OML’s Abrams Scholars, 2018-2019

Congratulations to our MANY amazing undergrads, several of whom were awarded Abrams Scholars Awards:

  • Carly: Designing a hind-limb unloading apparatus to mimic disuse following stroke
  • Marci: Effect of ischemic stroke on skeletal muscle structure and muscle-bone cellular crosstalk
  • Josh: Effects of tissue heterogeneity on vertebral bone mechanical properties
  • Maggie: Effect of Brachial Plexus Birth Injury on muscle structure and muscle-bone cellular crosstalk

And we got a new student!

  • Sara Chopra: Characterizing bone vascular environment post-stroke

**UPDATE, MAY 2019** We got a great photo of the group after doing their final presentations. Great job guys!

About the Abrams Scholars Program:

Abrams Scholars are outstanding BME undergraduate students who are selected to receive a stipend to conduct hands-on laboratory research projects. These projects are conceived and designed by the students with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The Abrams Scholar program honors C. Frank Abrams, Jr., a BME and BAE emeritus faculty member. Dr. Abrams led the development of the first courses in Biomedical Engineering at NC State and was instrumental in the founding of NC State’s BME Department, the creation of the joint UNC-CH/NC State graduate program, and ultimately the launch of the UNC-CH/NC State Joint BME Department. He was the Joint Department’s first senior design instructor as well as the first Director of Graduate Studies.