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Two BME students awarded prestigious 2022 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

November 28, 2022 | Mohammadamir Ghasemian Moghaddam and Meghan Rothenbroker are two of the BME Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship winners of 2022.

Faces of BME – Soowan Choi

November 25, 2022 | Inspired by the need to help others, MASc candidate Soowan Choi is developing tools that incentivize children’s rehabilitation through video games. Ultimately, he wants to make these technologies more accessible to people, regardless of their background.

Dr. Elaine Biddiss named Bloorview Childrens Hospital Foundation Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation

November 22, 2022 | Elaine Biddiss, a senior scientist at BRI and faculty member at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, creates new pathways to improve kids’ wellness through play using affordable, accessible technologies

KITE trainee earns multiple awards for asthma and obstructive sleep apnea research

November 9, 2022 | Shaghayegh Chavoshian, a PhD student in BME, will receive $20,000 in combined funding to support her research at KITE.

The Quintessential Game Changer

October 26, 2022 | Dr. Geoff Fernie’s legacy is one that’s related to the positive outcomes people experience in their lives: helping people live their lives to the fullest following life-altering disease or illness.

Solving healthcare problems through strategic consulting

October 25, 2022 | Completed her Ph.D. in Dr. Paul Santerre’s lab in 2019, Dr. Meghan Wright always had a passion for entrepreneurship, business, and science. After graduating, Meghan interned briefly with the life sciences investment firm Bloom Burton & Co. as a consultant before joining Shift Health, a life sciences and healthcare strategy consulting firm located in Toronto. Now Meghan is working on projects across a wide range of areas – from the private sector to academia, to help transform healthcare.

U of T Engineering lab partners with Moderna to develop RNA-based tools to treat and prevent disease

October 21, 2022 | A team of U of T Engineering researchers, led by Professor Omar F. Khan (BME), has partnered with biotechnology company Moderna to develop next-generation RNA platform technologies.

Seeing smaller than light: How an advanced microscopy technique can help in the fight against cancer and other diseases

October 14, 2022 | Microscopes are some of the most powerful tools in cell biology — but what if the cell component that needs to be imaged is smaller than the wavelengths of visible light? A new study from Professor Chris Yip (ChemE, BME) proposes a solution, one that could help advance research into cancer and other diseases.

New insight into how nanoparticles form could advance technologies from solar cells to medical tests

October 13, 2022 | A research team from U of T Engineering has discovered previously unknown phenomena in the growth of nanoparticles. The insights could open new ways of engineering these tiny structures for a variety of purposes, from designing next-generation solar cells to developing new medical tests and treatments.

Faces of BME – Ali Howidi

October 13, 2022 | Working as a MASc student in Dr. Paul Yoo’s lab, Ali is researching a novel method of recording continuous blood pressure through AI and machine learning. In his downtime, he finds solace in vinyl records.

New CRAFT Tissue Foundry provides infrastructure dedicated to bioengineering innovation

October 11, 2022 | The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) has opened a new and expanded Tissue Foundry at the University of Toronto. The new facility builds CRAFT’s fabrication capacity following the launch of its Device Foundry in 2021.

BME welcomes the 2022 MasterCard Scholar cohort

October 6, 2022 | Three students funded by the MasterCard Scholars program joined BME in 2022 to pursue their degrees in Masters of Engineering. As a part of the MasterCard Foundation initiative, this Scholarship aims to further education, leadership, and skill development for young people from Africa, while working to address systemic barriers in higher education. We asked the MasterCard Scholars what they look forward to at the University of Toronto, and how they will advance their knowledge in the field of biomedical engineering.

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