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Chemistry researcher wins NSF grant to further biomaterials research

Melissa Reynolds' quest to develop implantable medical devices that the human body will not reject has received a $500,000 boost from the National Science Foundation.Read More

Biomaterials discovery improves joint implants

Injuries and wear-and-tear in the human skeletal system may have been debilitating just a few decades ago, but efforts to keep people more mobile are advancing, thanks to discoveries in biomedical research. Read More

State awards biodiscovery grants to seven professors including SBME professors Kipper, Reardon and Reynolds

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade has awarded 2009-2010 grants totaling $352,000 to seven Colorado State University bioscience professors. Read More

Professor Sue James Receives Prestigious eLearning Award

In April, Dr. Susan James received the eLearning Educator of the Year award from the eLearning Consortium of Colorado. The nomination was submitted by Carl Melle and Dr. Al Powell of the CSU Online Plus, who work with faculty across campus in distance delivery of CSU courses and degrees. Read More

School of Biomedical Engineering honored at CSU Activities Board luncheon

The School of Biomedical Engineering, or SBME, was recently honored at a luncheon sponsored by the Colorado State University Activities Board, or CSUAB. During the academic year, the CSU Activities Board not only honors outstanding units at the university with a social gathering, they also do monthly drawings to reward individual faculty and staff for their important contributions to the university. Read More

Professor named Distinguished Professor of Finland, awarded $1.5 million

A Colorado State University engineering professor whose research is helping to revolutionize weather radar has been named a Finland Distinguished Professor -- a high distinction that comes with an award of $1.5 million (1 million Euros). Read More

Four SBME Faculty Members Receive Awards

V. Chandrasekar - Provost’s N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation

Professor Frank Dinenno - Monfort Professor

Susan P. James - Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award

C. Wayne McIlwraith - University Distinguished Professor

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Professor explores chemotherapy

A Colorado State University mechanical engineering professor is in the first year of a new study to determine whether nanotubes on titanium implants can deliver chemotherapy drugs and antibiotics directly to skeletal implants, limiting the spread of drugs throughout the body and reducing side effects on patients.Read More


Providing research and technologies to better people’s lives

Many medical breakthroughs take place in university research laboratories where engineers and scientists develop cutting-edge technologies that are adopted by major pharmaceutical or medical companies. Professor Susan James is among the researchers actively involved in discovering new technologies to improve people’s lives. Read More

Second round of funding for technology commercialization

A School of Biomedical Engineering professor and his collaborators have been awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand their work with their "lab-on-a-chip" technology to better detect cardiovascular disease. Read More

Cortical bone trajectory for lumbar pedical screws

Achieving solid implant fixation to osteoporotic bone presents a clinical challenge. New techniques and devices are being designed to increase screw-bone purchase of pedicle screws in the lumbar spinevia a novel cortical bone trajectory that may improve hold screw strength and minimize loosening. Read More

Cancer research for animals and people

Colorado State's Animal Cancer Center, the largest center of its kind in the world, is devoted to caring for animals with cancer and researching treatments and cures. As the center's director, veterinarian Stephen Withrow leads clinical trials that help dogs, cats, and other companion animals while also advancing human cancer medical interventions. Read More

United against cancer

For at least the past two decades, the researchers from the Colorado State University Cancer Supercluster and University of Colorado have partnered on research that has lead to breakthroughs in cancer treatment for humans and companion animals. Read More

Orthopaedic research

Dr. Chris Kawcak is making pioneering advances in equine musculoskeletal disease and injury research. His work, along with that of other clinicians and researchers at Colorado State University's Orthopaedic Research Center, is benefiting from private investment into research and clinical work that is helping horses today and perhaps people tomorrow. Read more

Exploring lowerback pain

Dr. Sue James, Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering, explores lower back pain remedies while on sabbatical at Canterbury University in New Zealand.  Read More

Presidential Early Career Award

Dr. Amy J. Pruden-Bagchi was one of two Colorado State University faculty members to be honored by President George Bush on Thursday, November 1 with the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering.  This program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. This presidential award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.  Read more


Senior electrical and computer engineering students are addressing this growing need for suitable, anatomically oriented teaching models, in the veterinary acupuncture curriculum. SimPooch, a three-dimensional canine head prototype, will allow educators to target acupuncture points beforehand on a physical model that will serve to later assess students' precision and accuracy in identifying the same points by means of computer software. Read more

Equine orthopaedics

Colorado State University has announced a $3 million gift to establish a university chair in equine orthopaedics in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The gift is from Abigail K. Kawananakoa of Hawaii; the chair marks the second in equine programs at the university this semester. Read more

Colorado State University Equine Orthopaedic Research Center scientists have discovered that a topical cream may be the first cream available to both treat osteoarthritis and relieve pain.  Read more

Collaborative study of force on limbs

A three-year collaboration between researchers at Colorado State University and the University of Maine has resulted in a unique method of objectively characterizing properties of a race track and their relationship to forces on a limb. The collaboration involves Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, professor of surgery and Director of the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State, Dr. Michael Peterson, professor of engineering at the University of Maine, and Dr. Raoul Reiser, professor of health and exercise science at Colorado State. Read more