July 8-26, 2019 - Thibault Roumengous receives training in adaptive neurotechnologies in Albany, NY at the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechologies Summer Short Course sponsored by the NIH.
June 25-28, 2019 – Neil Mittal, Blaize Majdic, Thibault Roumengous and Dr. Peterson will present their work at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference in Seven Spring, PA.
June 10-14, 2019 – Neil Mittal participates in the IEEE Engineering and Medicine in Biology week long course on computational modeling in medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.
May 15, 2019 – The REALab celebrates the previous year high school student researchers and mentors, and welcomes new students through the Dean’s Early Research Initiative Program. See pictures from the DERI poster session and ceremony.
From left to right: Dean Boyan, Amisha Gandhi, Neil Mittal, Carrie Peterson
From left to right: Dean Boyan, Joshua Rasure, Thibault Roumengous, Carrie Peterson
April 30, 2019 - Congratulations to Thibault Roumengous for his acceptance to the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies Summer Short Course. Thibault will attend a 3 week short course that is fully funded by the NIH in July 2019!
April 26, 2019 - Congratulations to Alaysha Shearn, Gifty Gracious-Ross, Jay Sprangler, and Mohammed Almutawa on presenting their senior design prototype at the Capstone Design Expo! Dr. Peterson served as their faculty adviser on a project to design a quick release hand grip for adaptive rowing, in particular for athletes with spinal cord injuries.
VCU seniors in biomedical engineering (left to right) Jay Sprangler, Mohammed Almutawa, Alaysha Shearn and Gifty Gracious-Ross do research at the boathouse to understand adaptive rowing and the needs of athletes with neuromuscular impairments. This team worked on a year-long project sponsored by Sportable to create a prototype quick release hand grip to improve the safety of adaptive rowing.
April 22, 2019 - Congratulations to Yasmina Zeineddine on her Summer Research Fellowship Award from the Center for Clinical and Translational Research!
REALab Members at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA in October 2018. From left to right: Neha Potdar, Neil Mittal, Areej Ennasr, Paul Howell (in back), Thibault Roumengous, Blaize Majdic, Dr. Peterson.
Other photos from BMES 2018
Dr. Peterson, VCU graduate students, and the Atlanta skyline.
Blaize Majdic, Neil Mittal, and Dr. Peterson present their study titled “Effect of intermittent theta burst stimulation on biceps corticomotor excitability.”
Thibault Roumengous and Paul Howell present their study titled “Cutaneous stimulation and arm posture modulate biceps responses to transcranial magnetic stimulation.”