May 2012

 

Dr. Banu Onaral, H. H. Sun Professor and director of BIOMED, organized a trip to Turkey for a Drexel delegation that Drexel University President John Fry led through a five-day tour of Turkey’s epicenters for research and technological innovation. The delegation was made up of University administrators, faculty from Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Engineering, and representatives from Duke University and The Johns Hopkins University and industry partners. The Innovation Partnership Forum Delegation spent time at some of the nation’s top universities, visited innovative “technoparks” and participated in a national biomedical engineering summit. The trip was designed to give delegates an opportunity to meet leaders of the “regional innovation movements” in the cities of Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir and share best practices in converting academic research into social good and economic value.

Drs. Peter A. Lewin, Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor in BIOMED and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Director, Biomedical Ultrasound Research and Education Center (PI), Elisabeth Papazoglou, associate professor in BIOMED (Co-PI), and Steven Wrenn, associate professor in CoE (Co-PI), received a 3-year $334K NSF grant for the project “Ultrasound Mediated Transdermal Delivery of Liposomes.”

Dr. Peter A. Lewin, Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor in BIOMED and ECE, Director, Biomedical Ultrasound Research and Education Center, and Dr. Michael Weingarten (CoM), obtained an additional year of National Institute of Health (NIH) funding for the project “Acousto-Optic Theragnostic Approach to Chronic Wound Management.”

Dr. Peter A. Lewin, Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor in BIOMED and ECE, Director, Biomedical Ultrasound Research and Education Center, was inducted as a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of medical and biological engineering.

Dr. Hasan Ayaz, assistant research professor in BIOMED (PI), together with the support of senior team members Dr. Patricia Shewokis, professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and Dr. Banu Onaral, H. H. Sun Professor in BIOMED, were awarded an initial installment $60K research gift from Intel Corporation for the project “A Feasibility Study for the Assessment of Cognitive Workload and Speech Perception Using Optical Brain Monitoring.”

Dr. Donald McEachron, research professor and associate director in BIOMED (PI), and team members Gloria Donnelly (CoNHP) and Gena Ellis (CoMAD), presented their Coulter project on redesigning the environment for the elderly through the creative use of light and color to improve circadian function, at the Health in Place Board of Directors meeting in Philadelphia.

Drs. Ken Barbee, associate professor (PI); Elisabeth Papazoglou, associate professor; Karen Moxon, associate professor; Adrian Shieh, assistant professor; Fred Allen, associate teaching professor and associate director for undergraduate studies; and Peter Lelkes, visiting research professor and distinguished Calhoun scholar (all in BIOMED), were awarded a 5-year $200K NIH grant for the project, “Streamlining Path to Success for Design of Life Saving Devices.”