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Samantha Grist has been awarded the esteemed Killam Doctoral Fellowship by the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowships are awarded every year to the most exceptional doctoral degree candidates at UBC. The fellowships are the University’s most prestigious merit-based graduate award. Samantha is pursuing her doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Karen Cheung and Dr. Lukas Chrostowski in the area of Microsystems and Nanotechnoloy.
This year’s top prize at the BCIC New Ventures Competition was awarded to Microdermics, a painless alternative to deliver vaccinations and therapeutics and monitor drugs in the bloodstream. Microdermics’ proprietary, hollow metal microneedle injection system both eliminates the need for hypodermic needles, and improves the patient experience.
The Royal Society of Canada has invited UBC Professor Purang Abolmaesumi to join the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, in recognition of his pioneering research in medical imaging. His work in this field has brought new technology into the healthcare industry. Thousands of cancer patients have directly benefited from his image analysis techniques. Scientists all over the world use Prof. Abolmaesumi’s ultrasound imaging techniques to make new discoveries through his contributions to open-source software. Prof.
Prof. Dumont spoke to Global News last Friday about a new non-invasive way to monitor migraine headaches, which is helping to shed light on electrical activity in the brain.
"For innovative applications of advanced control and signal processing methods that have been commercialized worldwide." Here are some of the groundbreaking research projects Dr. Dumont has been working on lately.
Aspect Biosystems, which aims to fundamentally change the way we develop drugs and treat disease by enabling the printing of living human tissues, was named “most promising startup” at the 2016 Technology Impact Awards. The ceremony, held last night at the Vancouver Convention Centre, brought together more than 1,000 people affiliated with the BC Tech Association.
If one end of a piece of metal is kept over fire, you probably don't want to hold the other end in your hand. This is because conductors of electricity also conduct heat. Yet, here, Dr. Alireza Nojeh reports on an unusual and counter-intuitive phenomenon called Heat Trap, whereby heat stays confined to a region of a conductor, without spreading to the surroundings.
Recent paper generates lively discussions on reddit and Hacker News Back in 2000 processor scheduling was thought to be a solved problem in operating systems. The multicore era demanded new optimizations, which eventually made schedulers complex and prone to bugs. In a paper prepared for EuroSys16, Prof. Sasha Fedorova, and her colleagues investigate bugs in the Linux scheduler that waste cores by leaving them idle while applications are waiting to run, and create new tools to help keep these bugs at bay.
An automated system for delivering anesthetic developed at UBC just completed a 400 patient clinical trial and is ready for the next step towards regular inclusion in clinical practice. Icontrol-RP automatically dispenses medication every five seconds. The level of anesthetic is carefully controlled for individual patients during surgery. "We give exactly what that particular patient needs. Nothing more, nothing less," says Professor Guy Dumont.