HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Penn Engineering's David Meaney wins Y.C. Fung Award, a top honor for young bioengineering researchers

PHILADELPHIA David F. Meaney, a bioengineer at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the 2001 recipient of the Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award, one of his fields top honors for young researchers.

The Fung Award goes to a bioengineering researcher younger than 36 who demonstrates the potential to make substantial contributions to the discipline. It has been awarded annually by the Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers since 1985.

Meaneys research into injury biomechanics focuses on how brain cells respond to mechanical forces. Scientists dont currently know how much force is needed to harm the brain, nor do they understand how to help the brain repair itself after injury.

Meaney studies how cells of the brain, particularly the delicate long arms of nerve cells known as axons, distort under force. Meaneys work has helped identify how axons respond after they are distorted, when they become damaged after stretching and new ways to reduce damage once it has occurred.

Mechanical forces can also benefit axons. Using a motorized device to pull connected neurons away from each other a few thousandths of a meter every five minutes, Meaney and Douglas H. Smith of Penns School of Medicine reported in April that they had succeeded in growing axons by stretching them, offering a potential new means of bridging damaged areas of the nervous system. Studying how stretch-induced growth occurs in these axons, as well as the molecular signals needed to initiate and sustain this growth, could provide important new clues to help the brain recover following an injury.

Meaney, 35, an associate professor of bioengineering, joined the Penn faculty in 1993. A member of Penns Institute for Medicine and Engineering and the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation, he holds a B.S.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Penn.


'"/>

Contact: Steve Bradt
bradt@pobox.upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania
10-Jul-2001


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. 2004 Souder Award to David Eick
2. Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nations top awards for quality
3. Top honor for head of Epilepsy Foundation
4. Prestigious 2004 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize honors Maxine Singer
5. Canadian neurologist wins highest award as American Stroke Association honors five
6. National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academys highest honor
7. National Academies news: Academy honors 17 for major contributions to science
8. Penn addictions expert, Charles P. OBrien, MD, PhD, receives prestigious, international honor
9. Plastic surgeons honor Patients of Courage overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others
10. Foundation to honor physicians and community health initiatives around the world
11. Chemists honor Heroes for biotechnology achievements in health

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which ... current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On ... Christian identity. “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William ... several great-grandchildren. As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the ... Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. ... recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal ... spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... Md. , Sept. 22, 2017  As the ... Republican Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and ... Information notes that the medical device industry is in ... medical device tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical ... But they also want covered patients, increased visits and ...
(Date:9/19/2017)...   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based ... has been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh ... User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue ... centers over 200 beds and holds one of the longest ... history. ...
(Date:9/13/2017)...   OrthoAtlanta has been named the official orthopedic ... (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship ... Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is ... campaign, participating in many activities leading up to, and including ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: