Last fall, 40 first-year students began the inaugural journey into this unique undergraduate learning experience. At the first semester’s end, they shared their most recent work with David Calhoun, as well as the program’s leadership and industry partners.
Robin Queen, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, will be awarded the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Adele L. Boskey, Ph.D. Award. Queen is the second recipient of the award since its inception.
Under Austin’s direction, one of the key roles of National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences is to lead and administer of the nation’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) programs. The program awards more than $500 million to the nation’s leading universities and academic health centers for the development and support of innovative clinical and translational research programs. Last year, Virginia Tech, through its partnership with the University of Virginia, joined this elite group of 60 CTSAs, along with clinical partners Carilion Clinic and Inova Health System.
Jake Socha, professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics, conducts research in Virginia Tech's Socha Lab. His recent publication in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science journal discusses insects' physiological responses to gravity.
There are some injuries in the musculoskeletal system, such as small tendon tears, that the human eye cannot see. Vincent Wang, the Kevin P. Granata faculty fellow and associate professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics, is using data to train robots to detect these injuries with the goal of giving more accurate medical diagnoses.
With a focus on health sciences and technology, the HS&T Hokie Pitch will involve 30 students who have worked with real-world mentors, selected intellectual property, and created an entrepreneurial plan to develop and commercialize biomedical discoveries.
Raffaella De Vita, professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech, has been elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fellowship is the highest elected grade of the society’s membership, being conferred only to members with outstanding engineering achievements.