January 17, 2020
Tran Ngo, BME undergraduate student, is this year’s recipient of the C. William Hall Scholarship that is presented by the Society of Biomaterials (SFB). SFB is a multidisciplinary society of academic, healthcare, governmental, and business professionals dedicated to promoting advancements in all aspects of biomaterial science, education, and professional standards to enhance human health and quality of life.
This award honors the memory of the Society’s first president, C. William Hall, MD. Dr. Hall was internationally recognized as a leader and pioneer in biomaterials and artificial organ research.
The scholarship is awarded to one junior or senior undergraduate each year who pursues a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering or a related discipline. During the year (Jan-Dec) of the scholarship award, it is required that the student participates in undergraduate research in biomaterials.
Ngo currently conducts research in the Schmidt Lab, focusing her research on fabrication and characterization of hyaluronic acid (HA) based hydrogel scaffolds for peripheral nerve regeneration caused by injuries, which often result in a loss of motor and/or sensory function. With the C. William Hall Scholarship, Ngo will present her research at the upcoming 2020 World Biomaterials Congress in Glasgow, Scotland.