Bodine receives Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Grant

Cathy BodineCathy Bodine, associate professor in bioengineering and executive director of Assistive Technology Partners, has received a five-year, $4.75 million Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Grant.

The grant will support three research projects centered on technologies to enhance independence in daily living for adults with cognitive impairment in the research domain of employment. The abstract for the award is below.

Congratulations to Cathy and your team!

Tanya Evans, predoctoral trainee in the Department of Bioengineering, granted an NHLBI Graduate Research Supplement

Evans, Tanya

Tanya Evans, a predoctoral trainee in the Department of Bioengineering at CU Denver, is a recipient of a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Graduate Research Supplement. Tanya is receiving the award as part of a parent grant with her advisor, Dr. Robin Shandas.

The research supplements are available to students of active National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grantees. The supplements were designed to increase diversity in health-related research by supporting and recruiting students from underrepresented groups.

The NHLBI provides research, training, and education to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases. The NHLBI has a history of fostering training and mentoring of emerging scientists. It has forged robust partnerships with private and public organizations, including academia, industry, and other government agencies.

This research supplement will continue to support Tanya in her work to improve ultrasound imaging techniques for accurate assessment of cardiovascular functioning.

Emily Gibson receives Butcher Seed Grant Award

Emily Gibson, PhDEmily Gibson, assistant professor in bioengineering, is one of seven recipients of the 2014 Butcher Seed Grant Awards for her proposal, “Optimized deep-brain imaging of activity in over a hundred neurons for imaging seizures.”

The Butcher Symposium began in 2002 as a grassroots effort to bring together scientists from across the CU system to create collaborations and share data. Butcher Seed Grants were awarded in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2012 to fund potentially transformative new scientific pilot projects that required researchers with different expertise to work together to address critical challenges in the biosciences.