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January 29, 2016
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.
January 25, 2016
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.
January 20, 2016
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.
January 19, 2016
Dr. Sorin Siegler, alumnus in BIOMED (PhD '82), professor in MEM, and Mary Milone, alumna in BIOMED (BS '07; MS '10), product development engineer at Merit Medical Systems, Inc., co-invented "Cervical Spine Protection Apparatus and Methods of Use."
January 06, 2016
Dr. Kara Spiller, assistant professor in BIOMED, received a 5-year $2M NIH R01 grant for the project titled "Understanding and Controlling Macrophage Behavior in Angiogenesis." The project's goal is to better understand the relationship between the body’s natural healing process and tissue regeneration and to develop a drug delivery strategy to grow blood vessels using immune system cells called macrophages. Dr. Spiller and her project were featured in a January 5, 2016 DrexelNOW story titled "Harnessing the Body’s Immune System to Heal Wounds Naturally."
January 05, 2016
In what could be a pivotal step toward repairing non-healing wounds and damaged organs, a Drexel University biomedical engineer has identified an immune cell as a potential strategy for growing blood vessels.
January 02, 2016
Dr. Meltem Izzetoglu, research assistant professor in BIOMED, was quoted in a January 1, 2016 PsychCentral.com story about Parkinsonian patients and measuring their brain activity in real-time, in a realistic setting.