewed by the Women in Engineering Program as helping advance women in the field of engineering.

BME Alum Elected to National Academy of Engineering

West74Jennifer L. West has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).She is one of 80 new members and 22 new foreign members to join the NAE in 2016.

Jaewon Lee Receives IFER Fellowship for Intestinal Inflammatory Disease Research

JaewonthumbThe International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) has awarded Jaewon Lee, a graduate student working with Professor Hyun Jung Kim, with the IFER Graduate Student Fellowship in Alternatives in Scientific Research.

Peppas Receives Appointment in Dell Medical School

PeppasThumbNicholas Peppas, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Institute of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine, has received a courtesy appointment in the Dell Medical School’s Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Texas Health Catalyst Funds Tunnell & Collaborator for Skin Cancer Innovation

Tunnell and Reichenberg hope to reduce the need for repeat skin cancer surgeries and improve cosmetic outcomes for patients. 

Markey Named an AIMBE Fellow

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has recently announced the election of Professor Mia Markey to its College of Fellows.

Sacks Edits New Book Published by Springer

thumbstructure based mechanics of tissues and organsSpringer has published a book co-edited by Professor Michael Sacks titled "Stucture-Based Mechanics of Tissues and Organs."

Milner & Georgiou Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

For demonstrating a prolific spirit of innovation and creating outstanding inventions that have a tangible impact on quality of life and the welfare of society.

New Method Improves on Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials

brainNishant Verma (Ph.D. 2015), a researcher who studied with Professor Mia Markey, coauthored a paper that describes a new method for measuring the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

Diller Pitches Venture at StARTup Studio

dillerthumbProfessor Ken Diller pitched a startup venture at StARTup Studio, which provides UT Austin professors with guidance in the art of technology commercialization.

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