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Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference scheduled for May 18-20, 2015 in Washington, DC

The Biomedical Engineering Society and the US Food and Drug Administration have formed a partnership to co-host the BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference, a meeting for researchers, engineers, clinicians and other professionals with interests in the design and development of medical devices.

Deadline extended for BMES Annual Meeting abstract submissions

For those needing additional time to submit an abstract for the 2015 BMES Annual Meeting, the deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 30. However an additional $10 late fee will be assessed on submissions completed after the April 23 deadline.

Sangeeta Bhatia receives Heinz Award

Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow Sangeeta Bhatia was named a recipient of the 20th Heinz Awards, the organization announced this month.

BMES members receive Tau Beta Pi graduate fellowships

The Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, selected 30 engineering students from 370 applicants for graduate fellowships in 2015-16, the organization announced.

Jennifer West Wins 2015 Clemson Award

Duke University's Jennifer West was awarded the 2015 Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society for Biomaterials, the university announced recently.

Applications for the 2015 GEM4 Summer Institute on Mechanobiology of the Brain are due April 15

The 2015 GEM4 Summer Institute on Mechanobiology of the Brain will be held on June 22-July 3, 2015 at Carnegie Mellon University.

Telemetric system allows animals to be monitored continuously over a long period of time for cardiovascular disease research

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. More than 17 million people died of the disease in 2008, around 3 million died before the age of 60 and according to the World Health Organization, many of these deaths could have been prevented, according to a research published Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology journal.

Collaborative effort between University of Florida and BioD will focus on regenerative medicine

The biotechnology company BioD has committed $1 million to the University of Florida J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. The thrust of the funding will be on regenerative medicine research, according to a university announcement.

First fully-implantable micropacemaker designed for fetal use

A team of investigators at Children?s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete heart block, according to an announcement.

Study examining hockey helmets and concussions featured on ESPN

A new study appearing in Annals of Biomedical Engineering finds that more than a quarter of all hockey helmets worn by players, from the NHL to youth leagues, are not recommended based on their inability to reduce concussion risk.