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Integrated Cancer Research Center Developing New Weapons for War on Cancer

The war on cancer is 45 years old. And while there have been some significant advances since passage of the National Cancer Act in 1971, the conflict has spread out along many fronts. With the realization now that there are more than 200 types and subtypes of cancer, the battle plan has evolved from a one-size-fits-all strategy to a data-driven, more personalized approach, which means the army of researchers and clinicians devoted to fighting cancer also has evolved.

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Michelle LaPlaca Selected for Seed Grant Award After APDC Innovative Pediatric Medical Device Competition 

Six projects in all, designed to improve the healthcare options for children, emerged as the big winners in the annual competition, an opportunity for the scientific and business community (entrepreneurs, clinicians, scientists, businesses, academic researchers, graduate and undergraduate students) to develop and commercialize a pediatric medical device. The winners, which included Michelle LaPlaca, Petit Institute researcher and associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, were selected from 11 finalists who presented their projects in front of a review committee, the APDC Executive Board, and an audience of their peers.

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Yonggang Ke Selected to Receive
NSF CAREER Award

Yonggang Ke, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award which recognizes the highest level of excellence among early-stage researchers. The $500,000 NSF CAREER award will be allocated over a five year period.

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Biocuration Process Selected as Outstanding Neuroscience Laboratory Article

Cassie Mitchell, research engineer in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, and her coauthor’s published article, “Undergraduate Biocuration: Developing Tomorrow’s Researchers While Mining Today’s Data,” was picked by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience and editors of the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education as the Outstanding Article of 2015.

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BioE Students Alyssa Pybus and Troy Batugal Balance Military and Lab Commitments

Alyssa Pybus, pictured in the middle above, is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves and a first-year student in the BioEngineering Graduate Program headquartered at the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Pybus spent her childhood moving across country, across oceans, across the planet. “That’s life in a military family,” says Pybus, whose home school is the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. Pybus earned her undergraduate degree in bioengineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
 
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Q&A with C. Ross Ethier, Interim Chair

C. Ross Ethier stepped into his post as interim chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering on August 1. A month later the news broke that the Wallace H. Coulter Department, a joint department of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, was ranked No. 1 on U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings of the nation’s undergraduate biomedical engineering programs. Here's a short question and answer interview with Ethier a few months after assuming the interim Chair position.

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