On Friday, September 27th BME faculty, staff, and students reconnected at the BME Annual Retreat at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. As part of the event, the annual Departmental awards were announced. Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Lianne Cartee received this year’s Faculty Award. Administrative Assistant to the Director of Research Catherine Matthieu received the Departmental Service Award, for her exceptional work in grant support, communication and the Graduate program review. The Graduate Student Service Award went to Maurel Vrabel, a doctoral student in Dr. Zaharoff’s Lab. Student poster awards were sponsored by the BME Graduate Student Association. In the Scientific Quality category, first place went to Emily Ozpinar (Freytes Lab). In the Presentation/Communication category, first place went to Rahul Patel (Giovannucci Lab). In the Poster Design category, first place went to Kristina Riviera (Magness Lab).
The Closed-Loop Engineering Research (CLEAR) core (https://www.clear-ncsu-unc.com/), consisting of faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and North Carolina State University (NC State), is seeking two postdoctoral fellows to participate in a new training program, Combined Human and Rehabilitative Machine System (CHARMS). The fellows will be supported by an Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training award provided by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. The goal of the program is to develop the next generation of rehabilitation researchers by focusing on training in three areas: mechanics, controls, and perception. Each postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by a team of faculty members spanning these areas.
The postdoctoral fellow will be able to explore opportunities at North Carolina’s two flagship universities: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and North C...
Del Bianco Prosthetics hosts the sixth Annual Run for Liberty a 5K run to honor our dedicated Military Personnel and Veterans with all proceeds to benefit the Amputee Coalition of America. CLEAR, a Gold Sponsor led by Aaron Fleming (Huang Lab) supplied runners with a yummy post-run snack and provided information about CLEAR research efforts and ongoing projects. Several members from the many labs that make up CLEAR gave their time and support to this fun and important event!
Nicolas Hanne, 3rd year graduate student in Dr. Jacque Cole’s lab (Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab, OML) is the recipient of the National Biomechanics Day 2018 Greatest Impact award. He shares this award with fellow awardees from The University of Queensland and Rush University Medical Center. To view the full announcement please use this link.
Congratulations to Nicolas and the OML on a well-deserved win!
Huang Lab, Graduate Student Robert Hinson and Postdoctoral Scholar Wen Wu gave a demo and lab tour to the 6th-8th grade students from Imhotep Academy during part of thier year-round middle school enrichment program
Imhotep Academy is a year-round middle school program that introduces students to the world of STEM with a particular emphasis on reaching underserved and students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines. Imhotep aims to increase students’ awareness and enthusiasm for learning STEM, build students’ confidence and identity in STEM, and inspire students to continue studying STEM throughout high school and college. Participants engage in a variety of activities including hands-on investigations, laboratory tours, field trips, leadership, college readiness, and interactions with STEM professionals.