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Nicki Driscoll Awarded Sol Pollack Best PhD Thesis Award

Dr. Nicki Driscoll, who recently presented her doctoral dissertation has received the Sol Pollack award for Best Ph.D. Thesis! This award is no surprise and highlights her dedication and hard work. Dissertation Title: Building and Validating Next-Generation Neurodevices Using Novel Materials, Fabrication, and Analytic Strategies Congratulations Nicki!

Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA Virtual Mardi Gras Gala

Join the EFEPA March 5 – 7, 2021 for a Carnival Weekend! There’s something for the whole family.  This annual event will be virtual this year. Test your luck at the Friday night Online Poker Tournament. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit at the Virtual Gala & Community Showcase Saturday evening. Then, finish the weekend off at […]

Funding Available! T32 Training Grant Applications OPEN!

Call for Trainee Applications: NIH Neuroengineering and Medicine T32 Training Grant PI: Brian Litt, MD Funding: for stipend, tuition, travel and research supplies for 1-2 years Predoctoral trainees: Engineering PhD students who have completed their course work Postdoctoral trainees: MD clinical fellows (preferably) Trainees must be US citizens or resident aliens (green card holders) Goal: to train predoctoral […]

Nicolette Driscoll to Present Doctoral Dissertation Defense

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania along with Drs. Brian Litt and Flavia Vitale are pleased to announce the doctoral dissertation defense of Nicolette Driscoll. Title: Building and Validating Next-Generation Neurodevices Using Novel Materials, Fabrication, and Analytic Strategies Date: December 18, 2020 Time: 10 am The public is welcome to attend the virtual defense […]

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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