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10/22/09

Rudy awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award

Yoram Rudy, Ph.D., Director of the Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) and the Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Case Western Reserve University for his contributions to basic science research in biomedical engineering.


9/23/09

Rudy and Leonid Livshitz awarded $294,621

Yoram Rudy, Ph.D., Director of the Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) and Leonid Livshitz were awarded a $ 294,621 three-year grant award from the National Science Foundation for the project "Modeling Spatial Organization of Cardiac Cell Function: Application to Calcium Waves and Arrhythmia."


8/26/09

Bayly awarded $410,022

Philip V. Bayly, Ph.D., the Lilyan and E. Lisle Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and chair of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Structural Engineering, has received a two-year, $410,022 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for research titled “Mechanical Changes in the Developing Brain.”

Nehorai awarded $99,995

Arye Nehorai, Ph.D., the Eugene and Martha Lohman Professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has received a one-year, $99,995 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for research titled “Biologically Inspired Coupled Antenna System.”

Wang awarded $5,850,000

Lihong Wang, Ph.D., the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and professor of radiology, has received a five-year, $5,850,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for research titled “Photoacoustic/Optical/Ultrasonic Imaging of Sentinel Lymph Nodes and Metastases.”


7/15/09

Nehorai awarded $253,858

Arye Nehorai, Ph.D., the Eugene and Martha Lohman Professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has received a two-year, $253,858 grant from the Office of Naval Research for research titled “Acoustic Vector Sensor Array Processing in Strong Interference and Flow Noise.”

 


5/28/09

Tom Hund Awarded the 2008 Early-Career Authors Prize

Thomas HundTom Hund, an alum of the Rudylab (Ph.D. 2004) won the 2008 Early-Career Authors Prize, designed to recognize outstanding papers published byearly-career authors in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. The award publication is: T.J. Hund, K.F. Decker, E. Kanter, P.J. Mohler, P.A. Boyden, R.B. Schuessler, K. A. Yamada, Y. Rudy,“Role of activated CaMKII in abnormal calcium homeostasis and INa remodeling after myocardial infarction: Insights from mathematical modeling”,  J of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 2008;45:420-428.

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3/19/09

Rudy Awarded a $1,898,718 Four Year Grant

Dr. Yoram Rudy was awarded a $ 1,898,718 four year grant award from the NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for his Cardiac Excitation and Arrhythmias project. Research under this grant will continue the study of mechanisms that underlie cardiac excitation and arrhythmia at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels using a multi-scale modeling approach.Read more about this project on the Rudylab website.


3/18/09

Efimov named Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Igor Efimov, Ph.D., the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering was installed in a ceremony Nov. 25 in Uncas A. Whitaker Hall.

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2/4/09

Rudy Awarded a $271,356 Five Year Grant

Dr. Yoram Rudy was awarded a $271,356 five year grant from Fondation Leducq, an organization whose mission is to improve human health through international efforts to combat cardiovascular disease through the Alliance for Calmodulin Kinase II Signaling in Heart Disease.


1/14/09

Ory and Schaffer named AAAS fellow

Daniel S. Ory, M.D., professor of medicine and cell biology and physiology was elected to the Section on Medical Sciences for his contributions to understanding basic molecular mechanisms in regulation of cholesterol homeostasis with a special focus on the human Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease, an Alzheimer’s disease-like disorder that affects children.

Jean E. Schaffer, M.D., the Virginia Minnich Distinguished Professor of Medicine and professor of developmental biology, was elected to the Section on Medical Sciences for her contributions in increasing the understanding of fat metabolism and diabetes.


1/14/09

Mann named director of Cardiovascular Division

Douglas L. Mann, M.D., has been named the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Professor and director of the Cardiovascular Division in the Department of Medicine.

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