Archive August 2019

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BMES 2020 Diversity Award Recipient Announced

The Biomedical Engineering Society recognizes individuals annually for their accomplishments, significant contributions and service to the Society and the field of biomedical engineering. The Diversity Lecture Award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering.

Injectable cell therapy could repair complex bone fractures, U of Michigan researchers find

University of Michigan have developed technology to reprogram adult cells from bone marrow so that they can be injected directly into a wound and grow into bone, according to the university.

2019 AIMBE Public Policy Institute travel awards available for undergraduate, graduates and postdocs

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) is hosting a Public Policy Training Institute for Rising Leaders on October 28-29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Participants will learn from Washington insiders about how public policy impacts biomedical engineering. 

2019 BMES Annual Meeting High School Expo & Poster Competition, call extended for high school student applications

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is reopening the invitation to junior and senior high school students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in science and engineering to apply to attend the High School Biomedical Engineering Expo at the 2019 BMES Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 17, 2019. 

Registration now open for current topics in BME ABET accreditation professional development webinar

The webinar: Current Topics in BME ABET Accreditation BME ABET Program Criteria and Assessment will take place August 30, 2019 at 2:30pm-3:30pm Eastern.

Blood flow simulator is poised to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases

A supercomputer blood flow simulator developed at Duke University is poised to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human diseases, the university reports.

President's Column: Record number of abstracts submitted for 2019 BMES Annual Meeting

Nearly 4,000 abstracts were submitted for the 2019 BMES Annual Meeting, including nearly 900 undergraduate submissions this month. We will have 19 tracks during the four-day meeting (Oct. 16-19).

Nancy Allbritton named dean of UW's College of Engineering

Dr. Nancy Allbritton has been named the next Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Washington Provost Mark Richards announced recently. 

Carnegie Mellon researchers develop 3D bioprinting technique using collagen

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has published a paper in Science that details a new technique to 3D bioprint tissue scaffolds out of collagen.

A simple method to improve heart-attack repair using stem cell-derived heart muscle cells

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have developed a simple method to improve the quality of stem cells used to grow heart muscle, the university reports.  
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