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Ameer Named Fellow of Materials Research Society

April 2021   Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo A. Ameer has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society for his contributions to regenerative engineering through pioneering work developing antioxidant citrate-based polymers that are useful for musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, dermal, and urological applications, rendering them enabling technologies to improve health.

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Ameer Named 2021 Honoree, Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers

March 2021   Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering Director, Guillermo Ameer, has been named a 2021 Honoree in the Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers at the University of Texas at Austin, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and his doctoral degree in chemical and biomedical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers, established in 2017, recognizes alumni, faculty and friends of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering. Considered the highest honor bestowed by the department, Academy honorees have provided leadership and technical contributions that have helped transform economies, improved quality of life and benefited society. The Academy and its members also support the department in preparing and empowering the next generation of world-class engineers to go out and change the world.

Ameer Receives Clemson Award

December 2020   Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo Ameer has been named the recipient of the 2021 Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature from the Society for Biomaterials. The Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature is given to someone who has made significant contributions to the literature on the science or technology of biomaterials. The importance of the contributions is evidenced by systematic publications in technical journals, significant critical analyses and/or reviews, frequent citations and referencing of the contributions by independent writers, and/or the publication of major works.

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Acuitive Technologies, CARE's partner in new tendon interface screw system, receives FDA clearance

October 2020   Read details about this milestone for CARE and Acuitive Technologies as covered by Financial Times.

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Medical device created in CARE receives FDA clearance

October 2020   The Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering, led by its director Guillermo Ameer, has pioneered an innovative orthopedic medical device fabricated from a novel biomaterial, and has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in surgeries to attach soft tissue grafts to bone.

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Two professors named to National Academy of Inventors

December 2019   Guillermo Ameer and Sir Fraser Stoddart are among 167 new fellows in the 2019 class

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John Rogers Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 2019   Rogers becomes one of only 25 people ever to be named to all three National Academies

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Guillermo Ameer receives University’s annual Walder Award

June 2019   Guillermo Ameer receives University’s annual Walder Award: Regenerative engineering pioneer recognized for research excellence

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Dr. Bin Jiang awarded a Transformational Project Award

May 2019   Dr. Bin Jiang received a Transformational Project Award from the American Heart Association for her project titled “Autologous Vascular Regeneration for Peripheral Artery Disease Patients.” Congratulations, Dr. Jiang!

Yonghui Ding to discuss Design and 3D printing of Hydrogels

April 2019   Younghui Ding to present a talk about his work in the design and manufacturing of hydrogels for engineering vascular tissue models.

Dr. Bin Jiang received a Career Development Award

March 2019   Dr. Bin Jiang received a Career Development Award from the American Heart Association for her project titled “Restoring vascular endothelial functions for diabetic patients with peripheral artery disease.” Congratulations, Dr. Jiang!

Jonathan Rivnay named Sloan Research Fellow

February 2019   Northwestern Engineering’s Jonathan Rivnay has been awarded a prestigious 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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CARE Research in the News

January 2019   Care research pertaining to regenerative dressing was recently highlighted on international TV.

Professor Jian Yang elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

December 2018   The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Jian Yang, professor of biomedical engineering, as an NAI Fellow. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Guillermo Ameer elected as a 2018 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

November 2018   Three Northwestern University faculty members have been elected 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Guillermo Ameer, Jian Cao and Frederic Rasio have been recognized for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. They will be honored on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Xinlong Wang awarded Postdoctroal Fellowship

November 2018   Post-doc Xinlong Wang was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the American Heart Association. Congratulations Xinlong!

Honors: Guillermo Ameer presented the Key to Panama City

October 2018   Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo Ameer, a pioneer in the field of regenerative engineering, was presented the Key to Panama City, Panama, by Vice Mayor Raisa Banfield last week. The event was covered by Telemetro, a national Spanish-language television network based in Panama City.

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Guillermo Ameer awarded EFRI grant for Chromatin Engineering Research

September 2018   Professor Guillermo Ameer, Daniel Hale Williams Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery and director of the Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE), has been awarded an EFRI grant from the NSF for his research studying chromatin as it relates to regenerative engineering. Ameer said, “New knowledge on how we regulate chromatin structure could help create new strategies for tissue regeneration. The EFRI grant that was awarded through CARE will enable us to study how to prevent further scarring in the heart after a heart attack and possibly how to promote the regeneration of healthy heart tissue.”

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CARE's research cited in Nature Reviews Endocrinology

July 2018   CARE's research cited in Nature Reviews Endocrinology regarding wound healing in diabetics

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Shape-conforming Bandage Accelerates Healing in Diabetic Wounds

July 2018   For a person with diabetes, every wound is a potential health concern. Ignoring a cut or not treating it the right way can slow healing, lead to infection and, in the worst cases, result in amputation. A new liquid bandage that conforms to the shape of a wound may offer a solution. Developed by a Northwestern University team to treat hard-to-heal diabetic sores and wounds, the bandage leverages the body's own healing mechanisms, rather than releasing drugs or biologics. Once applied and exposed to body temperature, the liquid rapidly solidifies into a gel, ensuring that it fills the space of the wound and stays put.

Regenerative Bandage Accelerates Healing in Diabetic Wounds

June 2018   Shape-conforming hydrogel leverages the body’s own healing mechanisms rather than releasing drugs or biologics

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Regeneration Revolution

June 2018   Guillermo Ameer positions Northwestern for leadership in regenerative engineering.

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New Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering Launches

May 2018   At its inaugural event, the center highlighted its collaborative mindset and enterprising mission

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Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting & Exposition

April 2018   The Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE) sponsored this year's Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting & Exposition April 11-14, 2018 which was held in Atlanta Georgia

Ameer elected to AIMBE Board of Directors

April 2018   Guillermo Ameer has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

A Revolution in Regeneration

December 2017   How nanotechnology is redefining traditional stem cell therapies — and potentially eliminating the need for surgery

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