Trainee news - Cardiovascular engineering training program

Big wins for trainees at SB3C

June 24, 2022 — Trainees won two of the six divisions of the PhD student paper competition at the 2022 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C). Sam Boland won 1st place in the Cardiovascular Mechanics division, while Carly Donahue won 1st place in the Biofluid Mechanics and Cardiovascular Imaging division. 

Meghan Griffin awarded a Tau Beta Pi fellowship

May 9, 2022 — Trainee Meghan Griffin has been awarded a Tau Beta Pi fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year. The engineering honor society selected 31 engineering students — including only 7 biomedical engineering students — from 278 applicants. More than $8.3 million in stipends will have been given by the association when this group of fellows completes its graduate work.

Casey Kraft poster wins third place at the IEM Annual Conference

September 28, 2021 —  Trainee Casey Kraft gave a poster presentation at the Institute for Engineering in Medicine's 2021 conference entitled, "Vitrification Solution Screening to Recover Contractility in ex vivo Rat Hearts." The poster won third place in the cardiovascular engineering section.

Carly Donahue presents at IEM Annual Conference

September 28, 2021 — Trainee Carly Donahue presented research titled, "Patient-Specific Finite Element Modeling to Evaluate Clinically Relevant Risks Associated with Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Replacement" at IEM's 2021 Conference. 

Sam Boland presents at SB3C

June 19, 2021 — Trainee Sam Boland gave a podium presentation entitled "Post-Stretch Response of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells is StrainRate Dependent" at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C), a national meeting.