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Everything you Want to Know About the BMES Awards Nomination Process
Have you ever wondered what it took to put together an exciting nomination packet for one of BMES’ signature awards? Want to nominate someone to receive the BMES Grade of Fellow but don’t know what makes an excellent letter of reference? This is your opportunity to join the committee chairs and ask away!

Join us on Wednesday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET to connect with volunteer leaders and gain insight into what the committees are looking for in a successful nomination packet. If you cannot make it or, want to be sure your question is answered during the live webinar.

Jun 16, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Joyce Wong, Ph.D
BMES Awards Committee Chairperson Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering @Boston University
K. Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D
Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering + Secretary, Chair of Fellows Committee BMES @Rice University
Jane Grande-Allen is the Isabel Cameron Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University. Her research group investigates the structure-function-environment relationship of soft connective tissues through bioengineering analyses of the extracellular matrix and cell mechanobiology, with a focus on cardiovascular and intestinal diseases, as described in >150 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Grande-Allen received a BA in Mathematics and Biology from Transylvania University in 1991 and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 1998. After performing postdoctoral research in Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic, she joined Rice University in 2003 and was promoted to full professor in 2013. Dr. Grande-Allen is a Fellow of AIMBE, IAMBE, BMES, AAAS, AHA, and the Society for Experimental Mechanics. She is currently the Secretary of BMES, and previously served on the BMES Board of Directors and Executive Board from 2009-2018. Dr. Grande-Allen is currently a Deputy Edito
Evangelia Bellas
Moderator @BMES Diversity Committee Chairperson Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Temple University
Dr. Evangelia Bellas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University, Dr. Bellas was a postdoctoral fellow in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University and Bioengineering at University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Christopher Chen where she developed 3D in vitro adipose tissue disease models. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University mentored by Dr. David Kaplan. Her Ph.D. research focused on developing long-term volume stable silk biomaterials for soft tissue regeneration. This work resulted in 2 patents and a start-up. Before starting her Ph.D., Dr. Bellas was at Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Drs. Robert Langer and Daniel Kohane, where she worked on biomaterial, drug delivery solutions for prevention of peritoneal adhesions and controlled release formulations for long-term pain management.