Jianjun Cheng, associate professor of materials science and engineering and part-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, will present on Thursday, March 20 at noon in Beckman room 1005. Lunch will be provided.
Older adults’ causal beliefs about their high blood pressure may vary according to where they live and other demographic variables, a new study finds. Dan Morrow, a full-time faculty member in the Human Perception and Performance Group, was a co-author. Elise Duwe, a student in the Medical Scholars Program, led the study.
Renjie Zhou (Bioimaging), April Colette (Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy), and Pauline Baniqued (Cognitive Neuroscience) will present on March 12 at noon in Beckman room 1005 as part of the Graduate Student Seminars. Lunch will be served.
Rachael Rubin has been named the recipient of the 2014 Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellowship.
Nancy Sottos, part-time faculty member in the Autonomous Materials Systems Group, has been working in a team at Beckman since 2001, conducting leading-edge research in self-healing, self-sensing, and self-cooling materials.
The fifth Biophontonics Summer School is now accepting applications. It is scheduled for May 19-30, 2014 at the Beckman Institute.
Harnessing the power of his collaborative team at the Beckman Institute, full-time faculty member Steve Boppart develops medical instruments that will change the way both primary care doctors and cancer surgeons treat their patients, which earned him the 2014 Innovation Transfer Award.
The next Science Café will feature Dan Simons, U of I psychology professor and Beckman faculty member, at 5:30 p.m. on March 5 in Robeson Pavilion Room C at the Champaign Public Library.
Aron Barbey, full-time faculty member in the Cognitive Neuroscience Group and neuroscience professor, led a study that found a gene variant associated with improved recovery from traumatic brain injury.
Gabriel Popescu, Beckman full-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group and assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow of SPIE.
David Yager, the dean of the arts at University of California, Santa Cruz, will present “The Case for an Unusual Collaboration: Artist-Designer, Physicians, and Nurses” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 in the Knight Auditorium at the Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana) as part of the Medical Humanities Lecture Series.
“Digital Manufacturing Commons” will reduce costs for manufacturing, transform the way work is done, and spur economic growth.
Daniel Hyde, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate faculty member in the Cognitive Neuroscience Group within the Biological Intelligence research theme.
The Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs provide funding for high-risk, high-reward technology development for small businesses. The Illinois Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a workshop series, on March 7 and 14 at the Beckman Institute. Conducted by Cogent Innovations, a consulting firm with vast knowledge of the SBIR/STTR programs, the workshops are aimed to help high-tech start-ups gain a competitive advantage in securing these non-dilutive funds.
Researchers at Illinois and Washington University in St. Louis, co-led by Beckman faculty member John Rogers, have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks. Unlike existing pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that are one-size-fits-all, the new device is a thin, elastic membrane designed to stretch over the heart like a custom-made glove.