Thursday, January 21, 2010

Zia honored at White House

Assistant Professor Rashid Zia was honored with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) at the White House last week. President Obama honored 100 winners with the PECASE, the highest award bestowed by the U.S. Government upon scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.

More about the award from the White House blog.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Society of Critical Care 2010 Citation Award

Keiko Tarquinio, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, from Professor Tom Webster's biomedical engineering lab group just received the 2010 Citation Award from the Society for Critical Care last week in Miami out of over 1100 presentations at the Society for Critical Care Medicine's 39th Critical Care Congress. This was for the presentation "Inhibition of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Growth on Chemically Etched Polyvinyl Chloride Endotracheal Tubes: An in vitro Model" (authors: Keiko Tarquinio, Nathan Rubien, and Thomas Webster) funded from the RI STAC fund. The purpose of the work is to limit infection of endotracheal tubes.