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Talk Science seminar features undergraduate and faculty research

Author: Orrin Belden, '15

Talk Science seminar

Talk Science is a monthly seminar series hosted by Scientia, the Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research for the College of Science.  The seminars are held in Jordan Hall of Science and  provide an enriching, yet informal, setting for College of Science undergraduates and faculty to build camaraderie and to share the advances in different areas of science.  Junior applied and computational mathematics and statistics (ACMS) major Michael Vella and Rebecca Wingert, Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Family Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, both gave presentations on their research at the most recent Talk Science seminar on Thursday, April 18.

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Colorado Summer Research Internship for Diversity in Academic Medicine

Author: Stephanie Healey

Colorado Summer Research Internship for Diversity in Academic Medicine

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) summer biomedical research program at Webb-Waring Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. provides research and premedical experience for students from groups underrepresented in medicine.

The program is only available for students from the University of Notre Dame and Princeton University. There are two automatic seats for Notre Dame students.

The purpose of the program is to give students a preview of academic medicine. Last year's students had an excellent experience.

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Entrepreneur Pamela Reilly Contag to speak to students about work/life balance

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini, IUSM-SB

Pam Contag, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur Pamela Reilly Contag, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Cygnet Biofuels and founder of four venture-backed start-up companies, will address the challenges faced by scientists, engineers and physicians as they balance work/life responsibilities during a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in 101 Jordan Hall of Science.

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Notre Dame imaging specialists create 3-D images to aid surgeons

Author: Marissa Gebhard and Gene Stowe

3D Printing of a Rat

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University of Notre Dame researchers have successfully created three-dimensional anatomical models from CT scans using 3-D printing technology, a process that holds promise for medical professionals and their patients. A paper by the researchers, “3D Printing of Preclinical X-ray Computed Tomographic Data Sets,” was published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments this week.

The strategy was initiated last spring by then-freshman Evan Doney, a Glynn Family Honors student in the laboratory of W. Matthew Leevy, research assistant professor at the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility. “It’s a very clever idea,” Leevy said. “He did a lot of it independently. He figured out how to convert the tomographic data to a surface map for editing and subsequent 3-D printing.”

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