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Tag: Department of Biomedical Engineering

Rochester researchers pursue quick ways to detect COVID-19—and better understand it

Rochester researchers pursue quick ways to detect COVID-19—and better understand it

April 21, 2020

Nanomembranes, optical sensors, and blood analysis: Rochester faculty are turning previous research avenues to focus on ways to quickly detect novel coronavirus to speed treatment.

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Two Rochester scientists earn national recognition for excellence in engineering

Two Rochester scientists earn national recognition for excellence in engineering

April 4, 2020

Faculty members Benjamin Miller and Marvin Doyley have been inducted as fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

January 9, 2020

Amid growing alarm over the plastic that pollutes our environment, biomedical and optics researchers are devising ways to quickly detect microplastics in drinking water to better understand their potential impacts on human health.

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Promising solutions to tough medical problems win University research competitions

Promising solutions to tough medical problems win University research competitions

October 15, 2019

Jessica Goodman and Alec Salminen each took first place at two recent University of Rochester research competitions that limited contestants to brief presentations geared toward general audiences.

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These mentors make a difference for first-generation, minority students

These mentors make a difference for first-generation, minority students

August 8, 2019

Five University of Rochester faculty mentors are the inaugural recipients of a new mentorship award from the University’s David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity.

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Students make assembly line more accessible for workers with disabilities

Students make assembly line more accessible for workers with disabilities

May 15, 2019

The graduating seniors behind THOR Designs are the first all-female engineering team to compete in a state-wide competition to bring assistive technologies to New Yorkers in the workplace.

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Ready to mentor ‘students like myself’

Ready to mentor ‘students like myself’

May 3, 2019

A biomedical engineering major and first-generation student, Kharimat Alatise ’19 is ready to pursue her doctorate and “be a role model to first-generation and minority students.”

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Women of invention: How Rochester faculty find success as patent-holders

Women of invention: How Rochester faculty find success as patent-holders

April 16, 2019

They create novel devices and develop new technologies with global impact. The University of Rochester ranks fourth among US universities in its percentage of international patent holders who are women. What brought these women to the University–and what enables them to thrive?

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Professor’s ‘tinkering’ ways lead to novel drug therapies

Professor’s ‘tinkering’ ways lead to novel drug therapies

April 14, 2019

From a childhood spent tinkering in the Maine woods, associate professor of biomedical engineering Danielle Benoit is now the author or co-author of nine approved or pending patents, mostly focused on the targeted delivery of drug therapies.

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‘Embodies the spirit’ of teaching and mentorship

‘Embodies the spirit’ of teaching and mentorship

April 5, 2019

Danielle Benoit, an associate professor of biomedical engineering who has provided research experiences for more than 80 undergraduates in her lab, is the second recipient of the College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship.

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