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Providence Hospital Student Summer Biomedical Research Program

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The Student Summer Program in Biomedical Research offered at Providence Hospital, Department of Biomedical Research, offers graduated senior high school students and college undergraduates the opportunity to learn research methods and to explore career opportunities in medicine. A total of twenty candidates will be selected for one 3-week session (July 5 through July 29, 2015).

You can get more information here. The deadline for applications is March 18th, 2016.

I know that the program is highly competitive but I have communicated with Dr. David Svinarich in the past about it and he knows that LTU BME students are interested in the opportunity. So if you are interested, I highly recommend that you to contact him and get more information immediately. His email and phone are listed on the webpage linked above. You can contact me with questions and use me as a reference if you like.

Here is the application from for 2016: Providence Hospital Student Summer Program Application

Welcome Letter from the BME Director

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Team Bike Raptor is a collaboration project between LTU and University of Detroit-Mercy (UDM) and the group is comprised of three students each from Biomedical Engineering students (LTU), Mechanical Engineering and  Nursing (UDM). The goal is to design and fabricate a working device for our client who was in an automobile accident and sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) that left him with incomplete quadriplegia. The client has made some recovery and he has recovered some of the movement in his arms. It was determined that a custom exercise device will aid in his rehabilitation. The machine, Bike-Raptor, targets strengthening of muscles and increasing range of motion. The design allows the client to push on pedal-like handles attached to a wheel with magnetic resistance mechanism. It is our hope that this machine will improve his rehabilitation efforts so he can gain independence at a faster pace than without this type of exercise.

Whitaker International Program

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This program will send you overseas to study and/or conduct research based in BME. There are Internships available as well as post-doctoral studies and post BS studies. Click on the link above for more information on the program.

NIH Summer Internship Program

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Click on the link above for more information on the program. This is for students who have completed their junior year in BME. This program goes from June 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016.

BMES 2015 Annual Conference in Tampa

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Lawrence Tech faculty, Dr Mansoor Nasir and Dr. Jerry LeCarpentier attended the Annual Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES 2015) conference from Oct. 7-11 in Tampa, FL.

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Two seniors from the BME department, John Peponis and Fatmah Alhaji also accompanied them. Fatmah Alhaji presented a poster titled “Piezoelectric Actuator for Microfluidic Mixing Applications” that covered the research she did on Dr. Nasir’s seed grant during the summer.

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Lawrence Tech setup a booth in the exhibit to promote the new Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering at LTU and the students also helped out with the booth. Overall it was a great experience for everyone with some excellent talks and panel discussions. The weather in Tampa was also not too shabby

 

Internship Opportunity

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Beaumont is looking for an intern in the implant retrieval lab!

Read the attached flier for a more detailed description. Email erin.baker@beaumont.edu with your resumes if you are interested.

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Exodynamics Seminar 4/24/15 11-12pm in M218

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Dan Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, Acting CEO of Exodynamics

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Dr. Dan Johnson is a Mechanical Engineer with a Master’s in Science and PhD in Engineering. An avid inventor, biomedical researcher and mechatronic designer, he has extensive laboratory skills (biological and engineering) and helped in the founding of the UM Medical Innovation Center (MIC). His doctoral work revolved around the invention of a powered exoskeleton for the lumbar spine, which he is now working to commercialize through his company – Exodynamics. Dr. Johnson’s research interests include biomechanics and mechatronics, and he also teaches undergraduate engineering design at University of Michigan.

New Student Employment Position: Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory

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Job Type: Undergraduate Assistant – Summer (20+ hrs/wk) EBLlogo

Lab Information: Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory – The goal of our laboratory is to advance experimental biomechanics understanding by providing practical training to engineering and medical students and advancing the boundary of knowledge through applied basic science research. To achieve these goals we combine in vivo testing of human and animal subjects with cadaver and surrogate in vitro models to understand injury mechanisms and predict failure risk. Finally, our lab collaborates with clinicians to develop preventative and regenerative treatments for soft tissue damage and degeneration.

Educational Level: At least 60 credits towards a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical, Mechanical, or Robotics Engineering, or related discipline at LTU. Experience with workshop fabrication and biomechanics is preferred.

Job Responsibilities: Work with the Director, LTU technical staff, other graduate and undergraduate assistants as well as external physicians and industry representatives to further our academic research and applied projects in a dynamic and expanding environment. The applicant will be self-motivated and able to accept the challenge of this environment and represent themselves and the EBL to their utmost capabilities.

Assist in specimen preparation and mechanical testing data collection in the laboratory for multiple concurrent studies and provide proper documentation and organization of the collected data.

Build, test and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure reliability and validity of the data collection processes.

Assist in professional communication, such as abstract and report preparation.

Application Process: Please submit a resume with your educational experience, related work experience, fabrication and/or computer skills, and professional goals to emeyer@ltu.edu. Following our internal selection process, qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

BME Presentations and Posters at LTU Research Day 2015

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Lawrence Technological University’s Research Day is an annual event held to bring faculty and students together to foster a culture of interdisciplinary research. This year, the Biomedical Engineering department had three presentations and three posters on display for Research Day 2015.

Presentations given:

“Gait Analysis for Early Fall Prediction”
Mansoor Nasir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Akram AlSamarae, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Lindsay Petku, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

“Increased Primary Stability and Bone-Implant Contact with a Novel Osteotomy Preparation Technique Termed Osseodensification”
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Daniel Greenshields, MS in Mechanical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Salah Huwais, DDS, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Application of Piezoelectric Polymer Film to Sensing and Actuation within Microfluidic Systems”
Michael Moeller, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Mansoor Nasir, PhD, Assist Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
James A. Mynderse, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

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Posters on display:

“Additive Manufacturing as a Viable Alternative for Production of Stainless Steel Tools”
Kevin Mozurkewich, BS in Biomedical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

“Effect of Industrial Projectile Impact on a Surrogate Head-Form: Implications for Industrial Work Injuries”
Akram Alsamarae, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Brian Weaver, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Stephanie Rossman, Doctor of Engineering Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

“Novel Design of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Prevention Brace”
Daniel Greenshields, MS in Mechanical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Rachel Porter, BS in Biomedical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Justin Killewald, BS in Biomedical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

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BMES 2015

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Two Announcement related to BMES 2015 which will be in Tampa from Oct 7-10. Last year we have two groups that traveled to BMES and it was a great experience for them. I highly encourage you to submit and also consider the design competition. Any BME faculty can help you with the abstract or other requirements for the two items:

1) BMES 2015 Conference

In order for you to attend the BMES conference you have to submit a one-page abstract format will be required this year. This format will allow reviewers to more effectively choose those abstracts which are best suited for podium presentations.

The abstract should include:

  • title
  • introduction
  • description of the materials and methods used
  • study results (including up to one figure)
  • discussion of how this work fits into the context of greater societal needs.

Please review the abstract template on the submission site: http://bmes.org/abstract

During the submission process, please select the most appropriate track & subtrack from the list provided in the online system, or choose the track and “other” if no named sessions seem appropriate. You may request to present your work in a platform or in a poster session. The technical program committee will attempt to honor your preference, but may not always be able to do so. Presentations may be scheduled on any of the three days of the meeting. All accepted presenters must register for the full meeting.

The submission deadline is April 23, 2015. A The nominal abstract processing fee of $35 is a submission fee and does not apply towards the required meeting registration.

2) BMES Design Competition:

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will hold its first ever Student Design Competition this year. All BMES undergraduate student members engaged in student design projects are encouraged to apply and enter the competition which is being sponsored by Medtronic.

The application deadline is May 25, 2015. The 2015 Design Theme is Bioinstrumentation!!

All design team members MUST be BMES Student Members and BMES student chapter members in good standing. Top 6 proposals will be chosen and those teams will present, via oral presentations, at BMES 2015 Annual Meeting in Tampa (Oct 7-10, specific day to be determined). At the meeting, the top 6 teams will be narrowed down to the top 3 winners. Winners will receive monetary awards. This is a great opportunity to showcase projects and to network with product development and design professionals in BME.

Design competition details are available at the BMES website at: http://bmes.org/undergrad_design_comp

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