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Olivia Ngo Receives a Global Engagement Funding Travel Award To Attend the 2019 British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) Conference

December 28, 2019

Olivia Ngo, PhD Candidate in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and NIH NRSA Fellow, NSF IIE-GIRE Fellow, and GAANN Fellow (Advisors: P. Lewin and K. Spiller), received a $500 Global Engagement Funding Travel Award to attend the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) Conference in Harrogate, United Kingdom, December 10-12, 2019. The conference allowed Olivia to network with key British leaders in the field and gather new insights with ongoing research occurring in the UK, where she hopes to secure a post-doctoral training position after completing her doctorate. The support of the travel award enabled Olivia to present her work on the biological mechanisms of therapeutic ultrasound on chronic wound healing in the ‘New technologies for clinical and preclinical research into ultrasound therapy and imaging’ special session with positive reception. The chair of this special session, Professor Gail ter Haar, is one of the leaders in elucidation of biological mechanisms of therapeutic ultrasound and invited Olivia to visit her labs at the Institute of Cancer Research in London for a tour of her labs, research, and to meet with her doctoral students.

Olivia's attendance and presentation at BMUS simultaneously advanced her professional goals and provided the British ultrasonics research community exposure to the research ongoing at Drexel. She was able to network with colleagues, discuss work with potential future collaborators, and was invited to visit a leading ultrasonics facility in London. She looks forward to cementing these new collaborations for the Lewin Lab / Ultrasound and Optics Wound Healing Team and Drexel.