Awards

Katherine Ferrara Receives Two Grants for Ultrasound Research

June 22, 2016

Katherine Ferrara has received a 5-year NIH R01 for her project, “Image-guided ultrasound therapy and drug delivery in pancreatic cancer.” 

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an aggressive and invasive cancer, with a median survival of 6 months and a 5-year survival rate of 6%. Although recent advances have been made in the understanding of PDAC development, effective therapies are lacking.

Marcu and Leach Receive CIRM Tools and Technology Awards

February 04, 2015

Laura Marcu and Kent Leach have each received $1.8 million Tools and Technology Awards from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. The Tools and Technologies Awards are intended to create and test novel tools and technologies, to improve existing ones, and to help resolve bottlenecks that are impairing progress for the field.

Andrew Wong Wins Nadine Barry Smith Award

May 21, 2014

Andrew Wong, a graduate student in the Ferrara lab, received the Nadine Barrie Smith Award from the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound in April for his presentation at the meeting in Las Vegas.

Ferrara Lab Paper and Student Win Awards

May 02, 2014
Katherine Ferrara is the senior author of a paper that has won the Jorge Heller JCR Outstanding Paper Award from the Controlled Release Society. Another Ferrara Lab member, Andrew Wong, received the Nadine Barrie Smith Award from the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound in April for his presentation in Las Vegas.

Hussain Fatakdawala Receives Two Awards at IGPS

May 02, 2014
Hussain Fatakdawala, a graduate student in the Marcu Lab, won two prestigious awards at the recent campus-wide Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (IGPS).

Katherine Ferrara Elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 06, 2014
Distinguished Professor Katherine Ferrara, whose research has pioneered using ultrasound to image cancer and heart disease and who played a leadership role in establishing the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional recognition for an engineer.