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U of M Doctoral Candidate Receives Fulbright Program Grant
For release: April 26, 2007
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Betsy M. Chesnutt, a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering at the University of Memphis, has received a Fulbright Program grant to study in The Netherlands this fall.  Chesnutt will work with Dr. John Jansen and Dr. Frank Walboomers at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen.  She will continue her research on the evaluation of orthopedic and dental implants, tissue engineering scaffolds for bone regeneration, and scaffolds for other tissues, particularly in pre-clinical animal models.

“Betsy is very creative and resourceful,” said Dr. Joel Bumgardner, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the U of M. “This is a great opportunity to help her be successful in her career. She will likely be a real innovator in her field.”

At the U of M, Chesnutt has received a National Science Foundation fellowship and a Herff College of Engineering fellowship. She also won the Sigma Xi award, and a STAR (Student Travel Award Recognition) honorable mention at the 2006 national meeting of the Society for Biomaterials.

Chesnutt earned her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and her master’s degree from the University of Virginia. Married to Phillip Chesnutt, she is the daughter of Johnny and Beth Mann of Fulton, Miss.

Named for the late U.S. senator from Arkansas, the Fulbright Program is the largest international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

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