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Funding Available! Call For T32 Trainee Applications.

Applications are NOW OPEN for Dr. Litt’s NIH Neuroengineering and Medicine T32 Training Grant. To begin your application complete this form. Goal: to train predoctoral engineering students and physician postdoctoral fellows in neuroengineering and its clinical translation, including device development, neuro-stimulation, machine learning, algorithm development, cloud computing, nanotechnology, and materials science Funding: covers stipend, tuition, travel and research supplies for […]

Flavia Vitale

Dr. Flavia Vitale receives K12 Career Development Award

Dr. Vitale has received the Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Award (IREK12). This award will support her on wearable EMG sensors to study fundamental mechanisms involved in neuromuscular disorders and support targeted rehabilitation strategies. The Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Research Career Development Program (IREK12) in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) recruits and trains scholars with engineering […]

Annual BE Graduate Group Research Symposium

Save the date:  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Annual Bioengineering Graduate Group  Research Symposium Beginning at 1pm, check in at 12:30pm Singh Center for Nanotechnology Galleria and Glandt Forum Please RSVP using the google form below: https://forms.gle/barGNBLuuhnfGXij7 The Symposium will feature: Graduate Student Research Talks Graduate Student Poster Session and Competition Refreshments and afternoon snack break Key Note […]

MINS Year of Brain Science Technology

The 2019 Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) Year of Brain Science Technology Student Kick-Off Symposium will take place Friday, September 13th from 1pm-6pm. Ph.D. students Nicolette Driscoll and Brendan Murphy helped coordinate this event as members of the MINS Year of Brain Science Technology Student Committee. Among a number of speakers are lab members Nicolette […]

Events

Annual BE Graduate Group Research Symposium

Save the date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Annual Bioengineering Graduate Group 
Research Symposium
Beginning at 1pm, check in at 12:30pm
Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Galleria and Glandt Forum
Please RSVP using the google form below:
The Symposium will feature:
Graduate Student Research Talks
Graduate Student Poster Session and Competition
Refreshments and afternoon snack break
Key Note Speaker:
Jonathan M. Rothberg, Ph.D
“Building the Future of Medical Technology”
Human health is the new frontier of technological progress—the area where technology has the greatest potential to improve the human condition. Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, the inventor of next-generation DNA sequencing who was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama, has spent his career leveraging advances in artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and cloud computing to usher in a new age of precision medicine. With his 4Catalyzer incubator, Dr. Rothberg is working at the intersection of healthcare and technology to build devices that save lives and make healthcare more accessible. Dr. Rothberg will discuss his vision on where medical technology is headed in the decades to come, and how his companies are working to build that future.
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Advanced Technology for Clinicians Meeting in Venice

Brian Litt, MD and the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies (NSAS) will be hosting a 5-day workshop ‘Epilepsy: Advanced Technology for Clinicians’ on the Island of San Servolo in Venice, Italy from October 5-10, 2018.

In this workshop, world clinician-experts in engineering, neuroscience and clinical neurology present the latest tools for state-of-the-art epilepsy care and present cases to demonstrate their use. By the end of the workshop attendees will learn how to apply: (1) the newest imaging and electrophysiology techniques to map brain structure and function, (2) novel tools to link imaging with intracranial electrodes, (3) new surgical techniques for focal therapy including laser, radiofrequency ablation and focused ultrasound, and (4) the newest implantable antiepileptic devices.

For more information on the workshop: https://www.nsas.it/workshops2018/workshops/epilepsy/

To register for the workshop: https://www.nsas.it/workshops2018/application/

Presenting Faculty :

Mark Cook, University of Melbourne, Australia

Gregory A. Worrell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

John Duncan, UCL, London, UK

Matthias Koepp, UCL, London, UK

Robert Gross, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Timothy Lucas, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Kathryn Davis, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Brian Litt, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

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Advances in Functional Neurosurgery Meeting

The Department of Neurosurgery at Penn will be hosting a CME event on “Advances in Functional Neurosurgery” on 8/3/2018 in the Jordan Medical Education Center. Functional neurosurgeons from several other institutions, including Brown, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and Vanderbilt, will be speaking. Talks will discuss progress in neuromodulation and epilepsy surgery, as well as emerging technologies and interventions.
To register, please click on the link below or the link icon in the attached flyer. The registration fee is $50. Students, residents, and fellows can enter “FN2018” in the coupon code box to waive the registration fee. For further information, please refer to the flyer or registration website.

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