News Archive for Grad Student

April 27, 2016

Hacking for the Future of Medicine

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Healthcare Hackathon Takes Duke INNOVATION. EFFICIENCY. SOLUTION-BUILDING. These are some of the words heard surrounding the inaugural healthcare hackathon that took place in September 2015 at the [...]

April 26, 2016

6th Annual Mahato Memorial Image Contest Blooms

The 6th Annual "Envisioning the Invisible" Mahato Memorial Photo Contest took place on the evening of Thursday, April 21. Taking first place this year was Stefan Roberts, a biomedical engineering doctoral student whose striking image of a wildflower's stamen and pistil wowed the judges. All the [...]

April 22, 2016

Time Cues Help Keep Humans Looking Human

Researchers believe that genetically modified bacteria can help explain how a developing animal keeps all of its parts and organs in the same general proportions as every other member of its species. In 1952, Alan Turing mathematically demonstrated how the nearly endless variety of patterns seen in [...]

April 20, 2016

Transcontinental Design in Uganda: Duke BME Students Travel to Makerere

Students enrolled in Duke’s BME 590: Transcontinental Design in Uganda course spent a semester working remotely with peers at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda to develop biomedical devices to serve the needs and situations faced in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. Over spring break, the [...]

April 19, 2016

Rosa Li Wins 2016 Merritt Science Journalism Award

Rosa Li, a PhD student in psychology and neuroscience, has been named the winner of the 2016 Merritt Science Journalism Award. The $500 award recognizes a Duke graduate or undergraduate student for the best piece of science journalism produced during the previous calendar year. In this year’s [...]

April 11, 2016

Antibiotics Don't Promote Swapping of Resistance Genes

Researchers have shown that, outside of a few specific examples, antibiotics do not promote the spread of bacterial antibiotic resistance through genetic swapping, as previously assumed. While the overuse of antibiotics is undeniably at the heart of the growing global crisis, new research published [...]

April 07, 2016

Getting the Graduate Experience in Silicon Valley

Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and Law School are launching a summer program that takes graduate students to the world’s hub for technical innovation and enterprise. The new offering will immerse students in the world of technology [...]

April 06, 2016

Ugonna Ohiri Named 2016 Julian Abele Student of the Year

Ugonna Ohiri, a doctoral student in the laboratory of Nan Jokerst and Chris Dwyer and president of the Engineering Graduate Student Council, has been named this year’s Abele Student of the Year for the Pratt School of Engineering. The award will be presented on stage at the Julian Abele Awards [...]

February 18, 2016

Rapidly Building Arteries that Produce Biochemical Signals

Duke engineers have developed a technique to make artificial arteries that naturally produce biochemical signals vital to their functions. The technique is also ten times faster than current methods for tissue engineering of blood vessels. Arterial walls have multiple layers of cells, including the [...]

February 15, 2016

D-MEMP Student Alexander Lavin Makes Forbes “30 Under 30” List

Alexander Lavin,  a student in Duke’s distance Master of Engineering Management Program, was just recognized as being among the top four percent of 15,000 applicants in the science category on the 2016 Forbes “30 Under 30“ list. Lavin is currently researching artificial intelligence and natural [...]

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