Honors & News
July 26, 2013
RCBU Students Present at Kearns Research Symposium
Undergraduate students, Jacob VanderBurgh (BME) and Vincent Sayseng (BME), presented at the David T. Kearns Center Research Symposium on July 26, 2013. Both Jacob and Vincent are Xerox Undergraduate Research Fellows working in RCBU faculty laboratories. They each presented scientific posters of their summer research projects. Jacob, mentored by Professor Diane Dalecki and Professor Denise Hocking, presented his poster titled
Development of a protocol to assess cell migration in hydrogels exposed to ultrasound standing wave fields.Vincent is working with Professor Stephen McAleavey and he presented his poster titled
Simulation of refraction artifacts in shear wave estimation with curvilinear transducers.Both Vincent and Jacob will continue their research programs through the upcoming academic year as part of the Xerox Research Fellowship program.
May 6, 2013
Kelley Garvin receives Outstanding Dissertation Award
Kelley Garvin is the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award for Engineering. Kelley completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in December 2012 and her thesis is titled
Ultrasound Technologies for the Spatial Patterning of Cells and Extracellular Matrix Proteins and the Vascularization of Engineered Tissue.Kelley's Ph.D. research has exciting potential to provide new, noninvasive ultrasound-based fabrication processes that significantly advance the level of complexity of three-dimensional engineered tissues.
Her dissertation research resulted in two filed patent applications, numerous peer-reviewed publications, and many presentations at scientific meetings. Kelley has already received national recognition for her work. For two years in a row (2010, 2011), Kelley was awarded First Place in the Best Student Paper Competition at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Kelley's Ph.D. research was co-mentored by Professor Diane Dalecki and Professor Denise C. Hocking. Kelley was also an active student member of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU). As Wendi Heinzelman, Dean of Graduate Studies for Arts, Sciences and Engineering wrote in her notification letter:
This award is testament to your exceptional work as a graduate student at the University of Rochester. We are proud of all your accomplishments.Congratulations, Kelley !
May 1, 2013
Karla Mercado recipient of Best Poster Award
Karla Mercado was the recipient of a Best Poster Award at the 2013 UR Graduate Research Symposium. Karla is a Ph.D. student in BME and is supervised by Professor Diane Dalecki. Karla is also a student member of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound and organizes the Ultrasound Journal Club.
April 30, 2013
Jacob VanderBurgh Awarded UR/Xerox Undergraduate Research Fellowship
BME Undergraduate student Jacob VanderBurgh was awarded a UR/Xerox Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Jacob will be working in the laboratory of Professor Diane Dalecki (BME, RCBU) on research focused on developing ultrasound technologies for cell and tissue engineering applications. The UR/Xerox Fellowship Program is a highly competitive program that provides engineering students with research experience. The program begins during the summer preceding the senior year, and continues as an independent research course in the fall and spring semesters of the senior year.
March 1, 2013
Diane Dalecki Inducted as Fellow of AIMBE
Professor Diane Dalecki (Biomedical Engineering, RCBU) was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Professor Dalecki was recognized for
The national and international leadership in the study of the biological effects of ultrasound and establishment of standards for ultrasound applications.The Fellow Induction Ceremony was held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
- Estimating Cell Concentration in Three-Dimensional Engineered Tissues Using High Frequency Quantitative Ultrasound. Ann Biomed Eng. In press. (2014 Mar 14).
- Fibronectin matrix mimetics promote full-thickness wound repair in diabetic mice. Tissue Eng Part A. 19, 2517-26. (2013 Nov 01).
- Controlling collagen fiber microstructure in three-dimensional hydrogels using ultrasound. J Acoust Soc Am. 134, 1491-502. (2013 Aug 01).