Trainee news - Cardiovascular engineering training program

Molly Kaiser named a finalist in three-minute thesis competition

October 21, 2022 — Trainee Molly Kaiser won the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s three-minute thesis (3MT) competition in September, and was named a finalist in the College of Science and Engineering’s 3MT competition. Her talk was titled, "Getting to the heart of cardiac growth during pregnancy.” 

Molly Kaiser presents at Computing in Engineering Forum

September 22, 2022 — Trainee Molly Kaiser presented (virtually) at the Computing in Engineering Forum hosted by UW-Madison College of Engineering on September 21. She gave a talk titled, "Multiscale model of heart growth applied to pregnancy and postpartum recovery."

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. 

Casey Kraft presents at SB3C

June 24, 2022 — Trainee Casey Kraft presented research titled, "Investigating Lactate Dehydrogenase Release as a Metric of Cryoprotectant Toxicity" at the 2022 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C).

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.