UW Bioengineering eNews Spring 2015 features the latest on the Department of Bioengineering’s advances in bioengineering research and education, as well as recognizes awards and honors received by our students and faculty.
Medical test and drug development technologies from UW Bioengineering have spun out into start-ups Nexgenia and Nanosurface Biomedical, with Coulter’s help.
Undergraduate student Krittika D’Silva, dual major in UW Bioengineering and Computer Science, builds apps for global health and to help those in developing regions.
Q&A with Renuka Ramanathan: BioE Ph.D. student works on Empreva, a prize-winning technology for women’s health
No product currently on the market allows women to initiate both HIV prevention and contraception. Renuka and collaborators from the Woodrow lab seek to change this with Empreva, an innovative drug delivery platform that empowers women to take control of their own health.
UW BioE alumnus & Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud checks in from Kuwait – Promoting healthy lifestyles in Kuwaiti community
UW Bioengineering B.S. program alumnus and Fulbright Student Fellowship recipient Hani Mahmoud is currently working with Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait to establish an electronic health record that enables Kuwaiti schools to screen, record and assess the state of health of their student populations.
UW bioengineers from Suzie Pun’s lab, along with collaborators from Emergency Medicine and Chemical Engineering, have developed an injectable polymer that could keep soldiers and trauma patients from bleeding to death.
Cecilia Giachelli has served as acting chair since fall 2013 and was appointed chair of the Department of Bioengineering on February 1, 2015. She has shown tremendous leadership during her time as acting chair and brings deep experience in both medicine and engineering that will continue to strengthen UW BioE for years to come.
Ian Andrews, a junior undergraduate in Dr. Barry Lutz’s lab, has been selected to participate in the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program.
The 2015 Department of Bioengineering Graduation Celebration will be held on Friday, June 12th, 2015 in Hogness Auditorium .All BIOE students who will be graduating Autumn 2014, Winter, 2015, Spring 2015, or Summer 2015 are eligible to participate.
Wayne Quinton, UW’s “father of bioengineering”, passes away at age 94, honored in Seattle Times obituary
Quinton was one of the first practitioners of bioengineering and served an integral role in forming UW’s Center for Bioengineering, which became what is now the Department of Bioengineering. Quinton is a 2009 recipient of UW’s Diamond Award for Entrepreneurship and was also honored with UW’s highest honor for a graduate — the Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus award.