A career in biomedical engineering provides:
Dr. Daria Narmoneva was selected to participate in the ELATE fellowship, a prestigious professional development program for women in the STEM fields. Participants are chose from across the country based on nominations from their institutions’ dean or provost. ELATE at Drexel University is a one-year, part-time program that focuses on developing personal and professional leadership skills, promoting change initiatives at universities, and managing resources and finances to enhance organizations.
e-NABLE is a global network of volunteers that provide a variety of cost-effective prosthetic hand designs. Recently, a chapter of this organization was started at the University of Cincinnati led by BME student Jacob Knorr as president and advised by Dr. James Lin, BME faculty. Their focus has been on young children with missing or partial hands as they are generally not considered for expensive prosthetics because they are in the growth phase. Knorr explained, “The 3D printed limbs that we provide allow a child to grasp by simply flexing the joint that is closest to their residual limb. Meaning for partial hand patients, the device is designed to move the fingers as the child’s flexes their wrist. For children who do not possess a wrist joint, elbow flexion is utilized to close the fingers and grasp objects.” The 3D-printed hands are produced at UC BME facilities at Victory Parkway Campus, as well as from a clinical engineering facility at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). EnableUC’s first recipient was Brody, a local 13-year old boy who was born with a partial right hand.
BME Takes Three CEAS Faculty Awards
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences recently announced their awards for the 2015-2016 school year and this list included seven awards for the BCEE faculty. Dr. David Wendell was awarded the CEAS Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award Young Faculty. Dr. Daria Narmoneva (BME), Dr. Jason Shearn (BME) and Dr. Margaret Kupferle (ENVE) won the Master Education Award and the Distinguished Researcher Award was given to Dr. Dion Dionysiou (ENVE), Dr.Jing-Huei Lee (BME) and Dr. Peter Smirniotis (ChE).
BME Student Matthew Davenport awarded a travel to the 2016 International Behavioral Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Matthew Davenport, a fourth year undergraduate student in the BME program, was awarded a travel to the 2016 International Behavioral Neuroscience Annual Meeting, to be held at the Kempinski Hotel, Budapest, Hungary, June 7 - 12, 2016. His application included an abstract for the meeting with him as the first author, which was based on research he is doing on co-op at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and a one page personal statement describing his goals in behavioral neuroscience and how attending the IBNS meeting will enrich his training. Matt was one of 92 applicants from 11 different countries including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduates. There were 18 awards given and he was one of only 2 undergraduates to win.