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2014
When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will discuss his traumatic brain injury research on Caucus: Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 5/24 (NJTV, 12 p.m.); 5/24 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 5/25 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.); 5/27 (NJTV, 5:30 a.m. and WHYY, 5:30 p.m.). >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
Each year, NJIT honors students who have worked to enhance campus life. This year, 11 students received 2014 Highlander Student Achievement Awards, which recognized their leadership roles on campus. >>
Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will present “Computer modeling methodology in the simulation of due to blasts and impact brain injuries” on March 25 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1403. >>
Listen to Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, discuss traumatic brain injuries on Caucus Up Close.  >>
2013
Basil Baltzis, Interim Dean of Newark College of Engineering, was recognized today by the NJIT Committee on Women's Leadership (CWL) for his commitment to the aspirations and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, of West Orange, a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) at a formal banquet on Oct. 17, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hoboken.  >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently sponsored a seminar by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group.  In addition to discussing the materials science, engineering and technology of testing the mechanical properties of biomaterials, BOSE representatives also discussed internships and job opportunities at BOSE locations throughout the world.  >>
The Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering are sponsoring lectures by Bose ElectroForce Systems Group on Oct. 16 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was awarded yesterday to Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, professor in the department of biomedical engineering, in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that has enhanced the reputation of NJIT. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on September 12, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Think Big – Think small” and feature leaders in various fields addressing a range of topics on how to take ideas and put them into action.  >>
Congratulations to Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell, a recent winner of Manufacturing Engineering magazine's inaugural 30 Under 30 recognition program for excellence in manufacturing and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
A hemostatic wound dressing, known as ChitO2-Clot, developed by a team of NCE biomedical engineering students took honorable mention for promising technological innovation in the recent 2013 BMEidea Competition.  >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos recently gave one of the four courses at a conference on solid-state sensors, actuators and microsystems.  >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.  Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of “Adverse Drug Effect Detection,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013). >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
Watch Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor of biomedical engineering, on “The Edge in Knowledge:  Part II” on Caucus:  New Jersey this weekend.  Arinzeh will be part of a panel discussing the latest advances in biomedical research within New Jersey and among collaborating institutions within the state.  >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
NJIT will host a Biomedical Engineering Showcase with BS, MS, PhD and Capstone students on March 14 from 9:30-2:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall 6th Floor.  The showcase will feature projects and research via mini poster presentations and guided lab tours and is an opportunity to interact one-on-one with selected students and their faculty advisors as they research and discover new advances in Biomedical Engineering.  >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently nominated 2013 Emerald Honoree in the category of Educational Leadership.  The 2013 Emerald Honorees are distinguished innovators making a difference in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
A team of NCE biomedical engineering undergraduates lead by George Ulsh and Dung Le, both of Mullica Hill, recently received the “People's Choice” award at a poster session and pitch competition sponsored by the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network at Princeton University.   >>
Joe Tien, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, will present a talk entitled, “Physical principles that govern vascularization of scaffolds” on Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central King Building (CKB) Room 204.  >>
The research of Dr. Cheul H. Cho, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Research Professor Dr. George Collins was recently published and featured on the Feb. 2013 cover of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, a leading journal in biomedical engineering.  >>
Sabine Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind & Behavior, Princeton University, will present a seminar entitled, "Neural basis of visual attention in the primate brain" on Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in CKB 204. >>
The NJIT Faculty Council Standing Committee on Research will host a Pre-award and Grantsmanship Seminar on Jan. 30, from 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall (Room 112).  The Office of Provost and Office of Research and Development are sponsors.  >>
2012
NJIT Distinguished Professor Robert M. Miura has been named a 2013 inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  This first class will honor 1119 scholars, representing more than 600 institutions.  Fellows have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics, according to the Society.  >>
Namas Chandra, Ph.D., P.E., Elmer Koch Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present “Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injuries: Experimental And Simulation Approaches” on Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in GITC 1400. >>
Raquel Perez-Castillejos, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, director of the Tissue Models Lab, chaired a session on “Biomedical Applications,” and presented a paper on “Portable, $5 Microfluidics Laboratory for Education and Outreach” at the 2012 Ibersensor International Conference.  >>
The North Jersey IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society will host “From Academia to Industry:  How Digital Image Analysis Plays a Pivotal Role in Biomedical Engineering,” by Dr. Brian D'Alessandro, image analysis scientist with Canfield Scientific and NJIT alumnus.  >>
Bharat Biswal, PhD, an internationally renowned researcher recognized for mapping the brain's activity, will join NJIT's Newark College of Engineering this fall as a full professor and chair of the NJIT Department of Biomedical Engineering.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Michael Jaffe, an expert in materials science and high performance polymers, has been selected to be a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  >>
NJIT research professor Mike Jaffe has been selected as a member of the 2012 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.  The 2012 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 1:30pm-4:30pm.  >>
Undergraduate students from the NJIT Ronald E. McNair Program, Provost Research Program, Biomedical Engineering REU Program, Heritage Institute of Technology, BRCM College of Engineering and Technology (BRCM CET), SKP Engineering College (SKPEC), SRM University, (MSIT) Programs from India and graduate students from the NJIT/Beijing, China Engineering Management (MSEM) Program will present their summer research projects undertaken under the guidance of NJIT faculty.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton will speak about hemophilia to physicians on May 16, 2012 in Princeton at the Nassau Club at a special meeting of the Medical History Society of New Jersey.  >>
Jordan S. Miller, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania will discuss “Multiscale Vascularization of 3D Engineered Tissues” on April 5 at 11:00 a.m. in Fenster Hall, Rm. 190. >>
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Department of Biomedical Engineering funding for creating an REU site. >>
Sihong Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, The City University of New York, City College will discuss “Development of 3D Microfluidic Cell Arrays” on March 9, 10:30 a.m. in Central King Building 204.  >>
Richard Russo, president and CEO of Endomedix, Inc., will discuss "Starting Out in Medical Devices: A Long and Winding Road" on March 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central King Building Rm. 204.  >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Career Development Services will host the second annual Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Maxine Kwan, PhD, adjunct professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Designing the World's Best Badminton Racket" on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Central King Building Room 204.  >>
2011
Vivian K. Mushahwar, PhD, associate professor at the University of Alberta, will be the guest speaker at the Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series on Oct. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Central King Building Rm. 204. >>
A new wireless device to help victims of spinal cord injury is receiving attention in the research community.  >>
Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, director of Neuroscience Research at the Kessler Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar Series on Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Central King Building Room 204. >>
NJIT researchers Anthony East, Michael Jaffe, Yi Zhang and Luiz Catalani will number among more than 40 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies, universities and the U.S. Army to be honored Nov. 10, 2011 by the Research & Development (R&D) Council of New Jersey.  >>
Richard Foulds, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss "The Biomechanics of Ventriloquism" on Sept. 30, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Central King Building, Rm. 204. >>
Ronald Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS, chairman and surgeon-in-chief in the department of surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, will discuss "Biomedical Advances and Surgery:  Pushing the Envelope in the New Millennium How Minimal and Can Minimally Invasive Surgery Become?" on Sept. 23, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Central King Building, Rm. 204. >>
Steven W. Levison, PhD, co-director of the Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program, director of the Laboratory for Regenerative Neurobiology and professor at the New Jersey Medical School, will be the guest speaker at the Fall 2011 Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar Series on Sept. 16, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Central King Building, Rm. 204. >>
A specialist in neural tissue engineering, Bryan Pfister, of Newton, PA, an assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering in NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, has been selected to be promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. >>
Silvestro Micera of the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Institute of Automation, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, will discuss "Implantable Neural Prostheses To Restore Sensorimotor Functions in Disabled People" on July 26 at 11 a.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698. >>
Biomedical engineering students Angela Calderon, Bushra Hossain, Marieme Dembele, and Yamin Noor took third place in the Undergraduate Design Competition held at the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference in Farmington, PA. >>
NJIT Research Professor Mike Jaffe's recent book chapter about sugar-based chemicals is topping the American Chemical Society (ACS) book series' must-read list.  >>
Angela Calderon, Bushra Hossain, Marieme Dembele, and Yamin Noor, all students in NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Department, placed in the top 6 in the Undergraduate Design Competition held at the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference. >>
Medicine and technology are converging in patient care at a faster pace than most people realize.   >>
The Spring 2011 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available online. The issue's cover feature is “Finding the Right Cues,” which focuses on the tissue-engineering research of Associate Professor Treena Arinzeh and Assistant Professor Cheul Cho of the Biomedical Engineering Department.  >>
Set your television dial tonight to Fox 5 News at 10:30 p.m. to watch NJIT's Treena Arinzeh in an interview explain to the nation the future of adult stem cells and her research, in particular. >>
Larry Chickola, vice president and chief of Corporate Engineering at Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, will discuss “Roller Coasters, Bio-Dynamics, and Engineering Careers” on Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the Central King Building Rm. 204. >>
"Tissue Engineering: Scaffold, Bioreactor and Cell" will be the topic of a Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar by Eun Jung (Alice) Lee, PhD, of Yale University on Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall III.  >>
The Journal of the American Medical Association ("Medical News & Perspectives", Jan. 19, 2011) featured the research of NJIT Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with the Division of Career Services will host the Spring Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698.  >>
2010
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, was recently invited to participate in a press conference to present the results of his team's research to the media at the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience. >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, co-authored "Integrated Arm and Hand Training Using Adaptive Robotics and Virtual Reality Simulations," which won the Best Paper Award at the VIII International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies in Valparaiso, Chile.  >>
Darshan J. Desai, a lecturer in NJIT's Department of Biological Sciences, will discuss "The Role of E-Cadherin in the Regulation of Myelination in the Peripheral Nervous System" at a Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar on Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
Shelley Fried, PhD of the Department of Neurosurgery/ Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School and the Boston Retinal Implant Project, Boston VA Healthcare System, will discuss improved stimulation methods with neural prosthetics on Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, gave an invited lecture last week at the meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in Washington, DC. He participated in a panel of six experts from the US, Canada and Europe to share his views on future trends in pediatric rehabilitation. The topic of his presentation to a large audience of pediatricians and physical/occupational therapists was the use of technology (robotics and virtual reality) in rehabilitation of arm movement in children with cerebral palsy.  >>
Ian Lafond, a second-year PhD student in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. This $142,000 award will support Ian's dissertation research in the lab of Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich over the next four years. >>
Devendra Bajaj, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Orthopaedics at UMDNJ-NJMS, will discuss "Tooth: A Tough Natural Biocomposite" on Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Music has many virtues — including the potential to benefit individuals whose mobility is severely impaired by cerebral palsy and spinal injuries. In the first of NJIT's new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros and colleagues from the Deep Listening Institute will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. This software extends the expressive, holistic and therapeutic benefits of musical improvisation to both adults and children. >>
Two NJIT biomedical researchers have received the prestigious Coulter Foundation Translational Awards for promising patent applications that may some day extend peoples' lives.  >>
Cheul H. Cho, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at NJIT, will receive the 2010 Phase I Coulter Foundation Translational Research Award for his work on stem cell technology for the treatment of liver failure. Dr. Cho will present his project at the Foundation Annual Meeting on August 9 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a Career Awardee of the 2010 Coulter Foundation Translational Award for Biomedical Engineering. The award seeks to support biomedical research that is translational in nature, and to encourage and assist eligible biomedical engineering investigators to establish themselves in academic careers involving translational research.   >>
With July 4th around the bend, if you've ever feared a head injury from a roller coaster ride, it's time to stop worrying and enjoy your local amusement parks. Although a significant body of scientific research has long contended that the physics behind gravitational force isn't enough to cause problems, misconceptions have abounded anyway, said Bryan Pfister, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT. >>
From reviving student communities to co-inventing solar water systems, NJIT students aim to get out into the world and make life better for people. Some 11 students who shined the most when it comes to helping others recently were feted at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards.   >>
Helping stroke patients regain use of their hands and arms through innovative robotic and virtual reality-based video game therapies is the focal point of NJIT Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Adamovich is developing better ways to rehabilitate people who have lost control of their hands, fingers, shoulders and elbows.   >>
Nine students in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering participated in the 2010 New Jersey Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Student Poster Competition on April 26. They were: Ezinwa Elele, Stephanie Masotti, Sara Mina, Shilan Motamedvaziri, Miraat Patel, Fernando Rivas, Ramana Susarla, Yimin Wang, and Min Yang. Wang took first place with a poster entitled: "Toward a More Reliable USP Dissolution Testing Apparatus II" and also received the highest score among all the participants in this competition. Stephanie Masotti took second place with a poster entitled "Expanded and Simplified Method To Produce In Vitro Axon Stretch Injury." Wang and Masotti will compete in the National Student Poster Competition in November 2010 at the ISPE National Meeting in Orlando, Florida. >>
Mariya Tohfafarosh, of Hackensack, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Biomedical Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT. >>
U.S. Food and Drug Administration district staff recently spoke to a group of some 25 graduate students and professors in NJIT's Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (GBMES). The presentation centered on the history of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with an additional focus on the FDA's role in the regulation of medical devices. >>
Michael Jaffe, a research professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, has received a patent for a chemical derived from sugar. This new material is a derivative of isosorbide and may be able to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in a number of consumer products, including the lining of tin cans. >>
2009
All students (BS, MS and PhD) are invited to experience the spirit of innovation that drives biomedical engineering research in University Heights at NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Research Open House on Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. in Fenster Hall, 6th Floor. Tour NJIT BME laboratories and see the work first-hand, meet with NJIT BME faculty who are leading these research programs, and much more.  >>
Stem cell researcher Treena Livingston Arinzeh will discuss current stem cell applications at NJIT, including the regeneration of bone and cartilage for bone fracture and osteoarthritis treatments, spinal cord repair, and liver regeneration at NJIT's first Research Café.   >>
NJIT Biomedical Engineering Professor Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD will discuss "Stem Cells: Their Origins and Applications Being Explored at NJIT" at the opening session of The Research Café on Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining area on the third floor of the Campus Center. Refreshments will be served and also can be purchased in the Pub or other Campus Center locations. Contact Jay Kappraff at x3490. >>
Mesut Sahin, PhD, of Clifton, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, of Garwood, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Learning science has never been more rewarding for young girls than during the next few weeks at NJIT when FEMME, the 28-year-old, five-week, summer enrichment program, whirls to a fabulous finish. Hands-on, sophisticated projects guarantee to keep girls (ages 8-15) happy and learning. Among the lessons: building paper roller coasters to learn physics and tie-dyeing shirts to study chemistry.  >>
Gene Gurkoff, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California-Davis, will discuss "Post-Traumatic Neuronal Activity and Cell Death" at a Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar on March 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698. >>
Jelena Kovacevic, PhD, professor in the Biomedical Engineering and and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss "Problems in Biological Imaging: Opportunities for Signal Processing" on March 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Lecture 3. >>
More than 300 people and 30 companies are expected to attend the sixth annual biomedical engineering showcase and career fair on March 13, 2009 at NJIT. The annual event, to be held from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center, unites industry professionals and academics interested in the applied-life sciences.    >>
Jelena Kovacevic, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering and director of the Center for Bioimage Informatics at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss "Problems in Biological Imaging: Opportunities for Signal Processing" on Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
Michael Jaffe, PhD, Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry and director of the Medical Device Concept Laboratory at NJIT, will discuss the “Impact of Process and Physical Structure on the Performance of Polymeric Biomaterials” on Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
2008
Felicia Amaechi, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, and Karen Martinez, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, captured second place in the ExxonMobil Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl at the 2009 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Conference on Nov. 8 in Baltimore. The SME Bowl is a competition with a "College Bowl" atmosphere where student teams representing the 10 SWE regions compete to answer engineering, math and science questions. Felicia and Karen, who are both in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, were part of a five-member team that included fellow region members from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Each team member received a $75 cash prize and $1500 for the region. Felicia is president of NJIT's SWE section and a Murray Women's Center Ambassador. >>
"Tools of the Trade" is the topic of a Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar on Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. Dennis R. Filippone, MD, former chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and a surgical services consultant at Saint Barnabas Health Care System, will track the fundamental disciplines in medicine, namely diagnosis, treatment, and procedures from the simple to the complex with a focus on the urinary system.   >>
Beth Cheney, R&D Project Manager at Datascope Corp. will present an introduction to medical device product development and respective regulatory requirements on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.     >>
Thomas Felicetti, PhD, executive director of Beechwood Rehabilitative Services, Woods Services, will discuss “Red Flags in Brain Injury” at a Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar on Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering will host a seminar by Kathryn Uhrich, PhD, professor, associate chair and graduate program director and co-director of the Stem Cell IGERT at Rutgers University on Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. "Biodegradable Polymers from Bioactives" will be the topic. >>
Howard Scalzo, principal engineer at Ethicon, Inc. will discuss career opportunities for biomedical engineering majors at the Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series on Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. Scalzo will describe the research, development and launch of two products he has been involved with during his career. >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss "Dielectric Spectroscopy for Biological Applications" at the Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series on Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
Michael T. Bergen, a biomedical engineer at the Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory, VA New Jersey Health Care System and an adjunct professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss “The Development of An Ambulatory Recording System for Multi-Variable, Multi-Subject, Studies” on Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall III.       >>
NJIT's Vision and Neural Engineering Laboratory is seeking research subjects who have tried progressive lenses (bifocals without the line) and wear them regularly or dislike them and have not had LASIK surgery or any other types of eye surgery. Participants will receive $10 per hour of experimentation. The study will last 3-6 sessions; each session is approximately 1 hour and occurs on different days. We will work with your schedule. Contact: Tara Alvarez, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, e-mail: tara.l.alvarez@njit.edu; 973-596-5272.   >>
Tara L. Alvarez, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering and director of NJIT's Vision and Neural Engineering Laboratory, was one of 12 Outstanding Women of Science recognized at the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR) 2008 Red Carpet Gala held on May 1 at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ.  >>
A better understanding of brain injury, a way to rejuvenate dead nerve endings and a device allowing patients to monitor their glaucoma at home, number among this year's nine winners at NJIT's annual provost's student research day. >>
Robert Heary, MD, professor of neurosurgery and program director of the Neurosurgical Residency Training Program at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, will discuss "Spine Biomechanics and Spinal Cord Injury and Biomechanics Laboratories" on May 2 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
Albert Lossinsky, PhD, senior research scientist and head of the Laboratory of Cell Culture, Neuroanatomy and Experimental Neuropathology and adjunct professor of neuroscience at Seton Hall University, will discuss "Transendothelial Cell Transport of Proteins, Leukocytes and Pathogens in Blood-Brain Barrier Inflammation" on April 25 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Lecture Hall 3.     >>
Lisa Simone, PhD, assistant research professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will be the guest speaker at the NJIT Collegiate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual Networking Night and Awards Reception on April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Hall (Campus Center, 3rd Floor). RSVP by April 21 to Felicia Amaechi. >>
Patrick Snowhill, PhD, scientist, Product Development at Integra Life Sciences Corporation, will discuss “Integra LifeSciences: A Brief History of Medical Device Development” on April 18 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
Ralph Mitchell Siegel, PhD, an assistant professor in the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark, will discuss “There is No Spoon: The Misrepresentations of Association Cortex in Monkeys” on April 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
2007
Black Enterprise magazine has named Treena Livingston Arinzeh, 37, one of “40 under 40” to watch in 2008. Arinzeh, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has earned national recognition for her pioneering adult stem cell research to find ways to use biomaterials to re-engineer tissues. >>
Hamid Bagce will graduate on May 17, 2007 from NJIT at Continental Airlines Arena with a perfect 4.0 average and with one of the top honors from Newark College of Engineering. Last March, he was named best biomedical engineering student of the year. >>
Those seeking first-hand information and responses to questions about stem cell research are invited to attend the first regional Stem Cell Public Information Forum on May 22, 7-9 p.m. at the County College of Morris in Randolph. Donald Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development and Treena Arinzeh, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will participate in a panel discussion. Registration is free; seating is limited. Reserve seats by registering at www.stemcellhealing.org or e-mail info@stemcellhealing.org. >>
Liberty Science Center and NJIT have signed an agreement affirming their dedication to collaborating and cooperating in programs and initiatives that advance mutual missions and objectives that lead to improved teaching and learning, and that contribute to improved science and technology literacy. >>
Ever get stuck, not knowing how to fix a calculator or cell phone? Then check out a new book by Lisa Simone, PhD, an assistant professor at NJIT. If I Only Changed the Software, Why Is the Phone on Fire? (Elsevier, 2007) offers step-by-step, easy-to-understand information about how to debug small and large electronic products. >>
More than 300 people and 30 companies are expected to attend the Fourth Annual Biomedical Engineering Showcase and Career Fair on March 9 at NJIT. The event, to be held from 7:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center, unites industry professionals and academics interested in the applied-life sciences. >>
2006
Electrospinning: Process Modeling and Applications" is the topic of a discussion by Michael Jaffe, PhD, research professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
Benjamin J. Glasser, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemical and biochemical engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Segregation and Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Granular Shear Flows" on Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>

KUDOS-May 2006

May 01, 2006
NJIT Provost Named Honorary Member by ASCEPriscilla P. Nelson, PhD, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at NJIT, was elected an Honorary Member by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction. Honorary Members are those who have demonstrated achievement and contributed noteworthy services in any field of endeavor who have adhered to high standards of conduct, and whose efforts have benefited their communities, the nation and humanity. The Class of 2006 of 11 Honorary members will be inducted during the ASCE Annual Conference in October.Graduate Student Awarded a 2006 SPIE Educational Scholarship  Aysegul Ergin, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at NJIT, was awarded an  Educational Scholarship in Optical Science & Engineering by SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering. The Scholarship Committee selected Ergin for her potential long-range contribution to the field of optics and photonics. Student Places Third in First Annual Electronic Trading Olympiad Yanzhi Bai, a graduate student in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, placed sixth in the first annual Electronic Trading Olympiad sponsored by the Interactive Brokers Group (IBG). IBG created the Olympiad to highlight the growing need for engineers and computer science professionals in the financial services industry.   >>
Michael Jaffe, PhD, research professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, is scheduled to appear on a segment on alternate auto fuels tonight on Channel 9-UPN News at 10 p.m. >>
Six students at NJIT were cited for doing superior research projects that could one day lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. The students were honored during the Provost's Student Research Showcase, held April 12 at NJIT. >>
Students at NJIT work side by side with professors on the university's most prominent research projects—projects that could lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. During the Provost's Student Research Showcase on April 12, top students will illustrate that research with poster presentations, which will run from 1:15-3:45 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will be a featured speaker at the third annual New Jersey Biomedical Engineering Showcase on March 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Woodbridge Hilton. The event is co-hosted by NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering. >>
Robert Miura, PhD, professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering and acting chair of the mathematical sciences department at NJIT, will discuss "Solitons and the Inverse Scattering Method: An Historical View" on March 10, 11:35 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. Contact: John Bechtold. >>
Michael Jaffe, PhD, research professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss "The (Potential) Impact of Materials Science on Biology: Causality Versus Correlation" on Feb. 1, 2006, 11:30 a.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. Contact: Edward Dreizin, 973-596-3327. >>
Robert Miura, PhD, a professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering, was honored yesterday by his colleagues for receiving on Jan. 13 the Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution To Research In Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society. >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering who is one of the nation's leading stem cell researchers, has received two grants that will help her bring the promise of stem cell research a step closer to reality. >>
2005
Biomedical engineers at NJIT will use new technology to help children with cerebral palsy improve their movements, reduce stiffness in their joints and live fuller and more independent lives. “In a nation of technological riches, there is no better way for engineers to use their creative talents than to find new methods and devices that help children with cerebral palsy overcome their daily barriers,” said Richard Foulds, PhD, an associate professor in the biomedical engineering department. >>
Richard Foulds, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will speak on the topic "Let Your Fingers do the Talking: The Kinematics of Sign Language" on Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Rm. 224. Contact: Dr. Edward Dreizin, (973) 596-3327/5751, dreizin@njit.edu. >>
Biomedical engineering pioneer Ronald Rockland, PhD, associate dean and associate professor at NJIT, will receive an award from the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research. The award is dedicated to improving human and animal health through biomedical research. Rockland will accept the honor at the organization's research gala on Nov. 17. >>
William C. Van Buskirk, PhD, a distinguished professor at NJIT who helped pioneer the burgeoning field of biomedical reengineering, has been elected Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Van Buskirk was elected Fellow last week during the society's awards ceremony held in Baltimore, Md. >>
Rivka Stone, a senior at Albert Dorman Honors College, will graduate from NJIT on May 26 with a perfect cumulative grade-point average of 4.0. In the fall, Stone, 21, will start medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She was accepted, on full scholarship, into the university's accelerated MD/PhD program. A biomedical engineering major, she won an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from NJIT's biomedical engineering department. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is hosting the second annual New Jersey Biomedical Engineering Showcase and Career Fair – an annual event that unites industry professionals and academics interested in the applied-life sciences.The theme of the showcase, scheduled for March 11 in the NJIT Campus Center, is “Creating Connections – Enhancing the Synergies between Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology.” The showcase will feature prominent keynote speakers from academia and industry, a panel discussion as well as a display of research projects by students. >>
2004
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) whose research has proven the potential of adult stem cell research to help patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and related diseases, will receive an Outstanding Women in Research Award from The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR), Union. >>

KUDOS - November 2004

November 01, 2004
MSPTC Students Awarded Distance Learning Scholarships Michele Fields and Hilary Deblak, students in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication (MSPTC) program at NJIT, were awarded scholarships through the Go The Distance Scholarship Contest, the first merit-based scholarship exclusively for distance degree students. Michele and Hilary won two out of the three first-year graduate awards.  "This award recognizes the outstanding work of our distance learning students," said Nancy Walters Coppola, associate professor in the humanities department and director of the MSPTC program. "Our master's degree is one of the first completely online programs in technical communication and continues to attract exceptional students." Jackson Receives Minority Achievers Award Jesse Jackson, executive director of the Pre-College Consortium at NJIT, received the New Jersey Minority Achievers Award on November 18, 2004. NJIT Student Elected to National Executive Board of Phi Eta Sigma David Nare, president of NJIT's Phi Eta Sigma Chapter, was elected to the honor society's National Executive Board at its convention held last month in Savannah, Georgia. Nare, who is the first NJIT student to hold national office in Phi Eta Sigma, will serve as a board member for two years and help to develop the program for the honor society's next convention in 2006. NJIT Professor Cited by Congressman Menendez In recognition of her recent achivements, NJIT Assistant Professor Treena Livingston Arinzeh was cited by Congressman Robert Menendez, whose remarks were entered into the Congressional Record. "I applaud her for her exceptional achievements," he said. "New Jersey and our nation will greatly benefit from her groundbreaking work." New Jersey Stem Cell Researcher to Receive Research Award from Biomedical Group Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, whose research has proven the potential of adult stem cell research to help patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and related diseases, will receive an Outstanding Women in Research Award from The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR), Union. Read the press release. GSA Receives Award for International Student Support Program The Graduate Student Association at NJIT received an International Student Support Program Award from the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students. The award is given to graduate/professional student organizations with outstanding local or national programs. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, received the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers today during a ceremony at the White House. The Presidential Award is the highest national honor for young scientists and engineers. “I'm very proud to receive this prestigious presidential award,” Arinzeh said. “The award shows that my research in stem-cell based regeneration has great potential, and that it's essential to the scientific education of students, both in college and in high school.” >>
2003
Cynthia Camacho, of Belleville, a senior in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was recently named outstanding senior in the NCE department of biomedical engineering. >>
David Kristol, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), recently received the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Outstanding Advisor Award, given annually to a professor whose advising has had an immense and positive impact on students. >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), won the National Science Foundation's (NSF) most prestigious honor for outstanding young researchers. >>