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Autumn 2014 Mary Gates Scholarships Announced

Mary Gates Research Scholarships are competitive scholarships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by faculty.

  • UW Bioengineering graduate student Nuttada Panpradist
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    Ph.D. student and HHMI Nominee Nuttada Panpradist brings global perspective to confronting HIV, TB

Ph.D. student and HHMI Nominee Nuttada Panpradist brings global perspective to confronting HIV, TB

Second-year Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist is confronting the world’s largest public health problems. Working with Assistant Professor Barry Lutz, Nuttada develops diagnostic tests for diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis and hopes to increase access to affordable, accessible and sustainable tools that address urgent global health needs.

Fall/Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews

In this issue: Chair’s Welcome  – Features – Bioengineers in the News – Awards & Honors – Events Chair’s Welcome Dear Alumni and Friends, Greetings from the University of Washington […]

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    Senior fellow Juan Pablo Esquivel receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seed grant to develop clean water monitoring device

Senior fellow Juan Pablo Esquivel receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seed grant to develop clean water monitoring device

Juan Pablo Esquivel, a senior fellow in Professor Paul Yager’s research group, led a team that received a $50,000 seed grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the 2014 Electrochemical Energy and Water Summit of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) to develop powerPAD, a clean water monitoring device using paper fuel cell technology

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    Bioengineering PhD student-led vHAB project featured on UW website, video

Bioengineering PhD student-led vHAB project featured on UW website, video

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. students lead a 4-member team developing vHAB, a interactive virtual reality platform to rehabilitate stroke victims. The project was recently featured on a story appearing on the UW homepage as well as in a UW-produced video.

  • Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and the Robert W. Vivian K. Cahill Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford School of Medicine.
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    Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to present December 2014 UW Walker Ames Lecture

Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to present December 2014 UW Walker Ames Lecture

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Valerie Daggett is hosting December 2014’s UW Walker Ames lecturer, Dr. Michael Levitt, the Robert W. Vivian K. Cahill Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Levitt is a 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and was also Dr. Daggett’s postdoc advisor in the early 1990s.

  • UW Bioengineering students participate in Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center
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    UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

UW Bioengineering’s BMES chapter engaged scientists of all ages at Life Sciences Research Weekend, held at Seattle Center November 7-9, 2014. Volunteers at the booth led activities demonstrating ultrasound and controlled release.

BioE PhD students lead, participate in CSNE Hackathon

UW Bioengineering PhD students led and participated in a weekend-long hackathon October 10-12, hosted by UW CSNE (Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering) . 15 Students from UW, MIT and San Diego State University were split into five teams of three students – one from each school – to build a device or system that aligned with the CSNE’s core missions of uniting the human brain with technology.

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    BS Bioengineering alumnus & Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud checks in from Kuwait

BS Bioengineering alumnus & Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud checks in from Kuwait

Since graduating and finishing an internship at Physio-Control, BS Bioengineering alumnus and Fulbright Student Study/Research grant recipient Hani Mahmoud left Seattle in August to travel to Kuwait, eager to begin his project and help establish collaborations between his host country and the United States on mutual interests in biomedicine to improve health.

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    Nation’s graduate students rate UW BioE #2 “Best Biomedical Engineering School” in Graduateprograms.com ranking

Nation’s graduate students rate UW BioE #2 “Best Biomedical Engineering School” in Graduateprograms.com ranking

The nation’s graduate students have rated UW Bioengineering as having the second-best biomedical engineering program in the US, according to the Fall 2014 Graduate School Rankings recently published by Graduateprograms.com.