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Hollister and Green use 3-D splint to save another life

U-M BME Professor Scott Hollister and U-M Mott Dr. Glenn Green have done it again by teaming up to design and implant a 3-D printed tracheal splint, saving another child’s life. Garrett Peterson, only 18 months old, out of Layton, Utah, underwent an emergency surgery that would install two pieces of flexible tubing around his trachea to keep the airways open as he grows and develops. Eventually they will dissolve as Garrett’s own windpipe becomes stronger. Hollister and Green had to seek an emergency waiver from the FDA to perform the surgery. NPR has done a story on their website and “Morning Edition,” titled “Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe“ with more information on this amazing accomplishment.

Image by: Nicole Haley/University of Michigan Health System

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Sept Article Named Paper of the Year

An article that BME Associate Professor David Sept authored with Ron Bose and other collaborators from Washington University in St. Louis was selected as a 2013 paper of the year in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.  It won in the signal transduction category for providing the first structural characterization of HER2-HER3 heterodimers used in cancer therapy. The paper is titled Carboxyl Group Footprinting Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics Identify Key Interactions in the HER2-HER3 Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Interface. It can be accessed at www.jbc.org/site/bestoftheyear/.

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2013 Engineering Graduate Symposium Award Recipients


Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Award
David Lai, BME PhD student working with Shuichi Takayama

BME: Biomedical Engineering Poster Award – 2nd place

Sriram Vaidyanathan, BME PhD student working with Mark Banaszak Holl

CHEB: Nanotechnology & Microfabricated Systems Poster Award- 2nd place

Joong Hwan Bahng, BME PhD student working with Nicholas Kotov

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