UConn Research will Go into Space!

Prof. Yupeng Chen has received a grant titled: “Engineering Multiple-Compartment Cartilage Tissue Construct for Space and Terrestrial Applications” to develop tissue constructs using DNA-inspired Janus base nanotubes in the International Space Station. This is a multi-agency grant including $400,000 to UConn from NSF and $415,000 to SpaceTango (the implementation partner) from CASIS and NASA. NASA […] . . .

Published: August 28, 2020

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Four students from the Clinical Engineering Program Awarded Scholarships from AAMI

The AAMI–HSEA Health Systems Engineering Scholarship: Rima Viradia AAMI Foundation Michael J. Miller Scholarship: Jacqueline Bertan, Shelby Johns, Emily Sizemore https://www.aami.org/detail-pages/press-release/aami-names-2020-award-and-scholarship-winners . . .

Published: June 10, 2020

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Profs. Chen and Chon Received NIH Grant to Develop Smartphone Sensor to Detect Tooth Pain

Drs. Ki Chon (right) and I-Ping Chen (left) received a new R21 grant from NIH.  Dr. I-Ping Chen is a Dental Medicine faculty at UConn Health.  This is a multi-PI collaborative grant which will investigate a novel approach to quantify dental pain.  The grant is entitled “Quantitative assessment of dental pain using a smartphone-attachable electrodermal […] . . .

Published: June 9, 2020

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Leila Daneshmandi recognized by Women of Innovation

Leila Daneshmandi, a Ph.D. candidate in our Biomedical Engineering Department, is the 2020 finalist in the category of Collegian Innovation and Leadership women of innovation. This is a great honor and accomplishment to be selected among 150 nominations. For more information, please check links below: https://www.ct.org/finalists-named-for-16th-annual-women-of-innovation-awards/ https://ctdidi.com/women-of-innovation/finalists-2020/#collegian-innovation   . . .

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Dr. Kazunori Hoshino was awarded a CAREER award from the NSF

Dr. Kazunori Hoshino was awarded a CAREER award from the NSF. His grant is entitled “Biomechanical Signatures in Vertebrate Embryonic Development.” The duration and amount of this award are 5 years and $500K, respectively. Prof. Hoshino is BME’s 5th CAREER recipient in the past 3 years. The other recipients are Profs. Pierce, Feng, Santaniello and […] . . .

Published: May 10, 2020

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UCONN BME Senior Design 2019-2020

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Published: April 20, 2020

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Professor Painter Receives 2020 AAMI Foundation & ACCE Robert Morris Humanitarian Award

Join us in congratulating the 2020 AAMI Foundation & ACCE Robert Morris Humanitarian Award recipient: Frank R. Painter “Frank reflects the spirit of Bob Morris’s vision and the necessary elements of making that vision a reality. His dedication to the profession is evident through his humanitarian work/teaching in several Clinical Engineering workshops spanning over decades […] . . .

Published: April 3, 2020

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Spotlight on Professor Nukavarapu’s research as described by one of his PhD students

Aleksandra Golebiowska is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut working with Dr. Syam Nukavarapu in the Tissue Engineering Science and Technology Lab (TEST Lab). Her primary interest is tissue engineering, an exceedingly relevant field, often cited as the future of medicine. The field involves the development of synthetic […] . . .

Published: February 24, 2020

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Dr. Kshitiz and Yale Researchers Draw an Evolutionary Connection Between Pregnancy and Cancer Metastasis

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Published: December 17, 2019

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Drs. Bin Feng and Guoan Zheng Receive a $2 Million U01 Grant from the NIH

Drs. Bin Feng (PI) and Guoan Zheng (Co-PI) have received a notice of award for their NIH U01 grant. The grant is for three years and the amount is $2.03M. Title: Determine the topology and molecular profiles of nociceptive DRG neurons innervating the colon and rectum. Chronic visceral pain is the cardinal symptom of patients […] . . .

Published: October 6, 2019

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