Postdoctoral Fellow Receives NIH F32 Grant

thumbnail photo of Reza AcazmohammadiThe 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

photo of Dr HenrySeton 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

thumbnail image of Mia MarkeyThe 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

thumbnail photo of Jennifer WestJennifer 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

thumbnail image of Jaewon LeeThe 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

thumbnail image of Nicholas PeppasNicholas 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.

Models of mitral valve biomechanics & cell mechanobiology seek to help surgery success rates

Chung Hao Lee thumbChung-Hao Lee, a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Cardiovascular Simulation (CCS), studies the biomechanics and cell mechanobiology of the heart's mitral valve—the organ that helps prevent the backflow of blood from the heart's left ventricle into the left atrium when the heart pumps blood to the body.

Kim Wins 3D Human Reconstructed Tissues for Research

Kim74The Peta International Science Consortium and MatTek Corporation have awarded Professor Hyun Jung Kim with 3D reconstructed human tissue models for his winning research proposal.

Distinguished Cancer Researcher Thomas Yankeelov to Join BME Faculty

Thomas Yankeelov Thomas Yankeelov, a distinguished senior cancer researcher with expertise in computational biology, advanced imaging, and mathematical modeling, will join The University of Texas at Austin as a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Dell Medical School. He will hold the W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr., Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences Professorship II – Computational Oncology, and he will lead the Tumor Modeling Group in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES).