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CNE director Dr. Bin He, IEM director received the prestigious Academic Career Achievement Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), one of the world’s largest professional societies in bioengineering. This award represents the highest honor for the society to recognize one of its 10,000+ members each year. Dr. He was recognized “For significant contributions to neuroengineering research and education.”
3rd Annual Minnesota Neuromoduation Symposium was successfully held on April 16-17, 2015 with close to 400 participants. See here for details.
University of Minnesota launches MNDrive Initiative to conduct cluster faculty recruiting in areas related to Neuromodulation, Robotics, Sensors and Manufacturing. More details on faculty search related to neuroengineering can be seen here and here.
CNE director Bin He and colleagues were recently awarded a $9.5 million NIH U01 program grant to study the mechanisms, quantification and therapy of pain in sickle cell diseases (SCD) patients. Dr. Bin He will use EEG and fMRI to quantify pain in this project. Dr. Kalpna Gupta of Dept of Medicine is the lead PI of the grant.
CNE director Bin He and his team made a major advancement in brain-computer interface (BCI) research, demonstrating mind control of a flying robot using noninvasive brainwaves. The work was featured by Nature, BBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, New York Times, Scientific American, US News, among others. Click here to see the video.
CNE faculty awarded $3 million NSF IGERT training grant in Systems Neuroengineering, covering neural decoding, neuromodulation, and neural interfacing. See Newsletter for details.
CNE faculty Ebner and colleagues awarded $3.75 million NIH NINDS center core grant to study neurological diseases using mouse models.