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Regenerative Medicine Essentials Summer Course (Virtual)

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM): June 6 - 11, 2022

The ninth annual Regenerative Medicine Essential Course will again be held in collaboration with the RMF and World Stem Cell Summit. This immersive course is designed for clinicians, researchers, technicians, students, industry, investors, government representatives, patient advocates, and organizations from national and international communities. All will join in a unique, virtually formatted, global ecosystem. The RME/RMF 2022 combined meeting is provided via a one-week virtual immersion single and multi-track format, bringing together WFIRM's prominent, world-class experts and distinguished external national and international world experts as expertly facilitated by our RMF partner. Organized as an educational and scientific meeting, the purpose is to promote the participation and education of all stakeholders, providing attendees who join from across the globe, a firm foundation coupled with the "roadmap forward" for this exciting field.

Please visit this website for registration, schedule, and other information. 


Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course (Virtual)

Rice University: August 10 - 13, 2022

Twenty-ninth annual short course on advances in the science and technology of tissue engineering with leading scientists from Rice University, the Texas Medical Center, industry, and other institutions. The course, including a virtual bioprinting workshop and demonstrations, will survey the latest knowledge and technologies in the world of patient-specific therapeutics, from cellular treatments to 3D printing and biofabrication of complex tissues. 

Please visit this website for registration, schedule, and other information. 


Multi-Site Undergraduate Summer Research Exchange Program

Hosted by CECT sites: June 1 - August 13, 2021

For Summer 2021, CECT will be hosting undergraduate students at each site - University of Maryland, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), and Rice University over a 10-week period for an intensive research experience in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. During this time, students will be able to take advantage of world-class facilities at each locations and have the unparalleled opportunity to be mentored by leaders in this field: Dr. John Fisher (University of Maryland), Dr. James Yoo and Sang Jin Lee (WFIRM), and Dr. Antonios Mikos (Rice University). This exchange-based program will enable students to participate in laboratory research outside their home institution and gain a broader academic and research experience. The programs at University of Maryland and WFIRM will be held in conjection with their respectiuve REU programs.  Additional details regarding the summer program and application information are given below. 

Project Description:
Fabrication of complex tissues is an important facet of regenerative medicine with enormous therapeutic potential, such as repair of damaged tissues or replacement of whole organs. Next-generation clinical therapies demand engineering strategies that successfully capture tissue complexity and heterogeneity on both the micro and macro scale. The Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT) is an NIH/NIBIB Biomedical Technology Resource Center that aims to address this challenge by applying three-dimensional (3D) printing strategies to fabricate novel tissue engineered constructs with transplantation capabilities. CECT brings together research leaders at the University of Maryland, Rice University, and Wake Forest University, known for their strong bioengineering and biofabrication expertise, state-of-the-art resources, and translational experience. Students will work on Center-affiliated collaboration projects which may include the design and fabrication of bioreactors, characterization of 3D printing bioinks, exploring vascularized tissue constructs, or leveraging unique 3D printing capabilities for developing tissue engineered scaffolds. Student efforts will be geared towards advancing the center agenda and establishing the ground work for coordinated efforts in tissue engineering and 3D printing towards clinically applicable constructs. 

Program Duration:
University of Maryland and Rice University: June 7 - August 13, 2021.
WFIRM: June 1 through August 6, 2021

All participants will receive a $500/week stipend for their summer work.

Application Information: 
Interested students are encouraged to apply online by the application deadline of May 14, 5PM ET. Students will be informed of the decision no later than May 21, 2021. 

Online Application Form

Links to the UMD REUWFIRM Summer Scholars Program, and Mikos Research Group