The Duke Biomedical Engineering department is one of the oldest and most highly rated in the United States, producing the leaders of the biomedical engineering industry. Throughout the department’s 40-year history, BME faculty have pioneered and advanced new areas of biomedical engineering research. Duke BME graduates have been awarded Rhodes, Fulbright, and Marshall Scholarships along with National Science Foundation fellowships.
Department Chair Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD wanted to showcase the department’s work at an upcoming conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society. He had received research collections at past events, and was interested in doing something similar. However, once it’s printed, a collection becomes static. While Dr. Chilkoti’s goal was to curate 40+ papers—all published by the Duke BME department over the past decade—with a printed collection for conference participants, the key challenge was how to maintain the flexibility for adding future published research into the collection.
The Nature Research Partnerships team worked with Pep Pamies, Chief Bioengineering Editor at Nature Research, to create an evergreen online collection that would accompany the printed conference piece.
The editor, Pep Pamies, expertly curated all of the current published articles and worked with Duke BME to create a foreword and a featured article promoting the department. Then, our experienced digital team designed a collection page ensuring the content is easily accessible on Nature.com.