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April 25, 2006

Lundberg Wins Nation's Young Biomechanics Scientist Award

A pre-doctoral student at the University of Iowa is the winner of a prestigious national award for young scientists in the field of biomechanics.

Hannah Lundberg recently received the 2006 Pre-Doctoral Young Scientist Award from the American Society of Biomechanics for her research on wear of total hip replacement implants. The award recognizes the nation's best new investigator entering the field of biomechanics each year, based on his or her research achievements in graduate study. 

Lundberg is in her fourth year of graduate study in biomedical engineering. She conducts her thesis research in the Biomechanics Laboratory of the UI Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. A research fellowship from the National Science Foundation underwrites her work. She collaborates with Thomas Brown, Ph.D., John Callaghan, M.D., and Douglas Pedersen, Ph.D., in the UI Department of Orthopaedics.

"Every field of research depends on the fresh ideas and perspectives brought by talented, highly-trained new investigators," Brown said. "This recognition is a credit both to Hannah herself and to the University of Iowa's strong educational program in the field of orthopaedic bioengineering research."

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