https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Anastasio-to-chair-NIH-Biomedical-Imaging-Technology-Study-Section.aspx829Anastasio to chair NIH biomedical imaging technology group<p>​<a href="/Profiles/Pages/Mark-Anastasio.aspx">Mark Anastasio</a>, professor of biomedical engineering and of electrical & systems engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed chair of the National Institutes of Health Biomedical Imaging Technology B Study Section (BMIT-B) for a two-year term beginning July 1.<br/></p><img alt="Mark Anastasio" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Anastasio_Mark_2017.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>The Biomedical Imaging Technology Study Sections review applications involving basic, applied, and pre-clinical aspects of the design and development of biomedical imaging system technologies, their components, software, and mathematical methods for studies from the cellular to human scale.</p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p>Anastasio, also professor and of radiology and of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine, is an internationally recognized expert on computational imaging science and the development of novel computed biomedical imaging systems. He is the founding director of Washington University’s recently established interdisciplinary Imaging Science doctoral program.<br/></p>Mark Anastasio2018-03-06T06:00:00ZProfessor Mark Anastasio is an internationally recognized expert on computational imaging science and the development of novel computed biomedical imaging systems.
https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/3-Questions-with-PhD-Candidate-Weimin-Zhou.aspx8263 Questions with PhD Candidate Weimin ZhouWeimin Zhou received the Cum Laude Poster Award (first place) at the 2018 SPIE Medical Imaging Conference for his paper “Learning the ideal observer for SKE detection tasks by use of convolutional neural networks.” SPIE is an international not-for-profit professional society for optics and photonics technology. <br/><br/>At WashU, Zhou is a member of the <a href="https://anastasiolab.wustl.edu/">Computational Imaging Science Laboratory</a> and a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering.<br/><img alt="Weimin Zhou" src="/news/PublishingImages/Weimin%20Zhou.JPG?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p> <strong>How does your lab work together for a common goal?</strong> Our lab has a strong collaborative environment to do research on computational and theoretical imaging science. Every lab member actively shares their ideas for solving problems and advancing emerging imaging methods in the lab. Our research has implications on clinical medicine and basic biomedical research, such as early detection and management of cancer, vascular diseases, brain injuries, and characterization of biomaterials. <br/></p><p>Methods of artificial intelligence are widely used nowadays and have achieved many successes in broad fields. My research focuses on solving problems in imaging science such as image quality assessment, imaging system optimization, and image reconstruction.<br/></p><p> <strong>Who is you mentor and why?</strong> My academic mentor <a href="/Profiles/Pages/Mark-Anastasio.aspx">Mark Anastasio</a> is an internationally recognized expert on imaging science. He is also a great mentor that can train students in a very efficient way. I am very thankful for the training and instruction.<br/></p><div style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 20px 20px; font-style: italic; font-size: 0.95em; color: #666666; text-align: center;"> <img src="/news/PublishingImages/WashU%20Engineers%20Zhou%20and%20Moerner.JPG?RenditionID=6" alt="Weimin Zhou and W.E. Moerner" style="margin: 5px;"/> <br/>Weimin Zhou and W.E. Moerner</div><p> <strong>Why WashU?</strong> I love being here! My best memory is hearing a Weissman Lecture given by Nobel laureate and WashU Engineering alumnus W.E. Moerner in November 2015. I was really happy and excited when I was attending the lecture to hear the world-class speech given by Nobel laureate. After the lecture, I also took a picture with Dr. W.E. Moerner. <br/></p><p>​<br/></p><div class="cstm-section"><h3>Engineer your way.<br/></h3><ul><li> <a href="/prospective-students/graduate-admissions/Pages/default.aspx" style="font-size: 1em; background-color: #ffffff;">PhD Admissions</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/Programs/Pages/default.aspx" style="font-size: 1em; background-color: #ffffff;">PhD Programs</a><br/></li></ul></div>Weimin ZhouKristen Otto2018-03-05T06:00:00Z"Our lab has a strong collaborative environment to do research on computational and theoretical imaging science."
https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Global-Health-Week-events-planned.aspx819Global Health Week events planned<p>​Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to finding solutions for some of the world’s largest challenges; a set of activities and events next week will focus on the many facets of one challenge that affects all of us.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Global-Health-Week-760x380.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>Global Health Week programs begin Monday, Feb. 26, and run until Thursday, March 1. The panel discussions and screenings, organized by Washington University’s <a href="https://publichealth.wustl.edu/global-health-student-advisory-committee/">Global Health Student Advisory Committee</a>, are designed to educate and engage the community on a wide range of health-care issues.</p><p>Topics to be discussed and explored include nutrition and food security; gender and HIV transmission and treatment disparities; and global health careers. A documentary screening, presented by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, also will be part of the week’s lineup. It features filmmaker Carl Gierstorfer and Science magazine writer Jon Cohen’s reporting on Ebola and HIV/AIDS.</p><p>The events are free and open to the public; visit the <a href="https://publichealth.wustl.edu/news/global-health-week-2018/">Global Health Week website</a> to learn more and register. Global Health Week is sponsored by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Global Health Center at the university’s Institute for Public Health. The week is co-sponsored by the Brown School, School of Medicine, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Olin Business School and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.<br/></p>Erika Ebsworth-Goold https://source.wustl.edu/2018/02/global-health-week-events-planned/2018-02-22T06:00:00ZGlobal Health Week programs start Monday, Feb. 26, and run until Thursday, March 1. The panel discussions and screenings are designed to educate and engage the community on a wide range of health-care issues.<p>​Nutrition, HIV, health careers among topics<br/></p>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/LEAP-Inventor-Challenge-awards-funds-to-five-WashU-research-teams.aspx818Five university research teams win LEAP awards<p>​Five Washington University in St. Louis research teams have been selected to receive funding as part of the fall 2017 cycle of the Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program, better known as the <a href="http://sites.wustl.edu/skandalaris/funding/leap/">LEAP Inventor Challenge</a> (LEAP).<br/></p><p>LEAP exists to propel Washington University intellectual property towards commercialization. The money that teams win helps fund their early stage research so that they can turn their concepts and ideas into viable products and services. The competition supports all Washington University faculty, postdoc, staff and graduate student teams.<br/></p><p>Three of the five winning teams in fall 2017 have ties to the School of Engineering & Applied Science.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/WashU%20Engineering%20LEAP%20Entrepreneurship%20Inventors.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p rtenodeid="1"><strong>3D Graphene-Based Nanocomposite Assemblies for Next Generation Water Treatment Membranes: </strong>This project is a unique, three-dimensional graphene oxide (GO) nanoscale composites as multifunctional, self-assembling, platform materials for advanced water treatment membranes. Management includes professors <a href="/Profiles/Pages/John-Fortner.aspx">John Fortner</a> and <a href="/Profiles/Pages/Pratim-Biswas.aspx">Pratim Biswas</a>.<br/></p><p><strong>Re-inventing Arterial Blood Gas Measurements: </strong>This project is a new medical device that performs laboratory tests without needing to draw blood. Management includes Professor <a href="/Profiles/Pages/Lan-Yang.aspx">Lan Yang</a>.<br/></p><p><strong>​Absorbable Negative Pressure Wound Closure Device: </strong>This project is an absorbable, vacuum-sealing biomaterial for complex wounds to speed patients’ healing without returning to the operating room. Management includes Farshid Guilak.<br/></p><p>Read more on <a href="https://skandalaris.wustl.edu/2018/02/19/leap-inventor-challenge-awards-five-washu-research-teams/">skandalaris.wustl.edu.</a><br/></p>Shauna Williams, Skandalaris Centerhttps://skandalaris.wustl.edu/2018/02/19/leap-inventor-challenge-awards-five-washu-research-teams/2018-02-19T06:00:00ZLeadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program (LEAP) exists to propel Washington University intellectual property towards commercialization. Three of the five winning teams have ties to the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/In-the-media-WashU-startup-SentiAR-Inc--awarded-$2-2M-NIH-grant.aspx813In the media: WashU startup SentiAR Inc. awarded $2.2M NIH grant<p>​<a href="http://www.sentiar.com/">SentiAR Inc.</a>, a startup that spun out of <a href="http://medicine.wustl.edu/">Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Medicine</a> and <a href="http://engineering.wustl.edu/">School of Engineering</a> last year, has been getting a lot of media attention.<br/><br/></p><div class="div.youtube-wrap"><div class="iframe-container"> <iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZghC1X-Mk0g"></iframe> <br/></div></div><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/SentiAR-technology.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/startup-making-heart-holograms-in-st-louis-gets-million-hih/article_b0a94a15-2486-5e20-a29d-05651c407d71.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch, </a>the <a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2018/02/13/feds-give-2-2-million-to-startup-that-puts-ar-tech.html">St. Louis Business Journal </a>and<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2018/02/13/feds-give-2-2-million-to-startup-that-puts-ar-tech.html"> </a><a href="http://healthiar.com/sentiar-adds-real-time-holographic-visualization-to-cardiac-ablation">HealthiAR</a><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2018/02/13/feds-give-2-2-million-to-startup-that-puts-ar-tech.html"> </a>have all shared that the biotech startup will receive $2.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).</p><p>SentiAR is developing augmented reality software for use in cardiac procedures. Through a holographic headset, the SentiAR platform converts outputs from CT, MRI, and catheter mapping into a real-time hologram of the heart that “floats” above the patient. Within this sterile field, cardiologists can view, measure and manipulate the holographic heart model in real time in the operating room. The “real-time” aspect of SentiAR’s technology is key: While other companies have used holographic technology for training simulations, SentiAR is one of the first to offer a live, real-time view of the patient’s actual anatomy in the operating room. The goal of the SentiAR technology is to reduce operating time and exposure to radiation while improving accuracy. Another advantage: Using multiple headsets, more than one clinician can view the heart at the same time.</p><p>The platform uses technology developed by founders (and husband-and-wife team) Dr. Jennifer Silva and Biomedical Engineering Professor <a href="/Profiles/Pages/Jonathan-Silva.aspx">Jon Silva</a> at Washington University in St. Louis. <br/></p><p> BioGenerator is SentiAR’s lead investor. St. Louis investment firm Cultivation Capital also has invested in the company. SentiAR is planning to submit its technology to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration later this year.<br/></p><p>​<br/></p><p> <br/> </p><p> <br/> </p> <span> <div class="cstm-section"><h3>Collabo​rators​<br/></h3><div> <strong> <a href="/Profiles/Pages/Jonathan-Silva.aspx"> <img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Silva_Jon.jpg?RenditionID=3" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin: 5px;"/></a> <a href="/Profiles/Pages/Jonathan-Silva.aspx"> <strong>Jonathan Silva</strong></a><br/></strong></div><div> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Assistant ​​​Professor Biomedical Engineering</span></div><div> <br/> </div><div> <strong> <br/></strong></div><div> <strong> <a href="https://wuphysicians.wustl.edu/for-patients/find-a-physician/jennifer-n-silva"> <img src="/news/PublishingImages/Jennifer%20Silva.jpg?RenditionID=3" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin: 5px; width: 120px; height: 120px;"/></a>​​ <a href="https://wuphysicians.wustl.edu/for-patients/find-a-physician/jennifer-n-silva"><strong>Jennifer Silva, MD</strong></a></strong></div><div> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Assistant Professor</span></div><div> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Pediatrics</span></div><div> <span style="font-size: 12px;"><br/></span></div><div> <span style="font-size: 12px;"><br/></span></div></div></span>​​<br/><span> <div class="cstm-section"><h3>Media Coverage<br/></h3><div> <strong>St. Louis Post-Dispatch: </strong><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/business/unlocking-aging-and-eliminating-disease---milliporesigma-helps-solve/article_da94deb4-1d87-11e8-a7ed-97439a5baa90.html">Unlocking aging and eliminating disease - MilliporeSigma helps solve complex global problems</a><br/></div><div> <strong><br/>EQstl.com: </strong> <a href="http://eqstl.com/sentiar-scored-major-milestone-federal-grant-peer-review-process/">SentiAR Scored A Major Milestone In Federal Grant Peer Review Process</a><br/></div></div></span><br/>fuse.wustl.eduhttps://fuse.wustl.edu/washu-startup-sentiar-awarded-2-2m-nih-grant/2018-02-13T06:00:00ZThe company, which has its office in the Cortex innovation district, was officially spun out of Washington University’s Schools of Medicine and Engineering & Applied Science in 2017. 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