Collaborator Larry Smarr recently underwent colectomy (removal of a section of his colon due to Crohn’s disease) and we tracked his recovery using our noninvasive GI technology. An IEEE Pulse cover story was published describing his journey entitled: "The Quantified Patient Checks In: Larry Smarr's Experiments in Self-Tracking for Health". See full article here.
Armen won the 2017 Engelson PhD Thesis Award for his thesis entitled: "Towards Noninvasive Functional Gastrointestinal Assessment with Multi-Electrode Surface Potential Recordings". The award recognizes the best PhD Thesis of the academic year in the Department of Bioengineering according to the following criteria: originality, depth of the analysis, and significance of the work and its potential impact.
Dae won the 2017 Shunichi Usami PhD Thesis Design Award for his thesis entitled: "Clinically-Guided Engineering for Scaling Wearable Health Monitoring: Adhesive Stretchable Sensors and Dynamic Statistical Analyses in Sleep Medicine". The award is for the most meritorious PhD thesis of the academic year with a special emphasis on the design aspects of bioengineering.
Armen won the young investigator award for his presentation entitled: "Improving the Clinical Utility of Electrogastrography by Conducting Simultaneous High-Resolution Electrogastrogram and Antroduodenal Manometry in Children" at the 2017 International Gastrointestinal Electrophysiology Society (iGES) Annual Meeting.
The Siebel Scholars program recognizes exceptional students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. The 92 distinguished students of the Class of 2017 join the more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, researchers, and philanthropists from past Siebel Scholars classes to form an unmatched professional and personal network. Through the program, this formidable group brings together their diverse perspectives from business, science, and engineering to influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future. See full announcement here.
Neuromodulation: The Science is a cross-disciplinary summit to advance the field of neuroscience, held biannually. The conference offers a dynamic and collaborative learning environment, fostering scientific discourse and outfitting the world’s finest researchers, industry innovators, scientists and clinicians in neuroscience and neuromodulation with the tools they need to advance the field. At Neuromodulation: The Science, adistinguished faculty of international experts in their specialties present the best, most current science of Neuromodulation leading us in a discussion on what is known, what is not known, and how we can work to close the gap. Hayat's talk was entitled: "Gastric electric stimulation in children". See full agenda here.