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BlankMolly Blank, Ph.D. 2016, has leveraged her thesis research to found a startup company PalpAid. Her innovative technology for tracking benign breast masses has been selected by the AlphaLab Gear, a national startup accelerator, as a finalist for its National Hardware Cup.
iGEMTeam CMU won a Gold Award in the 2015 Giant Jamboree Competition of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM), with a project entitled "Biosensor Emission Analysis Machine". The team includes BME students Dominique Maccalla ('16) and Lei Mon Lu ('17). (read the news and see the poster).
ChaseProf. Steve Chase and Prof. Byron Yu published a paper in eLife entitled "Internal models for interpreting neural population activity during sensorimotor control". Leveraging a brain-machine interface paradigm, the study examines neural population activities in the context of how prior briefs guide the transformation of sensory input into motor output (read the news and read the paper).
FatschelBME student Andreas Fatschel ('17) was named to the 2015 Academic All-America Division III Men's Soccer team, an honor given to student athletes with outstanding academic performance. Fatschel has a GPA of 3.95 (read the news).
Feinberg The group of Prof. Adam Feinberg published a paper in Science Advances on Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels (FRESH), a technique for 3D printing of complex soft biological materials for tissue engineering (read the news or view a video demonstration).

Trumble Professor Dennis Trumble received a $1.2M NIH R01 grant, entitled "A Non-Blood Contacting Muscle Powered VAD for Chronic Circulatory Support", to develop an implantable device for providing tether free circulatory support while minimizing blood damage in patients who suffer from congestive heart failure.

Bettinger The research of Prof. Chris Bettinger on ingestible medical devices is described in an recent article in Popular Science. While such devices have been on the market, e.g. for monitoring and diagnosing the GI track, Prof. Bettinger's research has addressed a major obstacle, a power source that is compatible with the body (read the article).
Kainerstorfer The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes Assistant Professor Jana Kainerstorfer, who has been a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts University with an expertise in biomedical photonics, specifically the application of near IR diffuse optical imaging to detect brain functions and monitor diseases.
Wang Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering Yu-li Wang is elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), which represents a select group of top 2% of most accomplished medical and biological engineers (read the news).
AHA The Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a grant from the American Heart Association to create an innovative heart science program for its undergraduate students, to support summer research under joint mentoring of the faculty of CMU and physicians of the Allegheny General Hospital (read the news release).
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Sanna Gaspard, Ph.D. 2011, CEO of a startup company Rubitection, has successfully leveraged her Ph.D. research for entrepreneurship. The company, one of the finalists of 2015 HITLAB World Cup, has developed a handheld device for the early detection of bedsore, a condition that affects nearly 2.5 million patients (read the story).

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