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Case Biomaterials Faculty and Students Win Research Awards and Officer Elections at SFB 2014 in Denver

Case Biomaterials Faculty and Students Win Research Awards and Officer Elections at SFB 2014 in Denver

An excellent team of 10 students and 7 faculty from Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering attended the Society For Biomaterials (SFB) Annual Conference in Denver during April 16-19. This meeting is the nation’s largest and most prestigious annual meeting of biomaterials engineers and scientists.

The students presented on their research while the faculty networked with their colleagues, took part in SFB officer elections and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings. Two graduate students (Christopher Hernandez from Dr. Agata Exner’s lab and John Hermann from Dr. Jeff Capadona’s lab) as well as one undergraduate student (Victor Pan from Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta’s lab) received the prestigious STAR (Student Award for Outstanding Research) award, while graduate student Christa Modery-Pawlowski (also from Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta’s lab) received an honorable mention in the student awards.

Additionally a team of five students (Christa Modery-Pawlowski, Alexanedra Kolberg, Jack Edelbrock, Nicholas Schindler, and Thomas Cotey) competed in the Biomaterials Education Challenge, where they demonstrated a fun and effective module to teach 6-8th graders about the design of knee joints; this team won 2nd place in the Challenge competition and took home a $1500 cash prize. Among the faculty, Prof. Nicholas Ziats (Case School of Medicine and Case Biomedical Engineering) was officially inducted as the new president of the society.

Prof. Horst von Recum was elected as the Member-at-Large which makes him one of the five members of the Board of Directors as well as a member of the Executive Council for SFB. Prof. Anirban Sen Gupta is serving officially as the Program Chair for the Biomaterials Education SIG, while Prof. Steve Eppell is serving as the Chair of the Nanomaterials SIG for SFB. Altogether, the Biomaterials group at Case Biomedical Engineering continues have a strong presence nationally and internationally.

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CTSC/Coulter grant awarded to biomedical engineering, medicine faculty

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BME's Nicole Seiberlich Wins Diekhoff Award

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CWRU Faculty Named AIMBE Fellows

CWRU faculty members named AIMBE fellows


Akkus, Triolo, Basilion, Lu and Lavik with BME department chair and 2009 AIMBE fellow Robert Kirsch (third from left)

Five Case Western Reserve University faculty members have been inducted into the 2014 class of the prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows.
This year’s inductees include Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, James Basilion, associate professor of biomedical engineering, Erin Lavik, the Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Zheng-Rong Lu, the M. Frank and Margaret Domiter Rudy Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Ronald Triolo, professor of orthopaedics and biomedical engineering.

The AIMBE College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country, and fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research and innovation.









In Memoriam

Roger Marchant, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, passed away on January 31, 2014. Roger was a valued colleague, a world renowned scientist, an outstanding mentor to 27 PhD students and more than 50 undergraduate students, and a skilled and popular teacher. He filled numerous leadership roles at Case and on the national scene across his career, and the excellent biomaterials program in BME resulted in no small part from his guidance and efforts over many years. Roger will be sorely missed.

Roger's obituary is below, including  a link to a site where you can write in a guestbook and find directions to the services. Roger's family has asked that any donations be made to a fund that will establish a lectureship in biomaterials in his memory - information regarding this is included in his obituary.




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