BMES eNewsletter
    October 2016
Historic BMES Annual Meeting features elite speakers, cutting-edge research and competitive awards



The 2016 BMES Annual Meeting wrapped up on October 8 in Minneapolis, capping one of the most program-packed, highly-attended meetings in the Society's history. 

Highlights included the Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture delivered by Dr. Nicholas Peppas, and a keynote by Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak. 

A link to download photos of the many awards presented at the meeting will be posted soon. 

Daily newsletters put out every day of the meeting feature dozens of photos and articles about the event.

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Congratulations 2016 BMES Award Recipients 



The Society takes great pleasure in honoring and recognizing the significant accomplishments and contributions its members have made in the diverse field of biomedical engineering.

On behalf of the Awards Committee we would like to thank all the members who submitted nominations and provided letters of support for all award nominees.  

Congratulations to the following Award Winners


BMES 2016 Class of Fellows 



BMES would like to congratulate the Class of Fellows for 2016.

BMES Fellow status is a distinguished honor awarded to members with outstanding qualifications and experience, who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in the field of biomedical engineering.

Recipients have also maintained a consistent record of membership and participation within the Society. 

BMES Class of 2016 Fellows are: 

Stelios Andreadis, PhD
Bahman Anvar, PhD
Jason H. T.  Bates, PhD, DSc
John P. Fisher, PhD
Sanjay Kumar, MD, PhD
Ali Khademhosseini, PhD
Sanjay Kumar, MD, PhD
Elizabeth G. Loboa, PhD
Angelique Louie, PhD
Béla Suki, PhD

Antonios G. Mikos Named 2017 Shu Chien Achievement Award Recipient  

BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 BMES CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award, Antonios G. Mikos, PhD.    

The BMES CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award was established in 2014 through an endowment funded by members' donations. The award honors Professor Shu Chien, MD, PhD, past President of the BMES. Dr. Chien is well recognized as one of the foremost pioneers and educators in biomedical engineering world-wide.

His vision and leadership to integrate biomedical engineering with cardiovascular physiology and molecular & cell biology have greatly impacted the field of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.


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BMES Upcoming and Archived Professional Development Webinars
 
The BMES professional development webinars are a valuable benefit the Society offers members. The webinars will help you be successful regardless of your membership level.

All webinars are free for BMES members, so take a moment to visit the BMES Education E-Learning website to learn more about these and all professional development webinars offered by BMES. If you are not a BMES member, join now to take advantage of this educational member benefit!  
 
November 9, 2016 @ 11:30am Eastern

Mark your calendar for the next live BMES webinar scheduled for November 9, 2016 at 11:30am Eastern. Robert Langer, PhD, David H. Koch Institute Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be the featured speaker. The webinar is intended to be part of a series, organized by the BMES Diversity Committee, to give BMES members that are part of underrepresented groups a chance to hear from and interact with leaders in the field and provide a means to potentially forge new relations. Register today!
 

BMES Accreditation Activities Committee members share updates and experiences on ABET EAC accreditation, including expectations of self-study reports and team campus visits. This webinar benefits current-year BME Program Evaluators (PEVs) and departmental faculty leading and participating in accreditation efforts. This webinar archive is free for BMES members, active BME PEVs, and active BME training mentors.  Archive available!
 

Adrienne Lovink, BMES Industry Advisory Board Treasurer and Partner at Global Consulting Services Decision Resources Group, speaks about convergence of drugs, devices, and digital health. The webinar covers latest news and healthcare trends and the future of integrating drugs and medical devices with high technology software and big data.  Archive available!
 
2016 Midwest BME Regional Conference 

Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign November 4, 2016

Poster Abstract Submission Now Closed.  Advance Registration Deadline November 27, 2016!   
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2017 CMBE Conference 

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel  January 3-7, 2016

Registration Now & Save!   
Early Registration Deadline November 21, 2016  
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Hotel Room Block Open! 
Click here to reserve your room or call 1-800-321-6248  (Reference CMBE)
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BME Western Regional Conference hosted by BYU BMES Student Chapter

January 19-20, 2017
Abstract Submission and Registration is Open!
Submit Abstract by November 1st
Priority Register by December 2nd
 
Pitt BMES Chapter hosts 'Dinner with Professors'   

The University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate BMES Chapter hosted our semi-annual Dinner with Professors event on Oct 19th in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Six professors, including the chair of the department Dr. Sanjeev Shroff, and 40 students attended.

Students were matched with professors and joined them for a candid discussion about their research, personal interests, and other topics over dinner. Another event is planned for the spring. 
 
ABME Article On Airbag Helmets For Biking Highlighted In Press

A recent article published in Annals of Biomedical Engineering about airbag helmets for biking was highlighted in several media outlets. 

The article, Modeling and Optimization of Airbag Helmets for Preventing Head Injuries in Bicycling, was published in September. 

The article was featured in NeuroscienceNews.com and The Atlantic Citylab. 

According to the ABME abstract, bicycling is the leading cause of sports-related traumatic brain injury. Most of the current bike helmets are made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam and ultimately designed to prevent blunt trauma, e.g., skull fracture.

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Call For 2017 CMBE Young Innovator Nominations, Due November 4 

Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, an official journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society, is currently accepting self-nominations for the 2017 CMBE Young Innovators Special Issue. 

The 2017 Young Innovators issue will be co-edited by Michael King, Alyssa Panitch, and Richard Waugh.  Accepted authors will be invited to present their work in a special two-part platform session at the 2017 BMES Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

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BMES Members Named To FASEB Executive Committee   
 
Two Biomedical Engineering Society Members have begun their terms as officers in The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). 

Scott I. Simon is FASEB's Vice President for Science Policy, and David M. Rocke is serving as Treasurer. Both Simon and Rocke are Professors of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis.

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