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Biomedical engineering postdoctoral researcher awarded Hartwell Fellowship for pediatric cancer research

Blue ribbon prizeJon Whitney, a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics in Case School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named by Case Western Reserve University as a 2015 Hartwell Foundation Fellow. He was recognized for his work to reduce the need for aggressive radiation and chemotherapy on children suffering from medulloblastomas, a prevalent form of pediatric malignant brain tumors.

Apply to attend the second Cleveland Medical Hackathon

DataCase Western Reserve University students, staff and faculty are encouraged to apply to attend the second Cleveland Medical Hackathon.
On Oct. 22-23, various medical professions, IT professionals and students will gather at the Global Center for Health Innovation to spend 24 hours creating solutions to health challenges. Participants will be presented challenges, think of solutions, and work toward technological solutions. Winning teams receive cash prizes and an opportunity to present their findings at the Cleveland Clinic’s 14th Annual Medical Innovation Summit. All student and professionals interested in IT, healthcare, startup businesses, and more are welcome to apply to attend the Hackathon.

Engineering’s Rigoberto Advincula presents at national meeting of the American Chemical Society

Rigoberto AdvinculaLast month, Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, presented new developments on polymers and nanocomposite materials used for 3D printing and additive manufacturing at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Philadelphia.
The challenges of new materials with superior properties suitable for complexity of design and high performance in function requires research in new nanocomposite materials based on graphene oxide, nanocellulose and silicone compositions.

HoloAnatomy app wins international science media award, beating out Google, Sir David Attenborough

HoloLens appIt takes pretty terrific technology to top Google.
And extraordinary images to outdo Sir David Attenborough.
Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic did both Wednesday, winning the immersive virtual reality and augmented reality category in the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards competition.

HoloAnatomy, a demonstration app that allows people wearing the Microsoft HoloLens device to view a detailed three-dimensional hologram of the human body, emerged as the judges’ first choice during a gala celebration at the Harvard Art Museum. It bested two other finalists: Google’s Tilt Brush, a virtual reality program that allows users to “paint” in three dimensions, and Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Virtual Reality Dive, a 20-minute film that provides a 360-degree view of Australia’s natural wonder.

Robert Gao elected to fellowship in the International Academy for Production Engineering

Robert GaoRobert Gao, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Cady Staley Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the Academy of Fellows of the International Academy for Production Engineering.
Known as CIRP, the French acronym of the organization, the College International pour la Recherche en Productique is the world leading organization in manufacturing-related research. The academy has restricted membership based on demonstrated excellence in research and has some 600 academic and industrial members from 50 industrial countries.