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May 31, 2016
May 25, 2016
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.”
May 11, 2016
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.
May 09, 2016
Drs. Karen Moxon, professor and associate director for research in BIOMED (PI), and John Bethea (CoAS – Co-PI), received a 5-year mult-PI $3M NIH R01 grant for the project titled “Enhancing Supraspinal Plasticity to Improve Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury.” It is becoming increasingly evident that plasticity within supraspinal networks, induced by therapeutic interventions, is necessary for optimal recovery of function after spinal cord injury.
May 06, 2016
Chau Dang, undergraduate student in BIOMED, with a concentration in biomaterials and tissue engineering, received a 2016 Drexel University Cooperative Education Award for her co-op with Amicus Therapeutics, a biotechnology company where she examined the stability of a lipid molecule that's important in the study of Gaucher's disease, which affects many of the body’s organs and tissues.