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2015-16 undergraduate scholarships announced

Ten UW Bioengineering undergraduates have received College of Engineering and Department of Bioengineering scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. Most scholarship award decisions were made on the basis of merit, […]

UW Bioengineering eNews – Spring/Summer 2015

Read the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of UW Bioengineering eNews for the latest on how our students and faculty are inventing the future of medicine.

  • UW Bioengineers, led by Dr. Deok-Ho Kim, designed a polymer-based hydrogel with nanoscale grooves and ridges, shown in this scanning electron microscope image, for growing heart cells. The nano-grooved surface causes immature human heart cells to organize and mature into a layer of human heart tissue useful for testing toxic effects of drugs.
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    Coulter Program helps launch BioE technologies toward clinical impact (Part 2 of 2)

Coulter Program helps launch BioE technologies toward clinical impact (Part 2 of 2)

This May marks the 10th anniversary of the UW’s Coulter Translational Research Partnership in Biomedical Engineering, which has helped propel dozens of UW inventions from the lab toward clinical use. We profile one of Coulter’s recent successes: a platform for growing cardiac cells for drug toxicity testing. Researchers in BioE’s Deok-Ho Kim’s lab developed the technology, which was recently spun out to the start-up NanoSurface Biomedical.

  • Patrick Hsieh, UW Bioengineering alumnus
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    Alumnus Patrick Hsieh confronts challenges in cardiac stem cell therapy

Alumnus Patrick Hsieh confronts challenges in cardiac stem cell therapy

UW Bioengineering alumnus Patrick Hsieh is confronting these challenges by developing stem cell therapy strategies for treating cardiovascular disease and preventing heart failure. Dr. Hsieh’s research focuses on developing drug delivery and biomaterials that promote the survival, retention and integration of cardiac stem cells.

  • Empreva BioE team leaders
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    Students win Second Place, Finalist, Best Idea Prizes at UW Business Plan Competition

Students win Second Place, Finalist, Best Idea Prizes at UW Business Plan Competition

Five UW Bioengineering student-led teams won over $30,000 of start-up funding at the 18th annual UW Business Plan Competition. The competition offers entrepreneurial students an opportunity to turn their ideas into compelling and viable startups. BioE teams won seven of the 14 prizes in the competition, including the second place and finalist prizes.

  • Natacha Lou Comandante
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    Natacha Lou Comandante to participate in MIT Summer Research Program

Natacha Lou Comandante to participate in MIT Summer Research Program

Natacha Lou Comandante will be participating in the 2015 MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP). She will work with Dr. Michael Mitchell in the Langer lab of MIT’s Biological Engineering Department for two months.

  • BioE Awards Recipients: Suzie Pun, Nuttada Panpradist, Ted Chen and Colleen Irvin
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    2015 BioE Awards Recipient Profiles: Suzie Pun, Nuttada Panpradist, Ted Chen and Colleen Irvin

2015 BioE Awards Recipient Profiles: Suzie Pun, Nuttada Panpradist, Ted Chen and Colleen Irvin

Profiles of the 2015 BioE Awards recipients: Suzie Pun (Outstanding Faculty Mentor), Nuttada Panpradist (Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor), Ted Chen (Outstanding Graduate Student TA) and Colleen Irvin (Outstanding Staff Member).

  • Sharon Newman with RAVEN surgical robot
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    Senior Sharon Newman receives Fulbright, Whitaker fellowships, will travel to Europe to advance neuroprosthetics research

Senior Sharon Newman receives Fulbright, Whitaker fellowships, will travel to Europe to advance neuroprosthetics research

After she graduates in June 2015, Sharon will spend the next year applying her expertise in neuroprosthetics, robotics and engineering while building relationships with universities and hospitals in Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

  • Debobrato (Jojo) Das, Pakapreud Khumwan and Jonathan Tsui
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    Debobrato Das, Pakapreud Khumwan and Jonathan Tsui receive HHMI/Molecular Medicine Scholar Awards

Debobrato Das, Pakapreud Khumwan and Jonathan Tsui receive HHMI/Molecular Medicine Scholar Awards

UW Bioengineering PhD students Debobrato (Jojo) Das, Pakapreud Khumwan and Jonathan Tsui have received HHMI/Molecular Medicine Scholar Awards. These awards recognize these students’ commitment to research at the interface of basic science and medicine.

  • UW Bioengineering assistant professor Kim Woodrow
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    Kim Woodrow receives 2015 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Kim Woodrow receives 2015 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Kim Woodrow, assistant professor of bioengineering, has received a 2015 UW Undegraduate Research Mentor Award. This award recognizes her commitment to guiding undergraduates to achieve success as research scholars.