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Hunt Wins National Continuing Educator Award

Mizzou Engineering Associate Prof. and E-Learning Strategic Initiatives Fellow Heather Hunt in the Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering has won the 2020 Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award from the University Professional & Continuing Educator Association (UPCEA).

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In Search of a Better Cancer Treatment

Bret Ulery, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering, recently received $298, 013 (per year for two years) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore “aptamer-modified POSH inhibitor micelles as a novel leukemia treatment modality;” in other words, find safer, more efficient treatment systems for ALL.

Zheng Yan

Wearable AC

One day, soldiers could cool down on the military battlefield — preventing heat stroke or exhaustion — by using “wearable air conditioning,” an on-skin device designed by engineers at the University of Missouri. The device includes numerous human health care applications such as the ability to monitor blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and the level of skin hydration.

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Research has Implications for Aging, Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Similar to muscles, bones add mass when they are mechanically loaded via physical activity but will lose mass if immobilized or when a person spends time at low or zero gravity, such as an astronaut. New research from Mizzou Engineers finds that similar processes occur with cartilage.

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MU Awards $260,000 to Accelerate Biomedical Discoveries from Lab to Market

The University of Missouri’s Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program awarded four grants totaling $260,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research to commercial investment and direct patient care. The grants were announced at an awards ceremony on Nov. 5 at the MU School of Medicine.

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MU Engineering/School of Medicine researcher receives $3.7 million federal grant

With a $3.7 million federal grant, MU is taking the first step in an effort to produce a more effective immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients. This grant is part of the National Institutes of Health “Cancer MoonShot Initiative” whose goal is to make a decade’s worth of cancer research progress within five years, according to the NIH website.

Sheila Grant poses in front of some foliage.

MU receives nearly $4 million from National Institutes of Health to commercialize biomedical discoveries

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Missouri-Columbia nearly $4 million to direct a consortium of Midwestern universities that will collaborate to turn biomedical discoveries into marketable products.

Janae Bradley holding the Dr. Donald M. Suggs Dissertation Support Fellowship plaque.

Mizzou Engineering’s Bradley earns esteemed graduate fellowship

Fifth-year Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering doctoral candidate Janae Bradley recently earned the 2019 Dr. Donald M. Suggs Dissertation Support Fellowship.

Karl Hammond writes on a blackboard.

BBCE’s Hammond lands distinguished Department of Energy award

Only 73 scientists nationwide — 46 at universities and 27 at national laboratories — received awards in September from the Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program, which is “designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.”

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Mizzou Engineering’s Kannan earns major award from UM System

Recently, the UM System announced the winners of its 2019 President’s Awards, which are given by President Mun Choi in recognition of faculty who have done exceptional work to advance the mission of the System. Mizzou Associate Professor of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering Raghuraman Kannan was one of 12 awardees, earning the President’s Award for Economic Development.