Charlotte Kent, a BME junior (and also in Science and Technology Honors Program), received a Goldwater Honorable Mention award for her application "Routine assembly of microfluidics-based electrode arrays for cardiac microimpedance measurements". She hopes to one day build an artificial womb for women who cannot have a baby.
To read more about Kent and this honor click here.
Romone Fancy awarded the Comprehensive Minority Student Development Fellowship for 2011-2013.
Joe Schwertz and Alyssa Terry both awarded the UAB Ireland Tuition Scholarship for 2011.
The long-term performance of medical implant devices, like heart valves and cardiac stents, could be enhanced substantially by new bio-coating technology recently licensed to UAB spin-out company Endomimetics LLC through the UAB Research Foundation.
"By mimicking natural endothelium, the nanomatrix coating essentially transforms injured blood vessels to a healthy condition at implant sites, and it has great potential for many applications," says Ho-Wook Jun, Ph.D., co-inventor of the technology and UAB assistant professor of biomedical engineering.