12th Annual Biomechanics Research Symposium

Friday, May 8, 2015

STAR Campus
University of Delaware

  KEYNOTE SPEAKER - DAWN ELLIOTT
DawnElliott Keynote Lecture Title: Studying tissue biomechanics is like taking apart a cat to see how it works, you get a non-working cat

Dawn M. Elliott, PhD

Professor and Director of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware

Brief Biography
Dr. Elliott is a professor and director of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining Delaware in 2011, she spent 12 years in the University of Pennsylvania’s Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, where she was promoted to full professor. Dr. Elliott earned a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, a master’s degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.   Dr. Elliott is a leader in the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics.  She investigates the changes that occur in load-bearing fibrous tissues, such as disc, meniscus, and tendon, during development, with degeneration and injury, and following therapeutic interventions.  Her multi-scale approach, from the entire joint-level, to the tissue-scale, and to the micro-scale, integrates mechanical testing, mathematical modeling, and multi-modal imaging.  Dr. Elliott has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers, has an h-index of 34, and has been cited in over 2600 articles without self-citations (source: ISI Web of Science 3/2015). In 2015 she was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Van C. Mow Medal for significant contributions to the field of bioengineering.  Dr. Elliott has been an outstanding teacher, mentor, and contributor to the professions of biomedical engineering and orthopaedics.  In 2015 she was awarded the inaugural Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society.

 

Highlights

  • Poster and podium presentations will be given by students with awards for the best presentations
  • Check out ongoing biomechanical research projects
  • Social interaction and networking among faculty, students, clinical collaborators and industry professionals
  • Keynote address
  • Morning snack and lunch provided for all who register

Abstract Submission and Deadline Information

  • Abstract deadline is March 25, 2015- CLOSED
  • Poster size requirement: no larger than 3' x 4' vertical or horizontal
  • Podium presenataion slides should be on a dark background to be seen in the Atrium

Program- subject to change

8:30 Breakfast & Poster set-up STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
9:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Dr. Michael H. Santare, Director of the Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research
STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
9:15 Podium Session 1
STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
10:30 Break  
10:45 Poster Session 1 (odds) STAR CAMPUS- MAIN CONCOURSE
11:45 Lunch STAR CAMPUS- ATRIUM CONFERENCE ROOMS: 111 & 113
12:45 Keynote Lecture:
Dr. Dawn Elliott
Studying tissue biomechanics is like taking apart a cat to see how it works, you get a non-working cat
Director, Biomedical Engineering Program at the
University of Delaware
STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
1:45

Poster Session 2 (evens)

STAR CAMPUS- MAIN CONCOURSE
2:45 Podium Session 2 STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM
4:00 Awards Session STAR CAMPUS- GLASS ATRIUM

REGISTER by Tuesday, April 28, 2015- CLOSED

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More Information:
2014 CBER Research Symposium program
UDaily article on 2014 CBER Research Symposium

Contact Elaine Nelson for more information