Peppas Receives Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Santiago de Compostela

PeppasThumbThe University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) in Santiago, Spain, awarded Nicholas Peppas with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa.

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Eight BME Students Receive Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarships

Tower ThumbEight biomedical engineering undergradaute students have been awarded a scholarship through the Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship (UEPS) program.

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gutonchipthumbTo model human health and disease, organ-on-a-chip technology mimics the human body’s organ structure, functionality and physiology in a controlled environment. These miniature systems, which serve as accurate models of various organs from the heart and lungs to the gut and the kidneys, can use a patient’s own cells to test drugs and understand disease processes to help determine the right treatment for the right patient. Read more...

Clegg Receives Outstanding Academic Employee Teaching Assistant Award

Clegg ThumbnailClegg was nominated for his outstanding service record, enthusiasm for education, quality of work, and professional attitude.

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Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert Elected President of the Society for Biomaterials

The Cockrell School of Engineering professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering was elected president of the Society for Biomaterials for the 2020-2021 term.

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Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Tower ThumbThree students and one alum from the Department of Biomedical Engineering are recipients of the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowships, and one student has received an honorable mention. The fellowships will allow students to pursue graduate studies in the biomedical field.

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Day Receives NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

kasey day thumbPostdoctoral researcher, Kasey Day, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Health. The award aims to support postdoctoral candidates to advance their research in scientific health-related fields.

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New Study Leads to Better Understanding of How to Control Inflammation in Autoimmune Diseases

Scientists may better understand how to control the immune system more precisely.

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Doctors recommend vaccinations every year because the flu virus is in a constant state of adaptation and mutation. However new research highlights the role played by immunological imprinting in the elicitation of new antibodies. Read more...

Yankeelov Talks "Solving Breast Cancer with Math" on More Than Pink Podcast

Yankeelov2018thumbThe Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Podcast featured Profeesor Tom Yankeelov and his research to improve patient care by employing advanced imaging methods for the early identification, assessment, and prediction of tumors’ response to therapy.

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Researchers Develop Powerful Computational Models To Improve Mitral Valve Repair

44643292211 092a14173d qProfessor Michael Sacks has received a new $3.1 million R01 grant from the NIH  to develop novel computational approaches to improve conventional methods of treatment for ischemic mitral regurgitation.

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Brock is Finalist for SLAS Innovation Award for Cancer Research

Amy Brock, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was recently named an Innovation Award Finalist at the 2019 SLAS International Conference and & Exhibition.

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Measuring the Effects of Ministrokes on the Brain

Lan Luan, a research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is leading a study to understand the pathological impacts of ministrokes on the brain.

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Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new noninvasive technique for simulating repairs to the heart’s mitral valve with levels of accuracy reliable enough for use in a clinical setting. Read more...

Peppas Honored in Journal of Bioengineering & Translational Medicine

PeppasThumbPeppas is recognized for establishing the quantitative principles for describing drug release from porous matrices and hydrogels, and his subsequent work in biomaterials and bionanotechnology, which have spawned many biomedical breakthroughs.

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