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UW Bioengineering is proud of all our faculty, staff and students, and the many awards they earn for their work in teaching, mentoring and improving lives through bioengineering research and innovations.

Faculty Award Highlights

  • 25 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellows
  • 13 members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences
  • 14 past and current UW CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellows
  • 6 members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
  • Six AAAS Fellows
  • One National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Student Award Highlights

  • 13 current National Science Foundation Fellows
  • Two Fulbright Student Fellows, one Gates Cambridge Scholar, one Rhodes Scholar, one Luce Scholar, and eight Goldwater Scholars as of 2016
  • 5 Levinson Emerging Scholar awards
  • Multiple awards from NASA Space Grant
  • Multiple awards in business plan competitions from UW Foster School of Business
  • Fellowships from American Heart Association and Washington Research Foundation
  • More Amgen Scholars than any other UW department; 31 since 2007
  • Over 100 Mary Gates Scholarships

Featured Awards and Recognition

  • Kelly Stevens

Kelly Stevens Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Dr. Kelly Stevens, an assistant professor in UW Bioengineering and in Pathology, has received a 2016 National institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award in support of her work to build artificial human tissues from stem cells, and to remotely control these tissues after implantation in a patient.

  • Nuttada Panpradist and student team

Nuttada Panpradist wins $50,000 Third Place APF Student Technology Prize for Primary Healthcare

Nuttada is developing OLA-SIMPLE, which aims to be the first instrument-free device that emulates the diagnostic capabilities of laboratory testing to provide a rapid visual readout of HIV diagnosis, viral load and drug resistance at the point of care.

  • Kelly Stevens working with students in the laboratory

Kelly Stevens receives UW ISCRM John H. Tietze Stem Cell Scientist Research Award

This award recognizes Dr. Stevens' efforts to address the clinical challenge of liver disease by building an artificial engineered liver using pluriopotent stem cells.

  • Nuttada Panpradist and Rahil Jain

Nuttada Panpradist and Rahil Jain selected as 2016 APF Student Technology Prize finalists

Ph.D. students Nuttada Panpradist and Rahil Jain of Assoc. Prof. Barry Lutz's lab have proposed improved technologies for diagnosing HIV, influenza.

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UW Bioengineering eNews Spring/Summer 2016

UW Bioengineering eNews offers an update on our advances in bioengineering research and education, and recognizes recent achievements of our students and faculty.

  • Multi Modal Health team

BioE student teams win Third Place, Big Picture, Best Health/Healthcare Idea prizes at 2016 UW Business Plan Competition

Two UW Bioengineering student-led teams won over $15,000 at the 2016 UW Business Plan Competition. [...]

  • Wendy Thomas and Nuttada Panpradist

Wendy Thomas and Nuttada Panpradist receive 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards

Wendy Thomas, UW associate professor of bioengineering, and BioE Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist have received 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor awards. Awardees are selected from nominations made by participants in the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

  • Donald Baker with ultrasound device

UW alumnus and former faculty member Donald Baker named to Washington Life Science Hall of Fame

UW alumnus and former research professor Donald W. Baker will be inducted as an inaugural member of the Washington Life Science Hall of Fame. The honor, bestowed by Life Science Washington, recognizes pioneers who have had the greatest impact on life sciences in Washington state.

  • UW Bioengineering faculty Deok-Ho Kim and Charles Murry

Deok-Ho Kim and Charles Murry receive 2016 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Award

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim and Charles Murry have received one of three 2016 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Awards. The award encourages the development of new interdisciplinary collaborations that address critical transitions in translational research.