Biomedical Tuesday

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Dean Boyan

Dean Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., Named
Rice University Distinguished Alumna


Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Chair and dean of the VCU School of Engineering, has received Rice University’s Distinguished Bioengineering Alumna Award for 2017. Boyan is a world-renowned researcher and entrepreneur in the development of implant technologies for bone and cartilage repair.

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Students at HealthHacks 2017

HealthHacks: Problem Solving and Prototyping


From a child-sized wheelchair to a medical records system that can be accessed without WiFi, students from multiple universities and disciplines came up with solutions to unmet needs at the second annual health care-themed hackathon. HealthHacks, held Nov. 4-5, 2017, focused on pediatric and global health issues.

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How Space Radiation Impacts Bone and Muscle Health


New research by Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Engineering Foundation Professor at the VCU School of Engineering, suggests space radiation may cause astronauts in outer space to lose additional bone, but not more muscle.

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Mashaba Rashid

Real-World Education at the Clinton Global Initiative University


Biomedical engineering undergraduate student Mashaba Rashid returned from the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at Northeastern University Oct. 13-15, 2017, inspired and energized to make a difference in the world.

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Alumni Feature: Christopher Dosier, Ph.D.


Christopher Dosier, Ph.D., (B.S. ’06), principal investigator at SpherIngenics Inc., which develops regenerative medicine applications, received two Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund awards. Dosier is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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