Katrina Hansen receives Alfred R. and Janet H. Potvin Award

May 19, 2015

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Katrina Hansen receives Alfred R. and Janet H. Potvin Award

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Congratulations to IGERT student Katrina Hansen for receiving an Alfred R. and Janet H. Potvin Award. The award is given to outstanding graduate and undergraduate students in biomedical engineering. Katrina was one of three students to receive the award this year. Alfred Potvin was an EE undergraduate student at WPI in 1960-64, and has enjoyed […]

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May 11, 2015

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Sarah Hernandez presents at Gordan Conference in Italy

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Sarah Hernandez presents at Gordan Conference in Italy

Sarah Hernandez recently attended the Gordon Conference Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics in Tuscany, Italy where she presented a poster titled “Novel PRMT8 isoform is essential for cell viability”. Sarah was awarded registration to the conference for winning the i3 Best Presentation award in 2014.  

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May 7, 2015

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IGERT students and faculty win at Venture Forum’s annual Five-Minute Pitch Contest

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IGERT students and faculty win at Venture Forum’s annual Five-Minute Pitch Contest

On April 14, 2015 The Venture Forum held it’s annual 5 minute Pitch Contest where the 10 finalist are given 5 minutes to pitch their buisness to a panel of judges. VitaThreads, a company that began based on the work of  WPI prof. Glenn Gaudette and George Pins, was awarded second place and a $1,500 cash […]

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April 22, 2015

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IGERT fellows winners at WPI’s graduate research celebrations

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IGERT fellows winners at WPI’s graduate research celebrations

On April 13, the annual WPI graduate research celebrations came to a dramatic conclusion as more than 60 finalists faced off in the tenth annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) poster competition and 11 master’s and PhD candidates made their pitches in the finals of the i3: Investing in Innovations with Impact presentation contest. During […]

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February 9, 2015

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Fellow credits IGERT training as an important factor in winning award

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Fellow credits  IGERT training as an important factor in winning award

2014 Kalenian award winner Sarah Hernandez credits the National Science Foundation IGERT fellowship she received in 2012 for sparking connections between a biomarker and commercial potential. The Kalenian Award—named for the late Aram Kalenian ’33, an inventor—evaluates the novelty of a competitor’s concept; its potential in the commercial market; how a business plan could evolve […]

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December 23, 2014

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Lindsay Lozeau won First Place in Poster Presentation at TERMIS

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Lindsay Lozeau won First Place in Poster Presentation at TERMIS

Lindsay’s abstract, “Recombinant LL37 Antimicrobial Peptide with Collagen Tethering for Wound Healing Applications”, co-authored by Denis Kole, Ray Gasper, Chelsea Miller, Tanja Dominko, Marsha Rolle and Terri Camesano, was chosen in the top 25 abstracts for the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Americas 2014 meeting (or TERMIS-AM) in Washington D.C. The top 25 […]

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December 23, 2014

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Sarah Hernandez give talk at TERMIS

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Sarah Hernandez give talk at TERMIS

Sarah Hernandez recently gave a presentation at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Americas 2014 meeting “Restoring Lives Through Regenerative Medicine,”. (or TERMIS-AM) in Washington D.C. December 13-16. Sarah’s talk was titled Pre-Cancer Biomarkers Identified From Induced Regeneration Competent Cells.

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December 18, 2014

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Three IGERT fellows are chosen as finalist in WPI’s Graduate Research Poster competition

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Three IGERT fellows are chosen as finalist in WPI’s Graduate Research Poster competition

On December 10th, some 210 master’s and PhD candidates shared their innovative research at the Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE). During the day, judges visited all of the participants, evaluating their posters and learning more about their work. They selected 65 finalists—46 PhD and 19 MS candidates divided proportionately among four categories: business and social science, […]

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December 11, 2014

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DAAD Faculty Research Award

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DAAD Faculty Research Award

Marsha Rolle received a three month Faculty Research Visit award from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service). Prof. Rolle will work with Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart, Germany to develop label-free imaging techniques to assess vascular smooth muscle cell structure. The DAAD is a joint organization of institutes of […]

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December 9, 2014

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Paralyzed Patients Have Weaker Bones and a Higher Risk of Fractures than Expected

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Paralyzed Patients Have Weaker Bones and a Higher Risk of Fractures than Expected

Study by a team, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute shows standard bone density scans may underestimate the fracture risk for spinal cord injury patients and, by extension, those with osteoporosis. The results suggest that physicians need to begin therapies for spinal cord injury patients sooner to maintain bone mass and strength. The data also serve as […]

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