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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 […]

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 […]

Alumnus Mark Lauby Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering

University of Minnesota Twin Cities alumnus and ECE graduate Mark Lauby has been elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), class of 2020 “[f]or the development and application of techniques for electric grid reliability analysis.” He will be joining the ranks of over 2500 professionals who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, […]

Omer Demirel Awarded American Heart Association’s pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Doctoral student Omer Demirel was recently awarded the American Heart Association’s pre-doctoral fellowship for his research titled “Rapid High Resolution Whole Heart Perfusion MRI for Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease.” The fellowship starts at the beginning of 2020 for an amount of $31,000. It is a competitive national award, and applicants are required to submit […]

Prof. Georgios B. Giannakis Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair Professor Georgios B. Giannakis has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction conferred solely on academic inventors. The 2019 class of Fellows has 168 prolific academic inventors from across the world. The Fellows Program calls attention to academic inventors […]