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BME Ph.D. candidate Ram Rao is one of two recipients of the 2013 RPM Ventures Student Entrepreneur of the Year award! In 2010, Rao co-founded STIgma Free Diagnostics, a medical device company dedicated to developing a rapid at-home test for the detection of common sexually transmitted diseases. Ram is a member of BME Professor Jan Stegemann’s CMITE lab. Congratulations, Ram and keep up the great work!
Read more about the award and Ram here: http://bit.ly/Y8otjF
Two Biomedical Engineering graduate students were among the the 2013 recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School. Sakib Elahi and William Lloyd, both took home the 2013 Outstanding GSI award. Sakib has been the GSI for BME 231, 241, and 458 and Bill was GSI for BME 450, 499, and 241. Sakib and Bill are both members of BME Professor Mary-Ann Mycek’s Biomedical Optics Laser Laboratory. The awards ceremony that will honor these talented teachers will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheater with a public reception to follow.
BME Ph.D. students at U-M BME have secured three new distinctions for 2012. Congratulations, Kelly, Aftin, and Shani, and keep up the great work!
Kelly Carnahan, BME Ph.D. Student working with Professor Jan Stegemann in the Cell-Matrix Interactions & Tissue Engineering (CMITE) Lab, won a 2012 NSF Fellowship as part of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
Aftin Ross, BME Ph.D. Student working with Professor Joerg Lahann, was selected as a scholar for the Whitaker Scholars Fellowship Program and will complete a 1 year postdoctoral appointment at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Shani Ross, BME Ph.D. Student working with Professor J. Wayne Aldrige from the Department of Psychology, won the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award sponsored by the University of Michigan – Rackham Graduate School. This award honors GSIs who have exceptional ability and creativity as teachers, exhibit continuous growth as a teacher, offer outstanding mentorship to their students, and show growth as scholars in the course of their graduate programs.
Ram Rao was recently selected to be a Fellow on the Frankel Commercialization Fund at the Ross School of Business. Ram is part of Professor Jan Stegemann’s Cell Matrix Interactions & Tissue Engineering (CMITE) Lab. “The Frankel Commercialization Fund (FCF) is a pre-seed investment fund established to identify and accelerate the commercialization of ideas generated within the University community and the surrounding area.”
Adrienne Alimasa, BME MS student working with Professor Ken Kozloff, received a Rackham Centennial Spring Summer Fellowship. Students will receive a stipend of $6,000 to work on research, scholarly, or creative projects in collaboration with faculty mentors during the Spring/Summer 2012 term to advance progress towards the degree and their future impact as “Michigan Graduate Students in the World.”
Three outstanding BME program Ph.D students have been selected to receive a 2012 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for the year 2012-2013. Ariel Hecht working in Professor Raoul Kopelman’s Lab, Aftin Ross with Prof. Joerg Lahann’s group, and Erik Yusko working with Professor Michael Mayer’s Biomembrane Lab all received the 2012 fellowship. The award will consist of a stipend and tuition coverage for 3 terms. To honor the award recipients there will be a reception in early April. Congratulations to all 3 BME students for being selected to receive this competitive award.
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