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Biomedical Engineering Team Wins
Georgia Tech's InVenture Prize!

CauteryGuard wins the InVenture Prize! A safer medical device used to remove unwanted tissue and to stop bleeding won Georgia Tech’s 2017 InVenture Prize. The four biomedical engineering students behind CauteryGuard redesigned an electrocautery device by adding a retractable tip. This change prevents the risk of burns many doctors and patients face from the device’s exposed tip. It also eliminates the chance of fires in operating rooms because an exposed tip could come into contact with flammable materials.

The team won $20,000 plus a free patent filing and a spot in Flashpoint, a Georgia Tech accelerator. They also won the $5,000 People’s Choice Award, which went to the fans’ favorite invention.

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Biomedical Engineering Ranked No. 3 in
U.S. News Graduate Rankings

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory is ranked No. 3 (tied with Stanford and UC San Diego) in U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of the nation’s top graduate biomedical engineering programs. The department is a partnership between Emory University’s School of Medicine and Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering. 

“Our continued recruitment of the world’s best scholars has amplified the special synergy between Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering and the Emory School of Medicine,” said C. Ross Ethier, interim chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. “Our cutting-edge biomedical research, world-class infrastructure, and innovative programs attract the brightest graduate students from around the world.”

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Scott Hollister Appointed Patsy and Alan Dorris Chair in Pediatric Technology

Scott Hollister, a professor of biomedical engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, is doing pioneering research in the development and translation of 3D printing for biomedical applications such as customized biomaterial scaffolds and regenerative medicine strategies for a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, craniofacial, spinal, and orthopedic problems. He has helped save the lives of newborn babies born with collapsed airways by engineering 3D-printed, personalized tracheal splints.

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Wilbur Lam Earns Tenure

A faculty researcher with Coulter Department and the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Wilbur Lam is a bioengineer and pediatrician whose vertically-integrated lab spans across two campuses. And now, Lam has real staying power -- he was promoted recently to associate professor with tenure in his base of operations, the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.

“He exemplifies the ethos and culture of the department,” notes Ross Ethier, interim chair of the Coulter Department. “His lab takes an approach that goes all the way from the basement to the bench to the bedside.”

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Master of Biomedical Innovation and Development hosts the Best and the Brightest at Recruitment Event

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Master of Biomedical Innovation and Development (MBID) program held its annual recruitment event (March 13-14) for its fifth cohort, hosting a throng of prospective students who came from all across the country. For one prospect, it was a particularly long journey, even though he didn’t have to travel very far to get here.

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Annual Gathering of Researchers at Hilton Head Begins Third Decade with Heavy Focus on Immunology

The Regenerative Medicine Workshop at Hilton Head began its third decade with a long and diverse lineup of researchers who presented their latest work on a spacious range of topics, from DNA barcoded technology to strategies to reverse tissue degeneration in rotator cuff injuries.
In other words, the usual dizzying array of up-to-the-minute research from some of the world’s leading scientists and engineers.

But if there was a topical theme to last week’s 21st annual workshop (March 1-4), it was immunology.

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Four BME Students Named University Innovation Fellows

Four biomedical engineering students are new members of the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program, which trains and encourages students to be better leaders and bring new opportunities, creativity, and entrepreneurship to their campuses.
 
Julie Leonard-Duke, Monali Shah, Fang Shi, and Jason Weis are now a part of this global initiative. Run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, the UIF program “empowers students to become agents of change at their schools,” according to a press release. The general goal of the Georgia Tech Fellows is to analyze the environment on campus and search for the ways to educate their peers about creativity, design, and innovation. 

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