Honors & News
March 30, 2015
Diane Dalecki Elected Vice Chair AIUM Bioeffects Committee
Diane Dalecki (BME) has been elected Vice Chair of the Bioeffects Committee of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Professor Dalecki is a Fellow of the AIUM, and Director of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU). The Bioeffects Committee provides information and guidance to the AIUM on matters relating to the biological effects and safety of ultrasound. In addition to the 14 elected AIUM members, the committee includes select resource members from federal agencies and external organizations. Following completion of a 2-year term as Vice Chair, Professor Dalecki will become Chair of the Bioeffects Committee. Professor Dalecki served previously as Chair of the Bioeffects Committee from 2001-2003. The AIUM is a multidisciplinary association of more than 9000 physicians, scientists, engineers, and clinicians dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine.
March 30, 2015
Emma Grygotis Wins Outstanding Presentation Award
Emma Grygotis receiving her Outstanding Presentation Award at the 2015 Therapeutic Ultrasound Winter School. Shown (Left to right) are conference organizers Gail ter Haar and Vera Khokhlova, and Emma Grygotis.
Emma Grygotis was the recipient of an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the 2015 Therapeutic Ultrasound Winter School held in Les Houches, France at the École de Physique des Houches. At this forum, held in the French Alps on March 8-13, 2015, a group of twenty professors and fifty students gathered from around the world to discuss a range of topics in the rapidly expanding field of therapeutic ultrasound. Emma presented an overview of her studies focused on developing ultrasound technologies to fabricate bioactive collagen hydrogels for wound repair.
Attendees of the 2015 Therapeutic Ultrasound Winter School in the French Alps in Les Houches, France.
Emma is a second year graduate student in Pharmacology and Physiology working with Professor Denise Hocking (Pharmacology and Physiology, BME) and Professor Diane Dalecki (BME) on a joint collaboration to develop ultrasound technologies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Emma is currently a pre-doctoral fellow in the HHMI Med-into-Grad program, and also a student member of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU). Recent BME alumna Karla Mercado, Ph.D. was also a participant at the 2015 Therapeutic Ultrasound Winter School.
March 25, 2015
BME Senior Design Team Focuses on Ultrasound Project
BME seniors help real-life customers solve biomedical engineering problems through the two-semester Senior Design course taught by RCBU member Amy Lerner and Scott Seidman. In the 2014-2015 academic year, one team of BME seniors is embarking on a project to develop an ultrasound-based technique to detect dentinal cracks in teeth. The team will focus on detection of cracks in mandibular molars, as these are the teeth that exhibit cracks often. The senior design team consists of BME students Alexa Kuenstler, Jonathan Macoskey, Jacob Hyatt, Tek Gautum, and Jenny Won. Long-standing RCBU member Robert Lerner, MD who serves as the customer for this project brought the problem to the team. Diane Dalecki, Ph.D. is the senior design team supervisor for this project.
- Noninvasive Quantitative Imaging of Collagen Microstructure in Three-Dimensional Hydrogels Using High-Frequency Ultrasound. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. In press. (2015 Mar 12).
- Ultrasound Technologies for Biomaterials Fabrication and Imaging. Ann Biomed Eng. 43, 747-761. (2015 Mar 01).
- Estimating cell concentration in three-dimensional engineered tissues using high frequency quantitative ultrasound. Ann Biomed Eng. 42, 1292-304. (2014 Jun 01).