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On Saturday, March 30, the hallways and classrooms in the UH Cullen College of Engineering buzzed with excitement as a thousand Houston- area girls attended the fourth annual “Girls Engineering the Future Day: A STEM Event,” sponsored by Chevron.

Photos: 2019 Chevron Girls Engineering the Future at UH Cullen College
Discoveries made by NAI fellows have generated over $1.6 trillion in revenue

National Academy of Inventors Will Be in Houston April 10-11

 

University of Houston to Host Inventors Meeting

The UH chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is bringing together UH NSBE alumni and current student members for an information session, titled “NSBE Guy and Girl Talk,” on Tuesday, April 9, in room 108 of Agnes Arnold Hall on campus.

UH NSBE Alumni to Share Industry Insights With Students
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Transformative Research Empowering Patients to Monitor Themselves

 

With $5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering biomedical researchers are moving the needle on early detection and monitoring of kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, known simply as lupus.

Researchers Developing Early Detection, Home Monitoring Tests for Lupus Nephritis
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.

The Event Introduces Girls to Engineering, Other STEM Activities

 

About 1,500 girls are expected to participate in the University of Houston’s popular Chevron Girls Engineering the Future STEM Day on Saturday, March 30.

Girls Engineering the Future Set for Saturday at UH
  • Researchers Developing Early Detection, Home Monitoring Tests For Lupus Nephritis
    Researchers Developing Early Detection, Home Monitoring Tests For Lupus Nephritis

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  • Understanding Congenital Heart Defects to Prevent Them
    Understanding Congenital Heart Defects to Prevent Them

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    We are improving disease detection methods

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    We are making blood transfusions safer

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    We are making groundbreaking discoveries in neuroscience

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    We are promoting collaboration, interdisciplinary research and idea sharing

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UH Engineer Awarded for Developing Ideal Nanosystem for Therapeutic Applications

 

The National Science Foundation has awarded University of Houston biomedical engineer Sheereen Majd the CAREER Award and $500,000 to improve nanoparticle drug delivery. Majd’s research is focused on tailoring nanoparticle drug carriers to target a selected group of cells affected in different diseases while sparing other cells.

NSF CAREER Winner Sheereen Majd to Improve Drug Delivery
Determining how hearts develop in utero is critical to understanding congenital heart defects.

UH Engineer Using Optical Equipment to Watch Heart Develop

 

To understand cardiovascular failures, the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths in infants, UH professor of biomedical engineering Kirill Larin is teaming up with Baylor College of Medicine professor of cellular and molecular physiology Irina Larina on a chicken and egg hunt.

Understanding Congenital Heart Defects To Prevent Them

Faculty Accolades

At left, Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, with graduate student Sanam Soomro

Method Less Invasive, Less Expensive than Colonoscopy

 

University of Houston researcher Chandra Mohan is set to make a breakthrough in predicting and monitoring inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). With $347,490 from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, he and IBD expert Subra Kugathasan, a gastroenterologist at Emory University, are examining stool protein biomarkers that indicate the disease.

Stool Proteins to Predict Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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UH Engineer Awarded for Developing Ideal Nanosystem for Therapeutic Applications

 

The National Science Foundation has awarded University of Houston biomedical engineer Sheereen Majd the CAREER Award and $500,000 to improve nanoparticle drug delivery. Majd’s research is focused on tailoring nanoparticle drug carriers to target a selected group of cells affected in different diseases while sparing other cells.

NSF CAREER Winner Sheereen Majd to Improve Drug Delivery

Student Success

Ilknur Telkes (Ph.D. BME 2017) published in prestigious PNAS journal with paper on research conducted at UH.

Collaborative Effort Yields Parkinson’s Disease Research Findings

 

UH Alumna’s Paper Lands In Prestigious PNAS Journal
Musa Ozturk, a UH graduate student, stands in front of the award-winning poster with Jianping Wu, senior principal scientist at Medtronic and co-author of the study.

Research proposes computer-based assessment of Parkinson’s patients more reliable

 

Musa Ozturk, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the Neuromodulation Symposium at the University of Minnesota and won second place out of 120 presentations.

UH Student’s Poster Places at Neuromodulation Symposium

Student Success

Hasan Onur Keles, a UH BME alumnus, appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul.

An engineering connection spanning continents and countries

 

Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Hasan Onur Keles (BME 2015) was recently appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department.

UH Alumnus Appointed Chair of Engineering Department of Turkish University
Ilknur Telkes (Ph.D. BME 2017) published in prestigious PNAS journal with paper on research conducted at UH.

Collaborative Effort Yields Parkinson’s Disease Research Findings

 

UH Alumna’s Paper Lands In Prestigious PNAS Journal

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