IEM Weekly Newsletter
November 1, 2022
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New Name for UCSD Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering at UC San Diego has received a transformational philanthropic gift of $25M to invest in new instructional infrastructure to benefit undergraduate students and in faculty and graduate student recruitment and research. These funds will create an endowment that will ensure long-term investments in these areas and give the department a new name:
The Shu Chien-Gene Lay Department of Bioengineering

These funds are being gifted by Gene Lay, the founder and CEO of BioLegend (now a subsidiary for Perkin-Elmer), in honor of his mentor Dr. Shu Chien to memorialize their long-term relationship and commitment to student education and research.
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IEEE Brain Discovery Neurotechnology Workshop –
Brain, Mind, and Body: Cognitive Neuroengineering for Health and Wellness

Thursday, November 10 8:00AM - Friday, November 11 5:00 PM PST
Register by November 7, 2022

This is the third in a series of symposia and workshops that brings together researchers and practitioners across academia, industry and the clinical profession to catalyze advances in unobtrusive neurotechnology and cognitive neuroscience towards more effective and sustainable healthcare through holistic integration of engineering and medicine.

The program calls for contributed interactive poster presentations and live demonstrations of neurotechnologies. The hybrid event is open to the public, and registration is free for both in-person and virtual attendance
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Rady Lab to Market - Accepting Projects Now!

The Rady School of Management seeks projects for its Lab to Market Workshop capstone taking place January to May 2023. The Lab to Market Workshop capstone develops the competencies needed to become an innovative, opportunity‐driven, and entrepreneurial manager.

Projects should be submitted by October 31 for first review or no later than November 30 for consideration. Please contact Professor Amy Nguyen-Chyung at with any questions.
Apply Here
MARC Southern California RheumTalk Seminar Series

Thursdays at 12PM PST
Zoom Link:

Thursday December 8, 2022 12PM-1PM
The formation and repair of bone during adulthood
Sean Morrison, PhD, Director of Children’s Medical Center Research Institute, Department Chair of Pediatrics

Full MARC Seminar Schedule
Fall 2022 Seminar Series
Sponsored by The Department of Bioengineering and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM).
Fridays, 2-3PM PST - FUNG Auditorium/PFBH
Faculty Host: Brian Aguado, Ph.D.

Friday, November 4, 2022
Madeleine J. Oudin, Ph.D.
Engineering Tumor - Extracellular Matrix Interactions

Click here for more information and a list of upcoming seminars


AIM Research Grant Opportunity
AIM is designed to accelerate the translation of UC San Diego technologies to market and support the formation and growth of startups in the UC San Diego ecosystem. The Office of Innovation and Commercialization is working with Premier Innovation Partners EMD-Serono, Merck KGaA Darmstadt, and Takeda to provide mentoring, resources, funding, and access to partners and investors to advance ideas from UC San Diego labs through feasibility projects and validation prototypes, and ultimately to scale. 

Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022

Click here to apply and click here to see the review criteria
Visit their webpage to learn more
2023 ACTRI Pilot Projects – Apply Today!

The ACTRI is currently requesting applications for its 2023 Pilot Projects program. Available funding categories include:
  • Clinical and Translational Research (up to $30,000)
  • Community Research Partnerships (up to $30,000)
Clinical and Translational First Stage Application Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2022 by 5 PM PST

Community Research Partnerships First Stage Requests for assistance with identifying potential Community or Academic Partners: October 2022 - November 2022

Click here for more information and the full RFA

Questions? Contact Kathleen Kennedy ( or Murray B. Stein ( for Clinical and Translational and Shelia L. Broyles ( for Community Research Partnerships. 
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