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Chris Lam (second from left, back row) with the medical staff at Family Health Ministries at the Blanchard Clinic in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, one of his clinical collaborator sites.

October 18, 2017

Chris Lam Brings Engineering Expertise to Global Health

The BME PhD student and DGHI doctoral scholar has a passion for engineering medical devices to influence global health outcomes

October 01, 2007

Annual Fitzpatrick Meeting to Highlight ‘Science and Technology for a Purpose’

The seventh annual meeting of Duke's Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, which will be held at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering on Oct. 11 and 12, will highlight "Photonics in the Translational Era: Science and Technology for a Purpose." Photonics is the science and technology of light and its [...]

October 01, 2007

In New Position, Lawrence Boyd to Boost Student Entrepreneurship at Duke

Three days after completing his doctoral work in biomedical engineering, Lawrence Boyd got started in a completely new role, as associate director of Duke's Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization (CERC). The position was created with funding support from several departments and [...]

October 01, 2007

Duke's Smart Home – Finally A Reality

After almost five years of plans, dreams, fundraising and ultimately construction, Duke’s new smart home will be finished in November. Ten Pratt engineers and Trinity students anticipate moving into the Home Depot Smart Home in January -- prepared to become Duke’s newest ambassadors of E-Living. [...]

October 01, 2007

Pratt Pair Wins YouTube Contest

Two seniors in the Pratt School of Engineering have won the Duke University prize in a national YouTube video competition. Laura Moore (BME '08) and Lisa Richards (BME '08) produced a three-minute film about a research project that is using specially filtered light to improve breast cancer [...]

October 01, 2007

David Fitzpatrick Named to Lead Neuroscience Institute at Duke

David Fitzpatrick, a professor of neurobiology at Duke University, has been named the first director of the new interdisciplinary Institute for Brain, Mind, Genes, and Behavior, Provost Peter Lange announced Monday. The institute, an outgrowth of the university’s latest strategic plan, is being [...]

September 01, 2007

Nusz Wins Best Poster Award

Greg Nusz, a graduate student in the lab of BME Professor Ashutosh Chilkoti, won the best poster award at the European Science Foundation Symposium on Biological Surfaces and Interfaces held July 1-6 at Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain. His poster was titled "Label-free Plasmonic Detection of [...]

September 01, 2007

Klinger wins Nanoscience Ethics Essay contest

Rebecca Klinger, a BME Ph.D. student working under the direction of Nenad Bursac, has taken the first place, $1,000 prize in the Nanoscience Ethics Essay contest sponsored by the Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Material Systems. As an emerging technology, nanoscience presents a [...]

September 01, 2007

Liang wins Poster Award

Yun Liang, a Ph.D. student in Morton Friedman’s lab, won first prize in the Biofluids and Imaging category in the Ph.D. student paper competition for her poster, "Coronary Artery Wall Strain Estimation from Clinical IVUS Images."

September 01, 2007

Back to School and Time to Think about Next Summer

In the midst of settling back into campus life and a new course schedule, it's already time to start thinking about next summer's internship or full-time job, says Kirsten Shaw, assistant director of Corporate and Industry Relations at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. The good news is that there [...]

August 30, 2007

New Insights into Common Knee Injuries

The sort of swelling that occurs when a joint is damaged by injury or degeneration is normally essential to the healing process, but when it comes to the knee, that inflammation can actually interfere with healing. These findings in experiments with pigs may lead to treatments for injuries or [...]

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