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Grad student Patrick Aubin receives post-doctoral awards

Photo of Patrick AubinPatrick Aubin, a Ph.D. student graduating Spring Quarter 2010, has received two awards for post-doctoral work. Patrick's advisor is William Ledoux, Affiliate Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering. EE faculty serving on Patrick's Ph.D. Supervisory Committee are Professors Blake Hannaford and Mohamed El-Sharkawi.

Patrick has been granted a Whitaker International Scholar award that is a two year grant for post doctoral research at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Lithuania. The project title is "Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease via an Artificial Neural Network Musculoskeletal Model". The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their own careers within the field. Biomedical engineers can use the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program to go overseas to help further their careers, and the field of BME.

Patrick has also received a U.S. Student Fulbright Program which awards him one year travel grant to Lithuania. The Fulbright program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

The Department extends our congratulations to Patrick for his outstanding academic career and for these prestigious awards which are sure to help him with the start of his professional career.

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