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Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student Wins NSF GROW Award

Emerald Isle Awaits Salazar-Noratto

This may be the opportunity Giuliana Salazar-Noratto has been preparing for her entire life. The third-year Ph.D. student from the lab of Bob Guldberg, executive director of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, has won a National Science Foundation GROW (for Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide) award. It’s a distinction that involves two of the things she loves most – research and travel.

“I tell people that I’m a gypsy. I’m OK with packing up and going,” says Salazar-Noratto, who will spend nine months in Ireland, beginning in August, researching in the lab of Frank Barry, one of the world’s leading stem cell and cartilage biologists, at the National University of Ireland in Galway. 

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Entrepreneurial Duo Win in Spring Research Symposium 

Biomaterials Testing Company is Born

Kaci Crawford and Cory Turbyfield have learned very quickly that what you say truly matters, especially when you know what you’re talking about. The pair of undergraduates from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) recently took first place for Best Oral Presentation in the 10th annual Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Crawford and Turbyfield presented research from their project, called, “Biomechanical comparisons of leukemia cells and their healthy counterparts,” which focused on using a microfluidic chip to separate leukemia cells from healthy white blood cells. “The clinical impact of this project has the potential to shift the diagnostic protocol from a bone marrow biopsy, which is what is typical now, and is very painful, to a simple blood sample,” explains Crawford, who has also joined with Turbyfield to start a biomaterials testing company.

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Ravi Bellamkonda Joins the Conversation on Georgia Public Radio

Ravi Bellamkonda Discusses Discipline of Biomedical Engineering

A report from Georgia’s Department of Labor predicts how the Georgia workforce will look in 2020, and it predicts a shift from farmers to careers such as biomedical engineering. The show's host, Celeste Headlee, talks about the job changes coming with Emory finance professor Tom Smith, Ravi Bellamkonda of the Biomedical Engineering department at Georgia Tech, and cotton farmer Matt Coley.    
Listen to GPB's June 3, 2015 show.

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Faculty Honor :: Mentoring
Yoganathan wins Standards Developer Award from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

According to AAMI, Yoganathan was honored for his ongoing work on revising standards for cardiac valve repair devices, as well as developing a risk assessment paradigm for medical devices. He’s been working on U.S. and ISO Heart Valve Standards for more than 30 years.
“I am truly honored by this award, since it recognizes my passion for impacting human lives,” Yoganathan told AAMI. “This is my research philosophy: from bench to bedside.”

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Todd Sulchek Mentors Undergraduate Research Students with a Combination of Guidance and Freedom 

This past fall semester, the biggest thrill for Kaci Crawford was meeting Pramod Khargonekar, assistant director for the Directorate of Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Sulchek, an associate professor of bioengineering, made sure that Crawford and other students who have been involved with the project were on hand to meet his distinguished guest.

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BME Life
Annual Trip Offers Students an Intimate View of Pharmaceutical Industry

Students who choose to go on the trip (travel contingent is limited to about 25) get a rare and comprehensive look at Puerto Rico’s burgeoning biotech industry, which features some of the world’s top drug and device manufacturing facilities and companies, such as AbbVie, Amgen, Medtronic, Pfizer and Merck.

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Sanders Wins Campus Life Scholarship - Captures the Spirit of Service

Bharat Sanders, an undergraduate student in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), has won a $6,000 Campus Life Scholarship, which recognizes and rewards students that have positively impacted the university community through leadership, scholarship, and service.
Sanders was honored for his work within the BME Learning Commons, particularly the mentorship program.

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