VA Does That: The bionic hand
Dr. Segil, a mechanical engineer, is designing a prosthetic hand system that can send feedback to the brain, creating the sense of touch. His work connects to Dr. Tyler’s: the nerve cuff electrode. This technology allows for electrical signals to be sent to electrodes surrounding the nerves and then to the brain, creating the feeling of touch.
Duncan Davis-Hall, PhD student in Bioengineering, received an F31 predoctoral grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to bioprint three-dimensional mimics of lung blood vessels that model the environmental stiffening seen in pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Dr. Bradford Smith receives $2.8M R01 award from the NIH National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood to establish diagnostic algorithms and computer-controlled mechanical ventilation systems to improve mechanical ventilation safety.
Emily Gibson, associate professor of bioengineering, received a POC Grant ($150k) from Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)'s Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program.
Point Designs LLC recently received a Phase 2 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health entitled The Point Digit: A ratcheting prosthetic finger technology using advanced rapid manufacturing technology.
Chelsea Magin, Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering at CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, has been named a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award Winner.
In March 2019, Keith Neeves joined the Department of Bioengineering as professor and director of new initiatives, bringing with him a reputable lab, an extensive research portfolio and unprecedented enthusiasm.
Congratulations to bioengineering associate professor Richard Benninger on his recent appointment in the CU School of Medicine. Benninger has been appointed director of the Advanced Light Microscopy Core, which is located in the school’s Neurotechnology Center.
Dr. Robin Shandas’ work at CU Denver extends far beyond the classroom. In addition to building Colorado’s first stand-alone Department of Bioengineering and subsequent degree programs, Shandas has spent more than 25 years using his expertise in academia to solve real-world problems in clinical medicine.
Fifty high school students from Colorado and beyond spent a week on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus learning about how engineers solve important clinical problems as part of Bioengineering Opportunities and Leadership Training (BOLT) camp hosted by the Department of Bioengineering at CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus.
David Ramirez, a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Richard Benninger, was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.
A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has received a grant to commercialize a miniature microscope that fits on the head of a mouse and can peer deeply inside the living brain.
The bioengineering graduate program moved up 10 spots in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools Report, published March 12. The program is now ranked number 69 in the country, and is the top-ranked biomedical program in Colorado.
Each fall, BMES hosts Pitch Night, a platform for potential PI’s to recruit students for projects and research opportunities. In these five-minute pitches, presenters pitched ideas in basic science, translational/clinical medicine and device engineering.
Breaking down gender-based barriers and promoting diversity in STEM were discussed as strategic imperatives at a recent event, “Women as Innovators: Creating Success in the Workplace,” at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.