Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

VCU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering will present Jennifer L. Collinger, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh. Collinger will present a seminar titled “Intracortical Brain-Computer Interfaces to Restore Arm and Hand Function.” The faculty host will be Dean Krusienski, Ph.D. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact René Olivares-Navarrete, Ph.D., at ronavarrete@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLzVUhMXTnS5Q2G6aLYKuQ.

FDA Regulatory Pathways and Requirements: Bench to Community Seminar Series, Session Five

Friday, Mar. 5, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The session will feature an overview of regulatory approval and commercialization issues impacting companies developing medical devices, drugs and biologic products. The event is hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine and VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Emily Komornik at komornikea@vcu.edu or visit https://iem.vcu.edu/events/bench-to-community/march-5-21/.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

VCU Biomedical Engineering will host Janette K. Burgess, Ph.D., professor, Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. Burgess will present virtually on “Understanding the Role of the Three Dimensional Extracellular Matrix in Driving Chronic Lung Disease Progression.” Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Rene Olivares-Navarrete, Ph.D., at ronavarrete@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GePHZICvRF6wMJO3daNSgg.

Translating New Ideas Into Clinical Practice: Medical Device Development Processes

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation will host the second course in the Bench to Community seminar series. The second session will provide an overview of engineering design and development for medical devices. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Emily Komornik at komornikea@vcu.edu or visit https://iem.vcu.edu/events/bench-to-community/december-4-2020/.

Disability studies fall lecture – Negotiating a Cure: Deafness Technologies and the Health Market

Jaipreet Virdi, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, University of Delaware
When: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
Where: University Student Commons Theater

Jaipreet Virdi is completing her first book, “Hearing Happiness: Fakes, Frauds, and Fads in Deafness Cures,” to be published by the University of Chicago Press. This book rethinks how therapeutic negotiation and the influence of pseudo-medicine shaped what it meant to be a “normal” deaf citizen in American history. She examines how deaf/deafened individuals have attempted to amplify their hearing through various types of surgical, proprietary and/or technological “deafness cures” and charts the dissemination of ideas about hearing loss, from medical elites to popular culture and the popular imagination.