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Prof. Rhonda Franklin and Prof. Chris Pennell (Medical School) receive IEM Abbott Professorships in Innovative Education

Prof. Rhonda Franklin is an inaugural recipient of the IEM Abbott Professorships in Innovative Education awarded by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine. She shares the award with Prof. Chris Pennell of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.  The newly instituted Abbott Professorships will be awarded to the faculty co-directors of the IEM Inspire […]

Prof. Mehmet Akçakaya Receives 2 NIH Awards for Cardiac Imaging

Prof. Mehmet Akçakaya is the recipient of 2 grants from the National Institutes of Health: a Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Trailblazer Award. Both awards will support Mehmet’s research in improving accuracy, reducing risk, and increasing patient […]

Multidisciplinary Team Work on Development of Handheld COVID-19 Diagnostic Device

A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Prof. Jian-Ping Wang (Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Robert F Hartmann Chair) of ECE, and Prof. Maxim Cheeran of the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine have designed a handheld diagnostic device that is capable of detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. MagiCoil, as the device is currently […]

Prof. Steven Koester to Lead Minnesota Nano Center Starting Summer 2021

Prof. Steven Koester has been appointed the new director of the Minnesota Nano Center (MNC). The appointment will be effective July 1, 2021, and Prof. Koester will succeed Prof. Stephen Campbell, the current center director. Steve’s Training and Experience Steve brings to the position nearly 30 years of expertise in nanoscience and nanotechnology. His connection […]

Burhaneddin Yaman Receives Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship and the 2020 IEEE ISBI Best Paper Award

Doctoral candidate Burhaneddin Yaman was recently awarded the interdisciplinary doctoral fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. His research focuses on MRI reconstruction from sub-sampled data to improve patient care while also reducing scan time. Continuing on that trajectory of excellence, Burhan also recently received the best paper award at the 2020 ISBI for his research […]

Sandeep Avvaru Receives MnDrive Graduate Fellowship in Neuromodulation

Doctoral candidate Sandeep Avvaru has been awarded the MnDrive Graduate Fellowship in Neuromodulation. The fellowship recognizes and advances excellence in graduate training by providing financial support to outstanding doctoral students specializing in neuromodulation. Sandeep’s doctoral research focuses on the analysis and introduction of changes in neural activity to enhance cognitive control through deep brain stimulation […]

Doctoral Candidates Burhaneddin Yaman, Renata Saha, and Anushree Ramanath Receive Travel Grants

Graduate students Burhaneddin Yaman and Renata Saha are recipients of the IEM Walter Lang Barnes fellowship awarded by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). The fellowship has been instituted to provide graduate students at the University with financial support for travel to conferences for research presentations.  Doctoral candidate Burhaneddin (pictured right) will be traveling […]