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Umut Gurkan gives invited lecture on sickle cell disease monitoring system

Umut GurkanUmut Gurkan, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, gave the Translational Research Featured New Investigator Lecture at the annual meeting of the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research and the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research in April.
 
Gurkan discussed his work developing a biochip that measures red blood cell adhesion as a means to monitor sickle cell disease. He received the societies’ Featured New Investigator award for the project. 

Ica Manas-Zloczower wins teaching award from Society of Plastics Engineers

Ica Manas-ZloczowerIca Manas-Zloczower, Distinguished University Professor and the Thomas W. and Nancy P. Seitz Professor of Advanced Materials and Energy in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has been awarded the Fred E. Schwab Education Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers.
 
The award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in the field of plastics education, through teaching, mentoring and outreach. Disciplines considered include teaching undergraduate, graduate and/or industry-based students, developing plastics-related curriculum, building a noteworthy academic program, creating innovative tools and methods for plastics education, or otherwise furthering the knowledge of plastics/polymers worldwide. 

Faculty inducted as American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellows

AIMBE logoFive Case Western Reserve University faculty members were inducted as American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) fellows.
 
The 2017 class of fellows includes Nicole Steinmetz, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Nick Ziats, professor of pathology and associate professor of biomedical engineering; Jeff Capadona, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Dustin Tyler, professor of biomedical engineering; and Cenk Cavusoglu, professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

Join us for academic IoT symposium May 5

DataCase Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University will host a symposium to discuss research and education opportunities in the emerging field of the Internet of Things (IoT) at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center on Friday, May 5.
 
In the fall of 2016, the Cleveland Foundation provided Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State with a planning grant to lay the groundwork for a higher-education collaboration around IoT. This symposium will report out on the results of planning to date, explore what it means for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, and feature key leaders both locally and nationally who will provide short- and long-term views on the future of R&D in the IoT.

I-Corps@Ohio program aims to advance research into products for medical treatments or surgeries

Research Four medical-technology research teams at Case Western Reserve University will participate in focused entrepreneurial training through I-Corps@Ohio, an Ohio Department of Higher Education initiative created to advance their work from the lab to a commercial market. Each project has potential for a product of value to medical treatments or surgeries.
 
Teams chosen for the 2017 Medtech category are from various institutions across Ohio. The four from Case Western Reserve include three from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and one from the School of Medicine. I-Corps@Ohio seeks to help them develop business models to launch startup companies. The program identifies and selects potential new ventures that could attract funding and encourage collaboration between academia and industry.