Carnegie Mellon University

2014 News

  1. Christine Sidoti (B.S. '14) is a recipient of the 2014 Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association Student Service Award. She is honored for her contributions to a number of student organizations and to the student orientation program as the head orientation counselor (see the announcement...).
  2. BME class of 2014 presented its capstone design projects of a number of innovative solutions to pressing medical problems. The BME additoinal major program allows students of diverse engineering disciplines to work as a team (read more... and see the posters...).
  3. Graduate student Jackie Chen, co-advised by Profs. Ge Yang and Jelena Kovacevic, won the Best Paper Award at CompImage 2014 for his work on computational image modeling for the characterization of intracellular cargo transport.
  4. Prof. Adam Feinberg is selected as a Young Innovator by the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering, based on a study "Shrink Wrapping Cells in a Defined Extracellular Matrix to Modulate the Chemo-Mechanical Microenvironment" published by his research group in the journal (read the published article...).
  5. Graduate student Sarah Robb is an award recipient of the 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
  6. BME congratulates junior Anthonia Raphael-Chieke for receiving a Ford Blue Oval Scholarship. Ms. Raphael-Chieke will be honored at the upcoming Ford Town Hall & Dinner on Nov. 16.
  7. Carmell Therapeutics, a startup of Profs. Jim Burgess, Phil Campbell, and Lee Weiss, completed its clinical trial with the REPAIR™ Bone Putty, where the blood plasma-based material was found to reduce infections, speed bone healing, and promote wound closure (read more).
  8. Graduate student Molly Blank's paper, entitled "Low-Cost Quantitative Palpation Device for Breast Lesion Tracking and Telehealth", won the Third Place of the Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation on Point-of-Care Technologies Conference (HIPCT '14).
  9. Prof. Dennis Trumble received an NIH grant entitled "Computational and In Vivo Analysis of Applied Apical Torsion for Cardiac Support", to develop an artificial heart pump that mimics the heart's natural twisting motion. This innovative design will eliminate the possibility of blood clots, giving it a huge advantage over similar devices (read more).
  10. Profs. Byron Yu, Steve Chase and collaborators published an article in Nature (Vol. 512, pp. 423-426), where they described how pre-existing neural activity patterns associated with previously acquired skills may affect the ease of learning new skills (read more).
  11. Prof. Katie Whitehead is named by the Technology Review as one of the 2014 TR35 - 35 innovators under the age of 35. The announcement mentioned that her "systematic search discovered nanoparticles that could improve drug delivery (read the announcement page).