Athanasiou to step down from ABME Journal Editor in Chief position

BMES has been fortunate to engage Kyriacos Athanasiou as the Editor-in-Chief since 2010.  Kyriacos has announced his plans to step down from the position of Editor-in-Chief in January 2018, after two terms.

Dawn Elliott named Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor

Dawn Elliott, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been named Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering Design Challenge Inspires Community College Students

The UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Student Association (BESA) held a Biomedical Engineering Design Challenge for community college students interested in biomedical engineering.

BMES members among new class of Tau Beta Pi Award Fellowships

Three Biomedical Engineering Society members are part of the new class of Tau Beta Pi fellowship award winners, the organization announced. 

Stiffer soles are making life more comfortable for some diabetic patient

New research, from Staffordshire University in the UK, provides the first scientific evidence to help healthcare professionals provide shoe-specific foot care to their diabetic patients.

Purdue researchers developing paper-based test to detect pathogens

Purdue University researchers are developing technology that could allow highly sensitive detection of an infectious disease such as HIV or whooping cough by using a low-cost, automated, point-of-care test similar in packaging to a pregnancy test.

NIH gets $2 billion boost in agreement to fund government through September

The National Institutes of Health will see a $2 billion funding increase under a Congressional agreement to fund the federal government through September. 

Bucknell program aims to transform senior design projects into real medical devices

Bucknell University's Medical Device Development Program takes some senior design products off the shelf, in an effort to turn undergraduate work into real-world medical devices, according to a university article.

Suzie Pun win faculty research award

Biomedical Engineering Society member Suzie Pun received the 2017 College of Engineering Faculty Award for Research at the University of Washington. 

Stacey Finley wins award for mathematical model work related to cancer research

Stacey Finley was awarded the inaugural Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize from the Society of Mathematical Biology for research to develop a mathematical model to understand the role of angiogenesis in cancer.