Buddy Ratner, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering at UW and noted pioneer in the field of biomaterials, is named 2014 UW School of Medicine Lifetime Inventor & Innovator. This award honors an individual whose career has helped pave the way for medical innovation to occur at UW.
Suzie Pun receives 2014 Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award, inaugural Biomaterials Science Lectureship
UW Bioengineering Robert F. Rushmer Associate Professor Dr. Suzie Pun is the 2014 recipient of the Controlled Release Society (CRS) Young Investigator Award and Biomaterials Science Lectureship.
UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim recently was appointed to the editorial board of the academic journal Theranostics. The journal, which has an impact factor of 7.806, is one of the leading journals in the field of regenerative medicine and therapeutic applications.
PhD candidates Gina Fridley, Carly Holstein lead Team Flu Finder to 2nd place in 2014 UW Business Plan Competition
Team Flu Finder receives second place prize ($10,000) and Best Innovation prize ($2,500) at the 2014 UW Business Plan Competition. The team, led by UW Bioengineering PhD candidates Gina Fridley and Carly Holstein and involved UW Foster School of Business MBA students. Flu Finder aims to improve current flu diagnosis tests with a new type of diagnostic device that is accurate, inexpensive, and can be administered by anyone, anywhere, with results in less than 20 minutes.
Undergraduate Ameen Tabatabai speaks out about personal challenges, inspiration to study bioengineering
UW Bioengineering undergraduate Ameen Tabatabai’s personal health crisis put his college education on hold – temporarily. However, he returned to UW inspired to study bioengineering and improve the lives of others like him.
UW Bioengineering senior Hani Mahmoud is selected as a Fulbright Student and becomes the first-ever student in the department’s history to receive the internationally renowned fellowship. Hani will travel to Kuwait to investigate the rising prevalence of type-2 diabetes in that country at Dasman Diabetes Institute.
UW Bioengineering graduate student Anna Blakney receives 2014 GROW with USAID fellowship to study in South Africa. Anna, currently researching in Kim Woodrow’s lab, will spend 6 months at University of Cape Town investigating the timing of the BCG vaccine and HIV acquisition from an immunological perspective.
UW Bioengineering senior Nicole Trosper receives a 2014 Bonderman Travel Fellowship, an award that funds international travel – for the sake of traveling. Nicole plans to travel to Brazil, southeastern Africa, Cambodia and Vietnam.
On March 21, 2014, UW Bioengineering distributed Outstanding Faculty, Graduate Student/TA and Staff Awards. These awards annually recognize outstanding contributions of individual members of the BIOE community. Award recipients include Barry Lutz, Wilbert Copeland and Elizabeth Soberg.
The Seattle Times reports that Dr. Charles Murry, UW professor of pathology, bioengineering and cardiology, and colleagues have successfully regenerated heart muscle in monkeys using human stem cells. This “proof-of-concept” research may one day be applied to humans whose hearts are damaged by heart attack and shows promising progress towards solving the “burgeoning public-health problem” of cardiac disease.