IEM Weekly Newsletter
November 10, 2022
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The Big BENG - Empowering Bionegineering Students

The Big BENG is a student-led organization with the mission of empowering bioengineering students by providing them the educational resources to do well in their classes. The Big BENG provides open source mini lectures prepared by students who have taken these classes and reviewed by bioengineering professors at UCSD. These mini lectures summarize the main concepts from some of the most challenging classes in the UCSD bioengineering curriculum. By doing so, The Big BENG aims to help students develop foundational bioengineering skills that can also be applied to other STEM classes. 

If you are interested in learning more about or joining The Big BENG, check them out on Facebook and on YouTube. Email them at anytime at


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 18, 2022
Daniela Valdez-Jasso, Ph.D.
2022 Dr. Kitty Fronek and Dr. Arnost Fronek Lecture - Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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: Extended to Friday, November 11, 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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