Archive August 2018

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VCU wins $3M NSF grant to expand STEM female faculty recruitment, retention and advancement

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.99 million grant to an interdisciplinary team of faculty women leaders at Virginia Commonwealth University aimed at increasing the recruitment, retention and advancement of STEM female faculty across the university, according to a VCU announcement.

New cancer treatment developed at U of Texas uses enzymes to boost immune system and fight back

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy, the university announced.

Loboa named vice chancellor for Strategic Partnerships at U of Missouri

University of Missouri Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa was recently named the vice chancellor for Strategic Partnerships. She will hold the position in addition to her duties as dean, the university announced.

BMES 2018 class of fellows announced

The Biomedical Engineering Society is proud to announce its 2018 Class of Fellows. This year's class includes 21 members who were nominated by their peers.

Researchers Create 3D Model to Better Understand the Mitral Valve

In the current issue of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, BMES members at the University of Texas, Austin share their research create 3D model to better understand the mitral valve.

Suzie Pun elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences 2018

Suzie Pun, the Washington University Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2018.

Duke researchers create model of active placenta

Duke University professor George Truskey has collaborated with researchers at the Duke University School of Medicine to create a model of the human placenta that will help researchers study preterm birth issues such as pre-eclampsia, according to a university article.

Barabino awarded NOBCChE chemical engineering award

The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers will present its 2018 Dr. Joseph N. Cannon Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering to Gilda A. Barabino, dean of The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering this fall.