Berkeley’s D! team is designing a smartphone app to help type 2 diabetes patients make healthy choices when dining out. The team, made up of students Brian Goodness and Owen Hsiao from the School of Information, MBA students Shahida Abdul Rashid and Howard O, and bioengineer Zach Zeleznick, won first place in the Oct. 24 Hack2Health competition at Berkeley and secured a spot in the upcoming ninth annual Berkeley-Haas Healthcare Conference organized by the student-led Haas Healthcare Association.
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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded a grant to establish the University of California Tissue Regeneration Resource Center, a partnership between UCSF, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. Bioengineeing professor Kevin Healy is co-director of the center.
Professor Jay Keasling has been one two 2015 winners of the Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation, awarded by the Prime Minister of Israel. The prize is a $1 million award to the world’s top innovators in the alternative transportation sector.
Amy Herr’s lab will be a Featured Innovator at a celebration of the opening of the new Silicon Valley Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2015 Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Yartsev is one of only six distinguished young researchers who will provide feedback in both formal and informal settings to young scientists at the Allen Institute. The program recognizes the outstanding and innovative contributions from emerging scientific leaders and fosters professional development by providing opportunities and informal training on how to serve as scientific advisors.