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10:30 AM

MEAM Seminar: “’Smart’ Biodegradable Polymer at Nano and Micro Scales for Medical Applications”

December 1 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom – Email MEAM for Link, peterlit@seas.upenn.edu

The ability to transform medical polymers, commonly used for resorbable surgical sutures, into desired 3D forms/shapes/structures at nano and micro scales with “smart” functions, while sustaining the materials’ excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability, provides significant applications in different biomedical fields, ranging from tissue engineering and controlled drug/vaccine delivery to medical devices. Here, I will present our […]

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3:00 PM

Doctoral Dissertation: “Biomechanical & Biochemical Contributions of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Joint Pain: Models, Mechanisms & Patients”

December 1 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Beth Winkelstein are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Meagan Ita.   Title: "Biomechanical & Biochemical Contributions of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Joint Pain: Models, Mechanisms & Patients" Join Zoom Meeting https://upenn.zoom.us/j/92269228349 Meeting ID: 922 6922 8349

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CIS Seminar: “Challenges of Incorporating Algorithms into Decision Making: Fairness, Welfare and Disparate Interactions”

December 1 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Zoom – Email CIS for link, cherylh@cis.upenn.edu + Google Map

Algorithms have entered the center of many decision making processes, either by providing predictions or assessments to facilitate human decision making or, in some scenarios, suggesting decisions directly. More and more attention has been placed to ensure algorithms satisfy some desirable notion of fairness, which is an important step forward. In this talk, I will […]

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