Michael Chen, BS student in BIOMED, and Desiree Martini, David Rodak, and Kenneth Rodriguez, all BS/MS students in BIOMED (Advisor: Dr. Kara Spiller), won 1st Place in the 2016 School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems ('BIOMED') Senior Design Competition for their project titled "Tendon Reinforcement for Rotator Cuff Repair.” They will represent the School in the University-wide Senior Design Competition on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in the Mitchell Auditorium and 1st floor lobby of the Bossone Research Center.
Valerie Tutwiler, PhD candidate in BIOMED (Advisors: K. Spiller and J. Weisel, UPenn), received a prestigious American Heart Association (AHA) 2-year $52K Predoctoral Fellowship for her research titled, “Blood Clot Contraction: Relation to Cell Stiffness and Fibrinolysis.”
Adam Craig, PhD student in BIOMED (Advisor: U. Hershberg), received a $24K 1-year David L. Boren Fellowship for overseas study at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.