Program


Tuesday October 26th

Shuttle from the Candlewood Suite Hotel to the Bordinos Restaurant on Dickson Street
~ 4:30pm at the Hotel

Dinner at Bordinos Restaurant 5:00pm-7:00pm


Wednesday October 27th

Shuttle from the Candlewood Suite Hotel to the Willard J. Walker Hall
~ starting 7:00am at the Hotel

Registration at Willard J. Walker Hall 7:30am-8:15am

Welcoming remarks: Dean Ashok Saxena, College of Engineering, University of Arkansas
8:15am-8:30am
To be introduced by Dr. Magda El-Shenawee, professor of electrical engineering, University of
Arkansas


Diffuse Optical Tomography, Dr. Arjun G. Yodh, James M. Skinner Professor of Science,
University of Pennsylvania
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Presentation: 8:30am-9:05am
Discussion: 9:05am-9:15am
Moderator: Dr. Magda El-Shenawee, professor of electrical engineering, University of Arkansas

Nanotechnology, Dr. Lily Yang, professor of surgical oncology, Emory University
School of Medicine
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Presentation: 9:15am-9:50am
Discussion: 9:50am-10:00am
Moderator: Dr. Andrew Wang, Ocean Nanotech, LLC.

Coffee Break 10:00am-10:30am

Breast Surgery, Dr. Suzanne Klimberg, professor and Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in
Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

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Presentation: 10:30am-11:05am
Discussion: 11:05am-11:15am
Moderator: Dr. Laurie L. Fajardo, professor of radiology, University of Iowa Health Care

Oncology, Physiology, and Biophysics, Dr. Robert Clarke, professor of oncology,
physiology & biophysics at Georgetown University
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Presentation: 11:15am-11:50am
Discussion: 11:50am-12:00noon
Moderator: Dr. David Zaharoff, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, University of
Arkansas


Lunch at Hembri Hall: 12:00noon – 1:30pm
Welcoming remarks: Dr. James Rankin, Vice Provost for Research and Economic
Development, University of Arkansas
12:30am-12:45pm
To be introduced by Dr. Carol Gattis, associate dean of the Honors College, University of
Arkansas


Microwave Imaging, Dr. Paul Meaney, professor of electrical engineering, Thayer School
of Engineering, Dartmouth College
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Presentation: 1:30pm-2:05pm
Discussion: 2:05pm-2:15pm
Moderator: Dr. Natalia Nikolova, professor of electrical engineering, McMaster University, Canada

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Dr. Steven E. Harms, practicing physician at the Breast
Center of Northwest Arkansas & clinical professor at the University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Presentation: 2:15pm-2:50pm
Discussion: 2:50pm-3:00pm
Moderator: Dr. Mahta Moghaddam, professor of electrical engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Coffee Break 3:00pm-3:30pm

Poster Session 1 & Discussion 3:30pm-5:00pm

Break 5:00pm-6:00pm

Dinner at Power House Restaurant 6:00pm-8:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Funding Opportunities, Dr. Theresa Good, program director at NSF,
CBET program
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Moderator, Dr. Carol Gattis, associate dean of Honors College, University of Arkansas

Shuttle back to the Candlewood Suite hotel @8:00pm at the restaurant


Thursday October 28th

Shuttle: from Candlewood Suite Hotel to Willard J. Walker Hall
~ starting 7:00am at the Hotel

Registration at Willard J. Walker Hall 7:30am-8:15am

Welcoming Remarks: Provost Sharon Gaber, University of Arkansas
8:15am-8:30am
To be introduced by Dr. Carol Gattis, associate dean of Honors College, University of Arkansas

Breast Surgical Oncology, Dr. Suzanne Klimberg, Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast
Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

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Presentation: 8:30am-9:05am
Discussion: 9:05am-9:15am
Moderator: Dr. Robert Griffin, associate professor of radiation oncology, University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences


Bioengineering and Biophysics, Dr. John Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University Professor
and the A.B. Learned Professor of Living State Physics, Vanderbilt University
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Presentation: 9:15am-9:50am
Discussion: 9:50am-10:00am
Moderator: Dr. Ming Li, professor of biomedical engineering, Tulane University Health Sciences
Center


Coffee Break: 10:00am-10:30am

Nuclear Medicine, Dr. Michael Borrelli, Professor and Director of Radiology Research,
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Presentation: 10:30am-11:05am
Discussion: 11:05am-11:15am
Moderator: Dr. Shannon L. Servoss, assistant professor of chemical engineering, University of
Arkansas


NIH Funding Opportunities, Dr. Tracy Lively, Associate Chief of the Diagnostics
Evaluation Branch (DEB) of the Cancer Diagnosis Program
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Presentation: 11:15am-11:50am
Discussion: 11:50am-12:00pm
Moderator: Dr. Magda El-Shenawee, professor of electrical engineering, University of Arkansas

Lunch at Hembri Hall: 12:00noon – 1:30pm
Welcoming remarks: Alison Levin, Executive Director of the Ozark Susan Komen for the
Cures, Fayetteville Arkansas
12:30am-12:45pm
To be introduced by Dr. Magda El-Shenawee, professor of electrical engineering, University of
Arkansas


Stress & Breast Cancer, Dr. Ro DiBrezzo, University Professor of Kinesiology and
Director of the Human Performance Lab, University of Arkansas
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Presentation: 1:30pm-2:05pm
Discussion: 2:05pm-2:15pm
Moderator: Dr. Carol Gattis, associate dean of Honors College, University of Arkansas

Poster Session 2 & Discussion 2:15pm-3:00pm

Coffee break 3:00pm-3:30pm

Poster Session 3 & Discussion 3:30pm-5:00pm

Break 5:00pm-6:00pm

Dinner at Jose’s restaurant 6:00pm-8:00pm

Shuttle back to the Candlewood Suite hotel @8:00pm at the restaurant


Friday October 29th
Optional Tour to the Nanotechnology Laboratories at the University of Arkansas (Engineering South)
To be guided by Dr. Vijay Varadan, 21st Century Endowed Chair in Nano and Bio-Technologies and
Medicine; Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering; Distinguished Professor of Biomedical
Engineering; Professor of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, UAMS.