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Two BME Students Receive Sigma Xi Honorable Mention Awards
March 03, 2005
Two BME graduate students, Joseph Kinsella and Alaina Pizzo, received Honorable Mention Awards at the 2005 Graduate Student Poster Competition held on campus on February 18th. Both posters were entered in the Engineering Sciences division of the competition.
Prof. Gil Lee's Nano-materials Research Highlighted
March 03, 2005
The current issue (Feb. 15) of the journal Langmuir contains an article by Professor Gil Lee and his research staff that describes their work to build and demonstrat a prototype for a new class of miniature devices to study synthetic cell membranes in an effort to speed the discovery of new drugs for a variety of diseases, including cancer.
Professor Webster Named Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
March 03, 2005
Professor Tom Webster has just been named Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.
American Ceramic Society Invites Lecture by Professor Webster
February 08, 2005
Professor Tom Webster has been invited to give a lecture at the 107th American Ceramic Society meeting, to be held in Baltimore on April 13, 2005.
Prof. Tom Webster to Present Nanotechnology Tutorial
February 08, 2005
Professor Tom Webster has been invited to be the instructor for a tutorial entitled "Nanotechnology for Biomaterials and Tissues," to be presented at the 2005 National Science and Technology Institute Conference and Trade Show on May 8, 2005 in Anaheim, CA.
Journal of Applied Physiology to Highlight Prof. Voytik-Harbin's Work
February 01, 2005
Professor Sherry Voytik-Harbin has been notified by the Journal of Applied Physiology that her manuscript, entitled "Extracellular matrix (ECM) microstructural composition regulates local cell-ECM biomechanics and fundamental fibroblast behavior: A multidimensional perspective," has been selected for commentary in their May 2005 issue.
Jeremiah Bwatwa Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award
January 14, 2005
At the Winter 2004 Engineering Send-Off in December, Jeremiah Bwatwa was awarded Biomedical Engineering's Outstanding Graduate Student Award by Dean Linda P.B. Katehi.
Prof. Jenna Rickus to Give Invited Talk
January 14, 2005
Jenna Rickus, an assistant professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, has been invited to give a talk at the Tenth Institute of Biological Engineering Meeting, "Biology-Inspired Frontiers."
Purdue Licenses Prof. Borgens' Technology to Medtronic Sofamor Danek
January 13, 2005
Memphis, Tenn.-based Medtronic Sofamor Danek, a subsidiary of Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic Inc., has signed a licensing agreement with Purdue granting them exclusive commercial rights to polymer technology developed at Purdue that can treat paralysis in dogs with recent spinal cord injuries.
Prof. Richard Borgens' Research Offers Hope for Spinal Injuries
January 12, 2005
A successful method for healing spinal injuries in dogs has been developed by Purdue University researchers Richard Borgens and Riyi Shi, offering hope for preventing human paralysis.

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