Engineering Associate Professor Kareen Coulombe’s Engineered Cardiac Tissues for Regeneration received the most votes and was crowned Innovation of the Year at the first Innovation@Brown Showcase, an opportunity for Rhode Island’s entrepreneurs, startup founders, venture capitalists, and industry leaders to preview cutting-edge technologies, startups and innovative ideas emerging out of Brown University.
Brown’s Elaine I. Savage Associate Professor of Engineering Anita Shukla has been named one of 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). This group of early- and mid-career professionals comes from a wide-range of health-related fields, including internal medicine, psychiatry, radiology, biomedical engineering, and public health.
Sophie Brown, “Deciphering the roles of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease,” supported by the Dr. Achilles Frangistas Fund For Neurodegeneration Research, the Gordon S. Macklin '50 Endowed Fellowship and the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund
Kiara Lee will graduate with a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering and a master’s degree in Global Public health, which she earned through the Open Graduate Education Program. Her dissertation, Leveraging Biotransport Mechanisms in the Design of Technologies to Improve Access to Blood-Based Diagnostics, was selected for the Joukowsky Prize in the life sciences.
BME and econ concentrator Moksh Mehta '26 and psychology and physics concentrator Vini Rupchandani '24 are working on Irada, a mobile application that creates a personalized Ikigai - a Japanese concept referring to the union of passion, mission, profession, and vocation - profile and allows users to set ‘Ikigoals’ using behavioral change techniques and social incentives.
The Excellence in Teaching in Engineering Award is presented to a faculty member in the School of Engineering in recognition of outstanding classroom teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate students. Srivastava, the Howard M. Reisman ’76, P’09 Assistant Professor of Engineering, teaches Analytical Modeling for Biomechanical and Biomedical Systems (ENGN 2911R) in the fall and Biomechanics (ENGN 1210) in the spring.