New undergraduate research program to be launched by Biomedical Engineering faculty

A team of OHSU faculty members will be introducing undergraduate students to research careers in cardiovascular sciences — thanks to a three-year grant from the American Heart Association.

Owen McCarty, Ph.D., Sandra Rugonyi, Ph.D., and Monica Hinds, Ph.D., from the Department of Biomedical Engineering will create a 10-week research experience in three areas:

  1. Modeling of blood flow and thrombus formation
  2. Pathways by which blood platelets activate to form blood clots
  3. Development of new biomaterials to create non-thrombogenic small diameter vascular grafts

The objective of the American Heart Association Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards is to encourage students from all disciplines to consider research careers in areas that are relevant for the mission of the American Heart Association: Building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The first round of scholarships will be awarded for the summer of 2018. Details are forthcoming.