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Virginia Tech students plunge into biomedical ‘shark tank’ at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

November 21st, 2017

Teams of students from engineering, business, and the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate program at Virginia Tech dove headlong into a biomedical “shark tank” at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) on Nov. 17, working together to turn great [...]

Grant puts research team on track to treat brain cancer

November 6th, 2017

Pictures of dogs and their smiling owners line a wall of John Robertson’s office in Kelly Hall. Each canine, from Spanky, the Boston terrier, to Lena, the miniature schnauzer, battled brain cancer and lived longer than expected, thanks to a clinical trial at the Virginia-Maryl[...]

Anti-frosting technology qualifies student team for Collegiate Inventors Competition finals

October 26th, 2017

Ice and frost may be picturesque hallmarks of winter, but they come with an expensive trade-off. Delayed flights, frost-laden car windshields, and power outages are inconveniences caused by ice that add up to billions of dollars lost for companies and consumers every year. A Virginia Te[...]

Study takes a unique approach to new generation of smart drug delivery carriers

October 26th, 2017

  Imagine a tiny capsule, smaller than the tip of a needle, that could be programmed to release medicine at a specific location in your body and is inexpensive, easy to make, and more effective than the traditional pharmaceuticals we know today. In addition, after delivering its med[...]

Stefan Duma named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society

September 29th, 2017

Stefan Duma, the Harry Wyatt Professor of Engineering and interim director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, has been named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, or BMES. Duma is the first BMES Fellow at Virginia Tech. The award recognizes society [...]

Andrew Kemper - Scholar of the Week

July 21st, 2017

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation recognizes Andrew Kemper, an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering and mechanics (BEAM) department and the Center for Injury Biomechanics, for his research into the biomechanics of human impact injury and the engineering o[...]

Raffaella De Vita and Alexander Leonessa receive Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence

June 13th, 2017

Raffaella De Vita, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Alexander Leonessa, associate professor of mechanical engineering; both in the College of Engineering, have received the university’s 2017 Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence. Full Story: https://vtnews.vt.[...]

Norma Guynn receives Staff Career Achievement Award

May 4th, 2017

Norma Guynn, a retired program support technician in the department of biomedical engineering and mechanics in the College of Engineering, has received the university’s 2017 Staff Career Achievement Award. Guynn retired from the university in 2016 after 33 years of servic[...]

Virginia Tech Professor Pamela VandeVord named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow

May 3rd, 2017

  Pamela VandeVord, the N. Waldo Harrison Professor and interim head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech, was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. VandeVord was selected fo[...]

Andrea Kuliasha receives honors college fellowship for cancer studies

April 25th, 2017

Andrea Kuliasha, a biological systems engineering major from Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been awarded the 2017 Patricia C. Perna Fellowship by the Virginia Tech Honors College. Kuliasha distinguished herself by working toward the development of a brain tumor testing environment in 3D hydrog[...]