News archive

July 2019

See Onward magazine's recent profile of Kimberly Beatty, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Heiser has been appointed Vice Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering! Dr. Heiser succeeds Dr. Joe Gray, Gordon Moore Endowed Chair and Director of the OCSSB. Thank you, Dr. Gray, for your four years of service as vice chair. Congratulations, Dr. Heiser!

BME graduate students Geoffrey Schau and Erik Burlingame competed in the InventOR Collegiate Challenge and won the $2,500 Impact Award for developing a new, less expensive way to detect cancer using artificial intelligence. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Omkar Thaware, the inaugural recipient of Biomedical Engineering’s first Clinical Co-Mentorship Fellowship award. The award supports graduate student training and facilitates collaboration with physician-scientists to perform impactful translational research.

June 2019

Congratulations to Summer Gibbs, Ph.D., awarded a new grant from Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, June 25, 2019 for BIP Drug Discovery: Near Infrared (NIR) Nerve-Specific Probes Enable Improved Surgical Outcomes.

Congratulations to Hong Ma, M.D., Ph.D., awarded the Basic Science Award for best poster presentation for her work entitled, Pathogenic mtDNA mutations are abundant in oocytes but eliminated during fetal development, at the 35th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

May 2019

Rohan Ahluwalia, Westview High School junior and AIMS Lab intern mentored by Peter Jacobs, Ph.D., won second place in biomedical engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, for his project, A Novel Optical Diagnostic Method for Non-Invasive Detection of Blood Glucose Using Reverse Iontophoresis Modulation and Personalized Neural Networks. Preceding this, Rohan's project won the local and regional science fairs. Congratulations Rohan!

Joe Gray, Ph.D., testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, at the invitation of Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, about the importance of international collaboration in scientific research. See OHSU Now article

Rebecca Williams has joined the BME support team as our new human resources coordinator.  Welcome, Rebecca! 

Erica Hankins Regalo has joined the BME support team as our new graduate program coordinator.  Welcome, Erica!

Congratulations to Erik Burlingame and Geoffrey Schau from the Chang Lab for moving on to the final round in the InventOR Collegiate Challenge! They’re one of 22 teams to move onto the finals with their product SHIFT, an artificial intelligence-powered technology for detecting cancer. Finals will be held June 28th at Portland State University. Good luck!

Congratulations to Owen McCarty, Ph.D., on a new grant, with Dr. Dr. Jonathan Lindner. The NIH Heart, Lung and Blood Institute award is for Molecular Imaging of Platelets and Oxidative Stress in Atherosclerosis.

Congratulations to Wassana Yantasee, Ph.D., on her new grant awarded from OHSU Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving for Development of new cancer vaccines for triple negative breast cancer.

Congratulations to Owen McCarty, Ph.D., on his grant award renewal. NIH Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, awarded an R01 for Characterization of Coagulation of Factor-platelet Interactions:  Role of FXI.

The OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association is now accepting applications for the 2019 Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award. To apply, email Find more info and flyer on the Alumni Association's awards page, Recognize Excellence.

April 2019
Congratulations to Peter Jacobs, PH.D., for his grant award from Jaeb Center for Health Research, for Exercise in Diabetes Initiative: The Effect of Exercise on Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes (Main Study).

Congratulations to Dr. Jenya Zilberman-Rudenko for receiving the 2019 Resko Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.

OHSU Research News: Dr. John Muschler awarded travel funds to showcase innovation in bladder cancer.

Chemical & Engineering News highlighted BME Drs. Summer Gibbs and Lei Wang with their creation of new-infrared fluorophores. Congratulations, Dr. Gibbs and Dr. Wang!

January 2019
Daniel Zuckerman, Ph.D., co-founds the open source, online only, Living Journal of Computational Molecular Science.
See coverage in the press.

Hem-onc fellow lauded for effort to protect cancer patients from PICC thrombosis.

Oregon Translational Chemical Biology Symposium to be held in KCRB on October 30th.

OHSU startup receives FDA Fast Track designation for new blood clot treatment.

New BME Publication - Patrick Jurney has paper published in Macromolecular Bioscience.

Kimberly Beatty on the list of first recipients of new UO-OHSU seed funding.

BME Spring Seminar - June 8 - Casey Greene, Ph.D.

Matt Hagen awarded Canadian Biomaterials Society Travel Award, his abstract entitled Growth restrictive micropatterning enhances potential endothelial colony forming cell performance on cardiovascular biomaterials by lowering immunogenicity.

OHSU BME Faculty receive AHA Institutional Undergrad Student Fellowship Award.

OHSU Innovators Recognized at TTBD.