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Burton places second in ASME's Student Paper Competition

Tori Burton's "Study of Pressure Dynamics Across A Stenotic Orifice" research paper has received second place in The American Science of Medical Engineer's 
2019 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C2019) Student Paper Competition.

Burton's paper presented research about her study on the pressure dynamics of a blood-like fluid as it passed through a small orifice, which is representative of aortic stenosis. She was able to identify that current methods are underpredicting the effects of the narrowed valve and concluded that there is an urgent need to develop new diagnostics to help doctors treat and understand their patients diseases. Co-authors of the research paper include Dr. Lakshmi Dasi, professor, biomedical engineering (BME) and Hoda Hatoum, post doc, BME.

Tori Burton is a third year, undergraduate, food and agriculture biological engineering major and is currently minoring in BME and is pre-med.