Society for Biomaterials receives travel award to attend World Biomaterials Congress in China
The USD Society for Biomaterials is one of only three institutions nationally to receive this award. Texas A&M University and the University of Memphis also received a travel award to attend the conference, which attracts more than 3,500 people, including some of the top researchers in the biomedical and biomaterials fields. The USD Society for Biomaterials, sponsored by Gopinath Mani, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering, received a grant of $1,666 to send Bo Yang, a graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Program, to the conference. Yang received both his B.S. and M.S. in Biotechnology from Jilin University and Shenyang Pharmaceutical University.
The conference theme, “Innovative Biomaterials and Crossing Frontiers in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine,” will feature researchers from around the world who will present their materials and share information at more than 80 symposiums, forums and workshops. Dr. Shu Chien, University Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine and Director of Institute of Engineering in Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, will present a special public lecture on June 4. Last year, Chien received the National Medal of Science, the highest honor for scientists and engineers in the United States. More information about the World Biomaterials Congress is available at www.wbc2012.com.
The Society for Biomaterials is a professional society promoting the advancements in biomedical materials research. The USD student chapter of the Society of Biomaterials presents new concepts in the biomaterials field as well as participates in community outreach through volunteering and promoting science to younger students. Officers during the 2011-12 academic year included BME graduate students Berit Foss, chapter president; Annemarie Gallo, secretary/treasurer; and Eagappanath Thiruppathi, bylaws chair.
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