Dr. Peter A. Lewin, Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor and Director, Biomedical Ultrasound Research and Education Center, was invited to be the Luminary Speaker and Moderator for the Therapeutic Ultrasound Scientific Session at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention in New York, March 16-21, 2016. The Luminary Lecture presentation is considered to be a substantial professional acknowledgement and is on a topic of Dr. Lewin's choosing, and it recognizes his contributions to the field of biomedical ultrasound. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine represents globally over 9,000 physicians, scientists, students, sonographers, and other healthcare providers. The annual convention serves as a platform to advance both diagnostic and therapeutic applications of ultrasound.
Nohra Murad, BS/MS student in BIOMED (Advisor: A. Throckmorton), a former STAR student, presented her research and poster titled "New Right Ventricular Assist Device with Magnetic Suspension for Pediatric Patients" at the National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC), hosted by the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA), held at Harvard University January 21–23, 2016. The results of Nohra's research support the continued development in Dr. Amy Throckmorton's BioCirc Lab of a new blood pump for patients with right-sided heart failure.
Dr. Donald McEachron, teaching professor in BIOMED, gave an invited talk titled "We All Got Rhythms but Can We All Stay in Synch?" at the IEEE Philadelphia Section Night Meeting, held January 19, 2016 at the Sheraton University City, Philadelphia, PA.