Archive January 2018

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In Memoriam: Former BMES President Herbert Voigt

Herbert Voigt, a former president of the Biomedical Engineering Society, passed away suddenly last week.

New Johns Hopkins center examines genetic pathways of breast cancer

A new research center at Johns Hopkins University is using computer models to uncover patterns in the genetic pathways of breast cancer. 

Ghadiali named chair of Ohio State Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Samir Ghadiali, professor and Director of Graduate Studies, has been named the new chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University. He will succeed Dr. Richard Hart, Edgar C. Hendrickson Designated Professor and Department Chair, who has served as chair since 2006.

Imaging tool developed at Cornell could find early signs of arterial plaque

A brain imaging tool developed at Cornell University for neuroscience could have unexpected benefits in research on heart disease, the university announced.

Dr. John P. Fisher named Co-Editor-in-Chief of Tissue Engineering

Dr. John P. Fisher, Fischell Family Distinguished Professor & Department Chair, and Director of the NIH Center for Engineering Complex Tissues at the University of Maryland, was named Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Tissue Engineering journals, the publisher announced this month.

Researchers find new way to treat blast induced traumatic brain injuries suffered in combat

Head injuries due to blast trauma – such as what can happen to war fighters in combat – is different than head impact injuries. Currently, there are no preventive measures that specifically target Blast-induced traumatic brain injury.

BMES members Sefton and Shoichet receive highest civilian Canadian honor

Two members of the Biomedical Engineering Society were recently appointed to one of Canada’s highest civilian honors; the Order of Canada. Michael Sefton and Molly S. Shoichet received the honor.