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Wesley Cannon Scholar in the news

Cannon Scholar alumna, Lily Neff, is featured in the National Conference of Undergraduate Research Proceedings!

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INBRE Mentor in the news

UD molecular biologist Mona Batish developed tools to understand how different types of ribonucleic acid (RNA) operate on a cellular level. Now she’s using those tools to understand how circular RNA turns up cancer activity in soft tissue tumors.

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INBRE Grant Renewed for 4th Round!

UD-led program receives $23.5M for biomed research

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INBRE program funded by NIH and State of Delaware for another five years!!

$23.5 MILLION TO EXPAND DELAWARE’S BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PIPELINE

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Cannon Scholars earn 4 award-certificates at 257th National ACS (American Chemical Society) Meeting

NSF S-STEM Cannon Scholars, Khadijah Bland (junior, biological chemistry), Kylea Lankford (senior, biology), Austin Lonski (senior, biological chemistry), Rachel Piper (junior, biological chemistry), Omasan Uyebi (senior, biology), and Jeremy Wirick (senior, biological chemistry), pitched their undergraduate research-project outcomes as four posters at the 257th National ACS Meeting, in Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019. Two projects delved on the analysis of organic compound dissolution in a variety of solvents, another looked at organic compound decomposition by microbes, and the fourth project detailed chemistry outreach activities to elementary and middle school students. Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza, Professor of Chemistry & Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research was principal mentor on all four Delaware-EPSCoR (WiCCED), Delaware-INBRE, and NASA-DESGC supported projects, and Dr. Kevin Shuman, Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives, co-mentored the microbiology component of one project. The four biological chemistry majors earned award-certificates for their presentation. 

 

Photo (l to r): D’Souza, Uyebi, Bland, Lankford, Wirick, Piper, Lonski

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Cannon Scholars earn 4 award-certificates at 257th National ACS (American Chemical Society) Meeting

NSF S-STEM Cannon Scholars, Khadijah Bland (junior, biological chemistry), Kylea Lankford (senior, biology), Austin Lonski (senior, biological chemistry), Rachel Piper (junior, biological chemistry), Omasan Uyebi (senior, biology), and Jeremy Wirick (senior, biological chemistry), pitched their undergraduate research-project outcomes as four posters at the 257th National ACS Meeting, in Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019. Two projects delved on the analysis of organic compound dissolution in a variety of solvents, another looked at organic compound decomposition by microbes, and the fourth project detailed chemistry outreach activities to elementary and middle school students. Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza, Professor of Chemistry & Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research was principal mentor on all four Delaware-EPSCoR (WiCCED), Delaware-INBRE, and NASA-DESGC supported projects, and Dr. Kevin Shuman, Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives, co-mentored the microbiology component of one project. The four biological chemistry majors earned award-certificates for their presentation. 

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First Friday offering up seeds of spring – Delaware State News

“Get your STEM on!” will be hosted by graduating senior Lily Neff and other students from Wesley College’s Science Club, a project overseen by Kris Roeske, who has been a lab supervisor and an adjunct chemistry professor at Wesley College since 2014. STEM, also seen as STEAM, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, (Arts,) and Mathematics.

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Growing the future of healthcare | Health Sciences

A look at how HOSA is impacting some of our UD students even years later.

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HOSA students dive into competition, innovation at STAR | Health Sciences

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Harnessing UD’s growing neuroscience network | UDaily

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UD helping military veterans | UDaily

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DSU Research Day

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Reframing the problem

Prof. Roderick L. Carey talks about the educational challenges facing Black and Latino boys

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New weapon against breast cancer | UDaily

UD researchers Emily Day, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Joel Rosenthal, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and their labs have shown that a combination of two minimally invasive therapies could give doctors a more powerful weapon against this cancer as well as others.

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Enlighten Me : UD professors team up on cerebral palsy research

INBRE pilot project researchers Curtis Johnson and Jeremy Crenshaw discuss how they are combining their individual studies to reduce falls and enable physical activity in children with cerebral palsy.

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One Health Symposium

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How Nutrisystem CEO promotes gender equality

What advice would you give young women who are entering STEM careers?

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Wesley College 4th Annual Health and Wellness Summit

Wesley College’s 4th Annual Health and Wellness Education Summit:
A Continuing Education Event for Professionals and the Delaware Community

March 23, 2019
10:00 am -2:00pm
Doors open at 9:15 AM
Wesley Health Sciences Building, 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE

Attendees will be served breakfast and lunch and will tour the Occupational Therapy program facilities.

Cost will be $50 per licensed professional
Non-professionals $25 each
Student admission is FREE

Please RSVP to reserve your seat:
wesleysotaboard@gmail.com

OR

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NIH Director Cillins visits UD’s ‘vibrant research community’ | UDaily

‘Fireside Chat’ explores priorities, potential and perils of health-related research

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Christiana Care CRISPR technique could mean less chemo for lung cancer patients

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Medical School Aspirations Support by new MAPS

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SAVE THE DATE!!!

2019 Delaware IDeA Symposium

November 7 & 8, 2019

University of Delaware – Tower at STAR

This exciting symposium will feature participation from the NIH and Delaware State Congressional delegation. We hope you can join us for this awesome networking opportunity!!

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Will we ever find a cure for cancer? | UDaily

Seeking solutions to a healthcare problem

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Leadership in biomedical engineering | UDaily

Dawn Elliott, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, is being recognized as one of those multitalented academics. Elliott, a Blue and Gold Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award.

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NIH Director Collins, Sen. Coons at UD on March 1 | UDaily

UD President Dennis Assanis to moderate discussion on improving America’s health.

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Certificate in optimizing big data inspires student to pursue master’s | UDaily

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PostBaccalaureate program at The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine

Are you interested in gaining biomedical research experience in preparation for an MD-PhD program?

Our PostBacc program offers laboratory research, patient-centered experiences, MCAT test prep and application guidance to recent college graduates who aim to pursue advanced training and careers as physician-scientists. JAX’s PostBacc will help you stand out.

Application deadline is March 31, 2019. Program start date is July 2019.

Find program details, eligibility requirements and application instructions here: https://www.jax.org/pbj

If you have questions, please contact us at: pbj@jax.org

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Artificial muscle power | UDaily

University of Delaware researchers are developing a medical device to help children with cerebral palsy. The device includes a novel artificial muscle that can assist when a child’s own muscle power isn’t enough to complete a movement. From left to right are Joy Goswami, Elisa Arch, Martha Hall, Samuel Lee, Ahad Behboodi and Prabhpreet Gill.

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Gene-Editing Tool Reverses Cancer Resistance to Chemotherapy

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University of Delaware , College of Health Sciences Research Day Feb. 1

Here’s your chance to see and hear about some of the cutting-edge work going on in the College of Health Sciences. Join us for CHS Research Day Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Tower at STAR audion. The event includes more than 100 research posters on display in the Audion as well as a lunchtime research resource panel featuring Anshuman Razdan, associate vice president of Research Development; Cathy Wu of the UD Data Science Institute; Robert Akins of Delaware INBRE and Delaware CTR ACCEL; and Jeff Caplan, director of the Bioimaging Center.

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Bringing life-changing innovations to market | UDaily

The UD component of DRIVEN is being led by, from left to right: Steven Stanhope, principal investigator of Delaware INBRE and associate vice president for research; Julius Korley, principal investigator of UD’s component of DRIVEN and director of entrepreneurship and strategic partnerships for the College of Engineering and CEO of Affinity Therapeutics; and Michael Bowman, associate director of the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships.

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Neuroscience Symposium

February 22, 2019 at the STAR Campus, University of Delaware

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DelawareBio, UD Alumni Association Band Together to Keep Grads in the First State – Delaware Bio Science Association

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Protecting human subjects in research | University of Delaware

Changes governing research with humans expected to take effect Jan. 21

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New Partnership Integrates Wilmington University into Delaware’s Biomedical Community

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Graduate teaching with impact on undergraduate learning | UDaily

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Summit Awards

The 2018 Delaware INBRE Research Summit Award is Delaware INBRE’s highest level of scientific recognition. This award is reserved for INBRE investigators who fulfill the Delaware INBRE mission by achieving independence as a scientist conducting biomedical research.  The most recent recipients of this award were ; Dr. Thomas Planchon, Dr. Megan Wenner, Dr. Curtis Johnson, and Dr. John Slater. Congratulations to all awarded.

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INBRE Grant Helps Wesley Build New Infrastructure | Wesley College

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DSU students shine brightly at AMP Competition

Congratulations to the winners.

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Highly Cited Researchers | UDaily

Congratulations Dr. Wu! Dr. Wu is the Program Coordinator for the Delaware INBRE program.

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Wesley College STEM Department Presented Research at Conference | Wesley College

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Wesley Faculty Lectures on Observed Errors in Manner of Death Reporting | Wesley College

Dr. D’Souza, INBRE Institutional PI, presents at IEEE Conference.

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Scientists report CRISPR restores effectiveness of lung cancer treatment

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A new way to use CRISPR | UDaily

Gene editing with CRISPR technology has been called “one of the biggest science stories of the decade” for its applications to medicine, agriculture and much more. CRISPR allows scientists to precisely target and edit DNA within living cells, which could help them correct anomalies that cause inherited diseases. The first clinical trials in humans are underway in China.

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Congratulations Claudine Jurkovitz, MD, MPH

Congratulations to Dr. Jurkovitz! Each year, the members of the Junior Investigators Network nominate exceptional mentors for the Seema S. Sonnad Mentor of the Year Award. Dr. Jurkovitz holds the position of Co-Director for INBRE’s Centralized Shared Resources Core.

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Wesley Students Help Children Explore Chemistry | Wesley College

Through the Delaware Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program sponsorship, the Wesley students exhibited engaging, space-themed, scientific principles in the construction of dry-ice comets, galaxy bottles, lava lamps, and UV-bracelets. The activities allowed the primary and middle school participants to learn about the importance of collaborative engagement, thoughtful questions and approaches, and the substance of failure in science.

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Delaware INBRE at Christiana Care celebrates mentorship of many promising summer scholars – Christiana Care News

Christiana Care Summer Scholars in the news.

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Blocking ‘secondary cataracts’

Director of Delaware INBRE’s Education and Professional Development Core, Melinda Duncan, highlights her research on cataracts.

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Using CRISPR for the ‘smaller wins,’ like making chemotherapy less toxic – STAT

“The future of gene-editing is full of big things — big breakthroughs, big ethical questions, and big business — but we must not overlook the value of smaller wins. Those, in fact, can be big wins for patients.” Read more from our director’s op-ed in STAT News  

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$25 million for research | UDaily

The University of Delaware and four other institutions will receive $25 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health and the state of Delaware to continue research programs that improve patient care and public health, officials announced Friday.
Delaware’s Center for Translational Research ACCEL Program will continue its efforts to bolster and expand clinical and translational research in the First State, thanks to the grant renewal from the federal and state agencies.

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DSU Receives $600,000 DoD grant

The Department of Defense through the U.S. Army recently awarded Delaware State University optics researchers a three-year/$600,000 grant for the study of an alloy that could improve the performance of night vision systems and other scientific instruments.

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Mindfulness Summit

The Mindfulness Summit is a community awareness event designed to teach, inform, and inspire those who want to learn more about the practice of mindfulness and how to incorporate it into their personal and professional lives. Well-known authors Cara Bradley and Michael Carroll will headline this year’s event which will include breakout sessions on mindfulness and its growing role in healthcare, mental health, athletics, education and the workplace.

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Wesley’s STEM Program Participates in Super Senator Day | Wesley College

As part of a Wesley, DE-EPSCoR and DE-INBRE outreach program, STEM students demonstrated a variety of chemistry experiments for attendees, while staff highlighted Wesley’s Science and Math undergraduate degrees and programs.

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Young Innovators

University of Delaware assistant professors Emily Day and Jason Gleghorn have been named Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering for 2018.

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Interview with Dr. Gleghorn, INBRE Summer Scholar Research Mentor and Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware.

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CBCB’s Director, Dr. Cathy Wu launches the Data Science Institute!

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Food security under changing climate | UDaily

Jeff Caplan, Co-Director of the Delaware INBRE Centralized Shared Resources Core, in the news!

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Summer internships provide hands-on experience

Great article about undergraduate research. Riley Curtin was an INBRE Summer Scholar at Nemours this past summer!

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Connecting with research

INBRE Summer Scholar, Alissa Strouse! Read about INBRE and Associate and Arts students participating in research.

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Healthy or unhealthy food — what’s in your cupboard? | UDaily

Ivy Kahete is a senior, majoring in medical diagnostics and a Delaware INBRE Summer Scholar!

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Carbon nanotube composite coatings used to create smart textiles

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Program Exposes Local College Students to the Medical Field

Delaware INBRE and Christiana Care Health Systems on NBC10. Great coverage!

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Deep data dive helps researchers predict spastic cerebral palsy

Great story about interdisciplinary work going on involving A.I. duPont Hospital for Children| Nemours and University of Delaware and featuring many people associated with Delaware INBRE.

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Del Tech magazine highlights CRISPR

The world’s revolutionary gene editing technology is coming to college classrooms in Delaware and around the country, thanks to a $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to Delaware Technical Community College in partnership with the Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute.

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NSF recognizes future knowledge experts | UDaily

Congrats to Zach Sexton, a 2017 Delaware INBRE Summer Scholar with mentor Jason Gleghorn. He is is one of 11 current UD students and alumni who have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards for 2018.

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NSF awards announced

Zachary Sexton, a 2017 Delaware INBRE Summer Scholar, is one of 11 current UD students and alumni who have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards for 2018.

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Relevant at 64? Seniors need to stay active to be healthy and avert loneliness

This article quotes Lisa Jaremka, a Delaware INBRE pilot project investigator. It’s not about her research with INBRE but fascinating nonetheless!

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Del Tech students learn Crispr

Check out this video from WDEL showing how Delaware Technical Community College students are learning about gene editing, thanks to a collaboration with Christiana Care’s Gene Editing Institute. Watch video here.

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Delaware Tech students learn how to edit DNA

Delaware INBRE has been a longtime supporter of the Gene Editing Institute. It’s exciting to see these collaborations between Delaware INBRE partners come to fruition, thanks to funding from the NSF.

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John Slater receives NSF Career Award

John Slater, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Delaware and a former Delaware INBRE pilot investigator, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career award to develop a tissue-engineered model of ischemic microstroke.

The grant, which is expected to total $530,000, started on March 15, 2018 and will last until February 28, 2023.

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NIH gives UD professor $2.3 million to study Achilles injuries

Congratulations Dr. Silbernagel! Dr. Silbernagel is an INBRE Scholars Mentor and has hosted several of our students in our summer research program.

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Christiana Care doctors examine gene editing to improve patient response to lung cancer treatments

Great coverage of the inaugural lung cancer symposium yesterday at Christiana Care Health System.

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UD biomedical engineer lands NSF Career award

Congratulations to John Slater, a former Delaware INBRE pilot investigator!

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How CRISPR works, explained in two minutes

What does a bloodhound and a construction crane have to do with the powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR? Take a look.

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UD announces new Data Science Institute and founding director

Congratulations to Cathy Wu, who serves as program coordinator for Delaware INBRE!

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Improving Diversity in Basic Biomedical Research | NIHMD Insights Blog

In NIMHD’s guest blog post, NIGMS director Jon Lorsch discusses how our Institute aims to train and retain an inclusive and diverse workforce in basic biomedical research.

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CRISPR in high school? Delaware students get hands-on gene editing training

The program expands on a National Science Foundation grant in which the Gene Editing Institute partners with Delaware Technical Community College to provide curriculum to educate future research lab workers. It’s believed to be the first time an NSF grant has been used to educate students on a high school level, with the potential to expand to schools across the nation.

The first students to participate are from Wilmington Friends and The Tatnall School, who came with their teachers to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care.

Students took the necessary materials back to their school labs, which they will use to manipulate genes in yeast cells, turning them from white to red using CRISPR, a gene-editing tool.

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Searching for the Big Picture

Large-scale analysis of images along with the text could soon be possible, thanks to new research led by Hagit Shatkay, an associate professor of computer and information sciences at the University of Delaware. She has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to pursue this direction.

This ability could accelerate fundamental, potentially life-saving biomedical research. Researchers often need to examine hundreds and even thousands of published journal articles in short order. Finding the pivotal, evidence-supported information within the publication is a tricky task when essential experimental evidence lies in images and captions that are not automatically searchable by Google or PubMed.

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Delaware high school students research rare diseases | College of Health Sciences

A great annual event at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children| Nemours.

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April 26-27: Health informatics seminar

The University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies is offering the Population Health Informatics for Healthcare Leaders Seminar on the Newark campus this spring. Aimed at clinicians and other healthcare professionals who need to better understand the applications and implications of healthcare data, analytics, and data management and assessment, the two-day program takes place April 26-27 and focuses on how big data can be leveraged to improve patient care, reduce costs and manage population health.

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Delaware benefits from federal science funding. Make sure we keep it.

A great message from Bill Farquhar, who knows firsthand the importance of biomedical research funding, both as a recipient of a Delaware INBRE pilot project and a later as an established researcher with R01 funding. His column mentions Dave Edwards, PI of the Cardiovascular COBRE at UD, and Megan Wenner, who also previously received funding from INBRE.

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Past INBRE investigator named ‘Rising Star’

John Slater, a past INBRE investigator, won a Rising Star award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) group earlier this month.

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UD undergrads compete in regional symposium

Several Delaware INBRE Summer Scholars were among those taking home prizes in the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of MD Baltimore County.

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Winners at AIChE meeting

Victoria Muir, a 2015 INBRE Summer Scholar, won first place in MESD division for her poster.

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Familiar research faces among ‘Intriguing Delawareans’

Kelvin Lee, Eric Kmiec and Amira Idris are among those named to the list of 36 by Delaware Today.

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UD receives EPSCOR grants for research

Among those involved in the grants are Shawn Polson, director of the Bioinformatics Network of Delaware, and Cathy Wu, program coordinator of Delaware INBRE.

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Gene Editing Institute partnership

Personalized cancer therapies are on the horizon, thanks to a new genomic cancer research partnership between the Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and the biotechnology company NovellusDx.

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Increasing research opportunities in Delaware

Research and clinical care in the same space increases overall healthcare.

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More coverage of UD/VA agreement

The News Journal details the agreement.

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Wilmington VA teams up with UD to help veterans

NBC Channel 10 captured details of the agreement.

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Online bioinformatics certificate launched at UD

Offered completely online, the program is designed for working professionals who wish to gain knowledge and practical experience in bioinformatics. The four-course graduate curriculum can be completed in one year.

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TNBC researchers supported by Delaware INBRE

UD researchers chose to test their hypothesis on triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) because this subtype accounts for 15 to 20 percent of diagnosed breast cancer cases.

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DSU awarded neuroscience grant

The RISE grant will focus on the graduate biology and neuroscience programs. Funding will increase the school’s ties to the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research.

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Del Tech students participate in Wesley Scholars Day

Five students from the Terry and Stanton campuses of DTCC participated in Scholars Day at Wesley College.

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INBRE alum honored by UD’s Horn program

Erica Comber, a 2016 INBRE Summer Scholar, was awarded the Brad and Jennifer Bono Award for her entrepreneurial leadership and social impact.

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Posters on the Hill

Lily Neff,  a Wesley College biological chemistry student, presented research at the CUR 2017 Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C.

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UD partners on innovation space

UD, DuPont and state collaborate on scientific entrepreneurship. The Delaware Innovation Space Inc. is located at DuPont’s Experimental Station facility in Wilmington.

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Rehab to Go wins

Cory and the Rehab to Go team win!

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DSU students participate in inaugural research day

Undergraduate and graduate students showcased their work in the event.

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Wesley alumnae speak at town hall

Riza Bautista and Samantha Weber about their experiences in graduate school.

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Wentzien presents at conference

Derald Wentzien presents at the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference.

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INBRE student first author

Dunia Tunob was a 2015 Delaware INBRE Summer Scholar.

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Data science symposium

University of Delaware faculty invited to attend event hosted by the Research Office.

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Dr. D’Souza presents at Delaware Bio Life Science Professionals

Dr. Malcolm D’Souza, Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research at Wesley College,  discussed Delaware and obesity at the Life Science Professionals event sponsored by Delaware BioScience.

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Summer Scholar receives NSF award

Peter Sariano is among 12 UD students who won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

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Wesley student presents at AAAS

Austin Luna presented his poster on melanoma at the AAAS meeting.

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Stanhope part of talk for HOSA

The HOSA conference brought 800 high school students to campus during spring break.

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Rehab to Go

Delaware INBRE Summer Scholar Corey Cacciola competes in the First Step Grand Challenges.

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Wesley College _ Health & Wellness Summit

2nd Annual Health and Wellness Summit April 9th, 2017

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Women of STEM at Wesley

Wesley College highlights INBRE-supported alumnae leaving their mark in STEM.

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Wesley College Scholars Day

Join Wesley College as it celebrates Scholars Day from 1-5 p.m. April 12, 2017

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Dr. D’Souza to speak at the next Delaware Bio Life Science Professionals event

“Wesley College Data Science Research: Impact of Obesity in Delaware”

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Rare Diseases Day at Nemours

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals are partnering for the 3rd Annual Rare Disease Day Student Research Event.

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UD research could benefit biopharm, NIIMBL

The University of Delaware was named as the 11th site in the nationwide Manufacturing USA Institute.

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Cathy Wu ranked Highly Cited Researcher

Delaware INBRE’s Cathy Wu has been named a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters.

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Undergraduate Research Club

Today’s University of Delaware students are conducting research all over – on campus, in the community and even around the globe.

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