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Carla Mann Woods to deliver Ford Lecture March 2

The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend the spring 2016 Ford Distinguished Lecture on March 2 featuring Carla Mann Woods, CEO of Mann Healthcare Partners.
She has been developing and marketing medical devices for more than 20 years. She began her career at Pacesetter Systems, where she planned new technology applications and product needs for pacemakers. She joined Advanced Bionics, a neuromodulation company eventually acquired by Boston Scientific. During her tenure at Advanced Bionics/Boston Scientific, she led the business development, product development and marketing for products including the Precision Spinal Cord Stimulator, the BION® microstimulator, implantable infusion pumps and cochlear implants. For these products she holds more than 40 U.S. patents and was the shareholder representative in the Boston Scientific acquisition.

Madabhushi team awarded two patents on carotid plaque characterization and digital pathology

Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, has been awarded two U.S. patents: 9,235,887, titled “Classification of Biological Tissue by Multi-mode Data Registration, Segmentation and Characterization,” and 9,235,891, titled “Boosted Consensus Classifier for Large Images Using Fields of View of Various Sizes.”

U.S. patent 9,235,887 relates to a method and apparatus for classifying possibly vulnerable plaques from sets of DCE-MRI images. The images are processed to determine the boundaries of candidate regions of interest and the voxels within the identified boundaries in corresponding regions of the images from each time period are processed to extract kinetic texture features. The kinetic texture features are then used in a classification process, which classifies the ROIs as vulnerable or stable.

Get your tickets for the 2016 Engineers Week Banquet

Case School of Engineering students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend the annual Engineers Week Banquet Thursday, Feb. 25 at the InterContinental Hotel.
Didier Roux, the chief technology officer at Saint-Gobain, will deliver the keynote address, “350 Years, 350 Reasons to Believe in the Future.”
Saint-Gobain, a world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building and high-performance materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection.

Apply for Sears think[box] Student Project Fund

The Sears think[box] Student Project Fund has been renewed thanks to support from the Codrington Foundation, Fran and Jules Belkin and Brandon Palmer (CWR ’00). The fund will provide material support to students working on personal projects, team projects, design competitions, entrepreneurial activities and more.
Previous student projects include: Apollo Medical Devices – A novel blood tester that transformed a $2,500 project fund award into over $700,000 in funding; and Everykey – The wristband or pendant that unlocks your phone, car and websites.

Submit your abstract for Research ShowCASE 2016

Research ShowCASE 2016 will be held Friday, April 15, in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center.
Graduate students, post-docs, professional students, faculty and staff must submit their abstracts for Research ShowCASE by Monday, Feb. 29. Undergraduate submissions will be accepted from mid-February until March 18.