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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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From a dancer’s form to freeform optics

From a dancer’s form to freeform optics

April 14, 2019

Jannick Rolland, director of the Center of Freeform Optics, has 35 patents to her name and is listed among the top women pioneers in augmented and virtual reality.

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Helping teens with asthma: ‘Is there a better way?’

Helping teens with asthma: ‘Is there a better way?’

April 14, 2019

For teens who have lived with asthma their entire lives, Hyekyun Rhee wondered if the gadgets and apps teens love could help them stay on top of their symptoms and take control of their care.

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A prescription for physician frustration

A prescription for physician frustration

April 11, 2019

Jesse Wang’s dual doctorates in medicine and translational biomedical science will position him to ease the burdens of e-records for his fellow physicians. His prototype of a virtual assistant is a finalist in the American College of Physicians’ “Innovation Challenge.”

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CAREER awards spur junior researchers along varied paths

CAREER awards spur junior researchers along varied paths

April 5, 2019

Four Rochester researchers from four different fields are 2019 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious recognition for junior faculty members.

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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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Faculty recognized for excellence in biomedical engineering

Faculty recognized for excellence in biomedical engineering

April 2, 2019

Three biomedical engineering faculty members–Danielle Benoit, Catherine Kuo, and Amy Lerner–have been inducted as fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

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‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

April 2, 2019

Rochester researchers are trapping nanoparticle-sized silica beads in an “optical tweezer” in a series of experiments that could shed new light on the fundamental properties of lasers.

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Three Rochester teams compete for $1M Hult Prize

Three Rochester teams compete for $1M Hult Prize

February 22, 2019

Three teams of Rochester graduates and current students have reached the regional finals of the world’s largest social entrepreneurship competition.

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