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FALL 2014

Wang receives prestigious NIH BRAIN initiative award

Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has received a prestigious $2.7 million BRAIN Initiative Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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George gets grant to study new drugs on heart tissue

Steven C. George, MD, PhD, chair of Biomedical Engineering, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue developing an integrated in vitro model of perfused tumor and cardiac tissue.

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Engineering student team wins national design competition for zinc patch

For the third straight year, a team from WashU has won the Engineering World Health’s Design Competition for its device to improve health care in the developing world.

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IDEA Labs publishes in Nature Biotechnology

The founders of IDEA Labs have shared their biomedical incubator idea through a recent article in Nature Biotechnology.

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Study reveals how Ebola blocks immune system

Rohit Pappu, PhD, and a group of researchers have learned one way the Ebola virus dodges the body’s antiviral defenses, providing important insight that could lead to new therapies.

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George named Stuckenberg professor in technology & human affairs

Steven C. George, MD, PhD, has been named the Elvera & William Stuckenberg Professor of Technology & Human Affairs.

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Alumnus receives Global Impact Award

Nathan Brajer, the co-founder of ViFlex, took home a $10,000 prize to continue developing low-cost, adjustable eyeglasses.

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WashU students ‘print’ pink prosthetic arm for teen girl

Kranti Peddada, Kendall Gretsch and Henry Lather, all May 2014 graduates in biomedical engineering, used a 3-D printer to create a robotic prosthetic arm for a local teen.

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T32 Training Grant “Interdisciplinary Training in Mechanobiology from nm to cm (MBnc)"

Evan Buettman (M. Silva Lab)

Kara Garcia (Taber Lab)

Chris Walter (A. Pathak Lab)

Predoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31), NIH

Nisha Iyer (Sakiyama-Elbert Lab)

Imaging Sciences Pathway Fellowship

Nate King (Gruev and Raman Labs)

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