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2017 MS Defenses

Jun

29

2017

Masters Candidate Lisa Irimata - "An Anatomic Breast Phantom Mimicking Varying Levels of Radiographic Tissue Density for Investigating Contrast- Enhanced Detection of Microcalcifications"

WHERE: 103 Multidisciplinary Research Building
FROM: 10:00AM TO 12:00PM

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women globally and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States. Microcalcifications (µcals) are the most commonly detected abnormality in the diagnosis of breast cancer. However, the detection of µcals and other breast lesions can be obscured by radiographically dense breast tissue.

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Jun

28

2017

Masters Candidate Hope Pearson - "BMP-2 Indirectly Induces Angiogenesis During Large Bone Defect Regeneration"

WHERE: 103 Multidisciplinary Research Building
FROM: 2:00PM TO 4:00PM

Critical-sized bone defects that do not heal without intervention have prolonged morbidity and are extremely costly. Additionally, their repair is often limited by insufficient neovascularization. Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is used clinically to treat such defects and it has been proposed that BMP-2 is capable of directly inducing angiogenesis by signaling through endothelial cells. In addition, thrombopoietin (TPO) has been shown to stimulate bone healing through osteoblast activation by megakaryocytes, and has been implicated in angiogenesis.

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Apr

10

2017

Masters Candidate Matthew Kane - "Aeromechanical Response of an Axial Compressor In Stall"

WHERE: 103 Multidisciplinary Research Building
FROM: 8:30AM TO 10:30AM

Axial compressor stall causes unsteady aerodynamic loading that leads to blade vibration. Prolonged operation in stall can contribute to high cycle fatigue (HCF). The prediction of the impact stall has on HCF is a significant challenge. Information about the physics of stall is often obtained through the analysis of unsteady casing pressures, but no observed link has been shown between blade vibrations and unsteady casing pressures.

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Mar

30

2017

Masters Candidate Andrew McNally - "Ex Vivo and Computational Assessment of a Novel Modular Anastomotic Valve Device for the Improvement Of Vascular Access"

WHERE: 103 Multidisciplinary Research Building
FROM: 3:30PM TO 3:30PM

Hemodialysis (HD) is required for patients experiencing end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The most common long-term failure mode for a HD vascular access is occlusion of the outflow vein, initiated by intimal hyperplasia (IH). IH has been associated with locations of low oscillatory wall shear stress (WSS) in the vein.

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