Sunday, November 30, 2008

Congrats to Maureen Cheung

Maureen Cheung, a senior University of Akron student who is studying chemical and biomolecular engineering, received first-place recognition for her poster presentation at the October 2008 International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering annual meeting in Boca Raton, Fla.
A resident of Boston Heights and graduate of Hudson High School, Cheung advanced to the ISPE International Student Poster Competition with her presentation, "Development of a Swine Model for the Evaluation of Novel Compounds in the Prevention of Pelvic Adhesions," after placing first in the Great Lakes Competition in April 2008 in Chicago.
Her research centered on the difficulty of measuring the effectiveness of compounds used in the prevention of adhesions following surgery.
"Ms. Cheung's success in this rigorous international competition underlines the potential of such vertically integrated, university-industry research teams: significant findings with immediate, real-world applications," says Dr. George Haritos, dean of the UA College of Engineering.
The ISPE Great Lakes Chapter is composed of students from a six-state area. There are 18 chapters in North America and South America and 19 international affiliates.
Winning competitors at the international competition receive a plaque and a cash award as well as the opportunity to write about their research in Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine.