UI Biomedical Engineering Student Receives National Award

Monday, May 23, 2011

Curtis Goreham-Voss, a doctoral student in the University of Iowa Graduate College studying biomedical engineering in the UI College of Engineering, recently received the prestigious Young Scientist Pre-Doctoral Award from the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB).

The award is given annually to a promising young biomechanical researcher for overall achievement during doctoral study, in conjunction with a paper presented at the ASB annual meeting. The paper was titled: "Effects of Crack Morphology on Local Cartilage Stress." Goreham-Voss conducts research in the Biomechanics Laboratory of the UI Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

The ASB was founded in 1977 to advance the field and encourage the exchange of information among biomechanists working in different disciplines and areas of application including the biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science.