Neuroengineering Students Receive Research Day Award and Honorable Mention
AWARD - Computation, Modeling & Simulation (Biological) - Undergraduate
Kevin J. Freedman – School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
A Novel Multi-Measurement Support Vector Machine Algorithm For Seizure Detection
HONORABLE MENTION - Computation, Modeling, & Simulation (Biological) - Graduate Alessandro Scaglione – School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Mutual Information Expansion for Studying the Role of Correlations in Population Codes
New Faculty Member: Robert F. Rogers, PhD
The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at Drexel University College of Medicine has a new faculty member, Dr. Robert F. Rogers. Dr. Rogers' interests are in sensory encoding/decoding, cardiovascular and respiratory control, information processing, and systems neuroscience.
New Research Initiatives
Completed combined fNIR/EEG analysis on 6 TBI patients. Results showing correlations between the signals and aspects of the fNIR signal independent from EEG are being written for an abstract for the Augmented Cognition Workshop.
The school of Biomedical Engineering, Neuroengineering Dept., since the beginning of their Major Research Initiative program 2 years ago has been been funded by about 20 grants, totaling an estimated $7 million. Some of the funded research includes:
Constructing Waxholm Space, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility, $75,000.
Development of an Implantable Construct for Synergistic Injury Treatment, Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, a competing renewal of $50,000, 1yr.
Simon Giszter, Jonathan Nissanov
NIH/NSF CRNS Grant entitled: Collaborative Research - Neural and mechanical bases of motor behavior, PI Simon Giszter, co-I's Jonathan Nissanov, Kissa Nishikawa, Northern Arizona University, Dinesh Pai, Dept. of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, $495,586, 3 yrs
Shriner’s Research Grant, Pilot Study, entitled: 'Neurorobotic Training for the Control of Functional Electrical Stimulation to Restore Locomotion', PI Karen Moxon, $75,000, 1 yr.
Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Assoc. Grant: Validation of Clinical Observation of Aberrant Movement Patterns in Patients with Mechanical Low Back Pain, Co-PIs: Scott Biely, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC;* Sheri P. Silfies, PT, PhD; Susan Smith, PT, PhD; $25,000; 6/2008-10/2009
NHLBI/NIH R33HL087379 Grant: Modeling of pathogenic breathing pattern dysregulation in cardiopulmonary disease, PI – Ilya A. Rybak; 555K, 3 years: 2008-2011.
USAMRMC Grant; UAV Operator Training and Workload Assessment for Safe Piloting, PI: Banu Onaral: Co-PIs: Scott Bunce, Kambiz Pourrezaei, Patricia Shewokis; $ 569,019; Duration: 18 Month (10/01/08 – 03/30/10)
In Silico Gene Mapping of the Spinal Cord, Neilsen Foundation, $250,000, 2yrs.