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October 30, 2013

Unraveling the genetic underpinning of disease

Dr. Michael Beer has received a five-year NIH grant to build a computational model to identify and predict regulatory elements in the human genome.

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October 21, 2013

Nitish Thakor and BME alumni spinoff, Vasoptic Medical, secure Phase II funding from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Commercialization of a low-cost and portable retinal imager that will permit early detection of diabetic retinopathy

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October 10, 2013

Jeff Siewerdsen and the I-STAR Lab win the 2013 Spine Technology Award

The LevelCheck algorithm aims to eliminate the incidence of wrong-level spine surgery while improving workflow.

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October 7, 2013

Rachel Karchin named William R. Brody Faculty Scholar

Leading-edge achievements in advancing computational methods to interpret genomic data for individualized medicine cited

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September 30, 2013

Natalia Trayanova is awarded the 2013 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for her project “virtual electrophysiology laboratory”

The award will provide up to $2.5 million over five years to support the development of a patient-specific heart modeling system.

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August 23, 2013

Virtual 3-D heart model guides defibrillator placement in children

Biomedical engineer, Natalia Trayanova, and pediatric cardiologist Jane Crosson, teamed up to develop a ‘virtual heart’ that precision-guides defibrillator placement in children with heart defects.

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August 14, 2013

Dr. Xiaofeng Jia awarded stem cell research funds from Maryland State

A $200,000 exploratory grant was awarded to Dr. Jia and collaborators for funding of research to advance the field of regenerative medicine.

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July 26, 2013

Jeffrey Siewerdsen elected to the AAPM Board of Directors

Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen has been elected to serve on the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Board of Directors effective January 1, 2014.

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July 15, 2013

Dr. Xiaofeng Jia awarded NIH RO1 Grant

The R01 research grant, which provides support for health-related research and development based on the NIH mission, will provide Dr. Jia $2 million in funds.

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July 8, 2013

BME’s Ratnanather and Tward to be honored with Farrington Daniels Award

BME assistant research professor Tilak Ratnanather and graduate student Daniel Tward will receive recognition by the AAPM for their contribution to research in radiation dosimetry.

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