BMES eNewsletter
    September 2016
BMES Annual Meeting: Online Registration discounts end Sept. 28

Register by September 28 for the 2016 BMES Annual Meeting in Minneapolis and receive a significant discount over the on-site rates.  

CLICK HERE to register for the meeting.

Please visit
annualmeeting for more information.

With Minneapolis being a hub of the medical device industry, the 2016 meeting is poised to be a historic event for the Society.

The BMES hotel blocks have sold out, but other options  including the Room Share Bulletin Board can be found HERE
BMES Archived and Upcoming 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. Newly archived webinars include:

BMES Accreditation Activities Committee members share updates and experiences on ABET EAC accreditation, including expectations of self-study reports and team campus visits.

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.

2016 Midwest BME Regional Conference
Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

November 4, 2016
Poster Abstract Submission and Registration Open! 
2017 CMBE Conference
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

January 3-7, 2016
Registration is Now Open!

Abstract Submission is Now Closed. 
Rice's Rebecca Richards-Kortum Named MacArthur Fellow   
Rice University bioengineer and global-health pioneer Rebecca Richards-Kortum has received a MacArthur Fellowship. 

The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more, according to the foundation. 

A Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow, Richards-Kortum is the founder and director of Rice's award-winning Rice 360º Institute for Global Health. She is the first Houston scientist, the first Houston woman and the first Rice faculty member to win the award.

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Tufts Researchers Develop Technique To Generate Human Neural Stem Cells For Tissue Engineering 
Tufts University researchers have discovered a new technique for generating rapidly-differentiating human neural stem cells for use in a variety of tissue engineering applications, the university announced. 

According to a paper published in Stem Cell Reports, the work could pave the way for experiments that engineer innervated tissues, such as the skin and cornea, and for the development of human brain models with diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. 

The researchers include BMES members David L. Kaplan, Dana M. Cairns and Rosalyn D. Abbott.

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NSF National Science Board Welcomes Nominations for 2017 Vannevar Bush and Public Service Awards  

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Science Board (NSB) pays tribute to remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its Vannevar Bush and Public Service awards.

Named after the gifted visionary and dynamic public servant who was behind the creation of the NSF, NSB's Vannevar Bush Award honors life-long leaders who have made exceptional contributions toward the welfare of humankind and the nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.

Nomination instructions are available on the
Vannevar Bush Award website . NSB welcomes nominations for its 2017 honorary awards through October 3, 2016.
BMES Student Chapter Awardees

Congratulations to the 2016 Student Chapter awardees which include Outstanding Student Chapter awardee Virginia Tech/Wake Forest, Commendable Achievement awardee Clemson University, Outstanding Mentoring Achievement awardee University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Outstanding Chapter-Industry awardee The Ohio State University. 

In addition, this year will be the last year for the Student Chapter Fleetest Feet award, this year's award recipient is Virginia-Tech/Wake Forest University, with an attendance of 65 students and a total of 46,680 miles traveled, to attend BMES2015.

We look forward to providing a new award in recognition of our outstanding chapters at BMES2017. 

Please congratulate all of our chapters for their continued achievements. We look forward to providing each chapter their plaque on Saturday, October 8th during the Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Lecture & Diversity Award winner Plenary Session; 10:30-12:30pm.

University of Connecticut BMES Student Chapter

The UConn Chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will be hosting a Biomedical Engineering Career Banquet on Thursday October 27th.

This event will involve representatives of various companies related to biomedical engineering. Representatives will be provided with a booth and given the opportunity to interact with students in a similar manner to the campus-wide career fairs. Undergraduate students in their junior or senior years will be invited to attend this banquet and interact with the companies represented therein."

If you have questions regarding this even please contact Chapter President Tom Cotton at
Western Regional Conference Hosted by BYU BMES Student Chapter, January 19-20, 2017  

For more information please visit our website,
Rice Researchers Win Grant To Test Low-Cost Syringe Pump In Malawi

Researchers at Rice University's global health initiative have developed a low-cost, rugged syringe pump and won a significant grant to clinically validate the technology. 

AutoSyP is one of six technologies chosen from more than 650 applications for an 18-month validation grant by Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, a philanthropic partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and aid agencies from Norway, Canada, Great Britain and Korea that is working to end childbirth-related deaths of both mothers and babies

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Call for Papers: Tools for Studying the Microvasculature   
The journal Microcirculation will publish a Special Issue on " New and Emerging Tools for Studying the Microvasculature - Microfluidics in Vascular Research" to tie in with the publication of an invited review by Dr Jonathan Song, Ohio State University, on "Microfluidic Approaches to the Study of Angiogenesis and the Microcirculation''. 

The journal is seeking research papers or review articles covering topics in this area.  Send queries to: Shayn Peirce, Walter L Murfee or the Deputy Editor in Chief Geraldine F Clough .


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