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NEWS: HONORS AND AWARDS

Professor Olabisi Awarded an NSF CAREER Award
March 23, 2018
Professor Olabisi was awarded the NSF CAREER Award to support her research, education, and outreach efforts. The grant awards $500,000 and will support her work investigating the use of insulin-secreting cells and mesenchymal stem cells to accelerate wound healing.

Undergraduate wins NJ Space Grant Consortium Academic Year Fellowship
September 28, 2017
BME junior Zeiny Aubdoollah was awarded the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Academic Year Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $2,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the year to present their research.

Graduate Student Receives GAANN Fellowship
June 6, 2016
PhD candidate Corina White was selected as a predoctoral fellow in the Rutgers GAANN Program in Precision and Personalized Medicine. As a GAANN Fellow, Corina will be sponsored with a yearly stipend of $34,000 for the calendar year. The program also receives an institutional payment of $14,959 per fellow, which can also be used for student training activities, such as tuition and/or research purposes.

Graduate Student Receives Dean's Research Award
April 21, 2016
The Graduate School makes up to six Dean's Research awards each year to graduate students for excellence in research. This year, PhD candidate Ayesha Aijaz was awarded a Dean's Research Award for her research in wound healing.


Undergraduates win NJ Space Grant Consortium Summer Fellowship
April 21, 2016
BME seniors Kriti Gupta and Bryan Kwok were awarded the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $4,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the summer to present their research.

Undergraduate wins NJ Space Grant Consortium Academic Fellowship
September 30, 2015
BME senior Brooke McClarren was awarded the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Academic Year Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $4,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the summer to present their research.

Undergraduate wins NJ Space Grant Consortium Summer Fellowship
June 1, 2015
BME senior Brooke McClarren was awarded the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $4,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the summer to present their research.

Graduate Student wins SFB STAR award
April 18, 2015
BME graduate students Ayesha Aijaz, was awarded a Society of Biomaterials STAR award for her research at the 2015 SFB meeting. The Student Travel Achievement Recognitions (STARs) recognize research excellence and develop future leaders within our Society..

Graduate Student wins Schlumberger Fellowship
March 31, 2015
BME graduate student, Ayesha Aijaz, has been awarded a 1-year, Schlumberger Foundation "Faculty for the Future" Fellowship to pursue PhD studies on developing a cell-based therapy for chronic and acute wounds. The Schlumberger Foundation through this program supports women scientists from developing countries to strengthen the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions.

Undergraduate wins Douglass Summer Stipend
June 1, 2014
BME junior Brooke McClarren was awarded the Douglass Residential College STEM Summer Stipend Research Experience. The stipend awards $3,000 for students to continue research over the summer.

Undergraduate wins NJ Space Grant Consortium Summer Fellowship
April 25, 2014
BME senior Michael Medini was offered the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $4,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the summer to present their research. Michael has worked in the lab since 2012 to optimize hydrogel microspheres for bone tissue engineering, which is a NASA research priority since bone is resorbed in space.

Graduate Student Wins Best Poster Award at J&J 2014 Engineering Showcase
February 19, 2014
BME graduate student Corina White won "Best Graduate Student Poster" with her poster titled "Retinal Tissue Engineering Using Cell-Responsive Poly(ethylene) Glycol Hydrogel Scaffolds" at the J&J 2014 Engineering Showcase. This was at J&J Headquarters in New Brunswick on February 19th for Engineers Week. 8 students were chosen from Rutgers-SoE and only select posters were presented from Rutgers, Stevens Institute and NJIT.

Prof. Olabisi wins a 2013 Busch Biomedical Grant
July 15, 2013
Professor Olabisi has been awarded a $50K, 2 year grant from the Charles and Johanna Busch Memorial Fund to work with fellow BME faculty member Professor Joseph Freeman combining hydrogels and nanofibers for functional muscle scaffolds capable of contraction and muscle regeneration.

BME Juniors Awarded Fellowships
April 18, 2013
BME juniors Davina Perera and Michael Pellegrini were offered the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $4,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the summer to present their research. Davina has her pick of summer fellowships since she was also offered the Douglass Residential College STEM Summer Stipend Research Experience. Davina and Michael investigate bone tissue engineering, which is a NASA research priority since bone is resorbed in space.




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