Elizabeth is a junior working in the Braun Research Group.
Brain Cunningham, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his group developed the TRI Analyzer, a project they describe as a "portable lab." Inspired by the "Star Trek" tricorder, their device is a 3D-printed cradle that physically attatches to a smartphone and uses the phone's internal camera as a visible-light spectrometer.
Beckman affiliate Rohit Bhargava, a professor of bioengineering and director of the Cancer Center at Illinois, has been named a “Researcher to Know 2018” by the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC). Bhargava was recognized in the “Tackling Cancer” category. ISTC noted that “Instruments developed in Prof. Bhargava’s laboratory are providing new ways to characterize and define cancer.”
Rosalba Hernandez, a professor of social work, and her team found that hemodialysis patients who participated in an internet-based positive psychology program significantly improved their depressive symptoms over a period of five weeks. Hernandez suggests that positive psychology may be an effective method to help patients combat depression and cope with chronic illnesses without adding another medication to their regimen. The study was published by the journal Social Work in Health Care.
Yue Zhuo, a 2016 Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, has received the inaugural Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship in Biomedical Optics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The one-year fellowship will start later this month.