Awards and achievements

January 20, 2017

Rene Vidal Earns IAPR Fellow Award

Rene Vidal, professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a 2016 Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition for his contributions to computer vision and pattern recognition.

IAPR elects members every two years "to acknowledge their distinguished contributions to the field of pattern recognition and to IAPR activities." It is a select group, not exceeding 0.25 percent of the total IAPR membership. A member's service to IAPR, as well as scientific contributions, are taken into account during the selection process.

Vidal has secondary appointments in the departments of Computer...  Continue reading 

January 20, 2017

Alex Mathews named to Forbes '30 Under 30' list

Alex Mathews, at right, of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently named to the annual Forbes "30 Under 30" list for his work on Fusiform with classmate Param Shah, at left.

The two were recognized in the Manufacturing and Industry category for their software-driven orthotics startup. Fusiform helps to create customizable and cost-effective orthotic devices that feature a revolutionary modular design.

Mathews said in an interview with the Hub that the project is "tackling a lot of inefficiencies in a process that hasn't adapted since the 1970s."

August 25, 2016

Congratulations PhD grad student Randall Meyer on recent honors

BME PhD candidate Randall MeyerIn recent months BME graduate student Randall Meyer has received multiple honors by notable organizations: a National Institute of Health NCI National Research Service Award Fellowship, an ARCS named scholar award, and a BMES graduate student award for research abstract. Randall is currently working under Dr. Jordan Green, seeking novel biomaterial-based particle therapeutics that mimic the function of natural cells to achieve a therapeutic effect. Learn more. 

August 22, 2016

Synergy Award to provide funding for Li / Bergles research project

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Discovery Fund has selected a research project submitted by Professors Xingde Li, Biomedical Engineering, and Dwight Bergles, Neuroscience, to receive the 2016 Synergy Award. The Synergy Award will provide $100,000 for further investigation of Circuit Plasticity in adult CNS using novel imaging tools. The award is for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Discovery Fund Synergy Awards are designed to spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators and proliferate scientific achievement in the highest...  Continue reading 

August 19, 2016

Jordan Green to be honored as a 2016 AIChE Colburn Award recipient

Jordan GreenJordan Green has been selected to receive the 2016 Allan P. Colburn Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dr. Green is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Neurosurgery, and Materials Science & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. On being informed of the award Dr. Green commented, “It is such an honor to be in the same company as the other award recipients.”

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August 15, 2016

Winston Timp named 2016 Catalyst Award recipient

BME Assistant Professor Winston Timp was among thirty-four early career faculty members recently selected to receive Johns Hopkins 2016–17 Catalyst Awards. This honor is accompanied by a $75,000 grant, mentoring opportunities, and institutional recognition. Awardees represent some of the most creative thinkers from across the University.

Dr. Timp is using the Catalyst funding to advance his studies of DNA modifications and their effect on gene regulation. He is working on the adaptation of a new sequencing technology, nanopore sequencing, to characterize DNA modifications...  Continue reading 

August 2, 2016

Alexandra Badiceanu awarded Gakenheimer Fellowship

Alexandra Badiceanu has been named the ICM (Institute for Computational Medicine) 2016-2017 Gakenheimer Fellow. Alexandra, a 2nd year graduate student, works under the guidance of Natalia Trayonova and is currently focusing on developing a novel integrative human HF myocyte model that will help explain arrhythmogenesis in HF patients.

The Gakenheimer Fellowship provides support to a student conducting heart research in developing and advancing diagnostic methods such as detection, classification and treatment of rhythm disorders.

As a recipient of this fellowship, Alexandra will receive this additional funding from Sept 2016 through...  Continue reading 

June 8, 2016

Warren Grayson awarded grant for stem cell related research

Associate Professor Warren Grayson is among 21 Johns Hopkins researchers who have been awarded a grant from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission. The grants will support projects contributing to cures for a wide range of debilitating diseases and conditions, including heart failure, stroke, multiple sclerosis, vascular diseases, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders and cancer. The researchers were awarded the Investigator-Initiated Grants due to their promising preliminary data.

Research in the Grayson Lab focuses on the use of biomaterials and stem cells to regenerate...  Continue reading 

May 20, 2016

GEAR design team wins 2016 Intel-Cornell Cup

GEAR Design TeamThe BME graduate design team of Adam Li, George Levay and Nate Tran were selected as the grand prize winner in the Intel-Cornell Cup challenge. The team won with GEAR — Game Enhancing Augmented Reality — bio-gaming device.

The GEAR bio-gaming shoes are a simple, targeted device for aiding upper-limb disabled video game players to control movement in over 20 different ways — including forward, backward, left and right along with jumping and crouching — through the use of their feet. The...  Continue reading 

May 19, 2016

Recent BME undergrad Neil Rens named Fulbright Scholar

BME senior and recent graduate Neil Rens is among a record number of Johns Hopkins students to be named a Fulbright Scholar. Fulbright Scholars are given opportunity to travel abroad to study, teach, and conduct research.

Neil graduated with the class of 2016 with a BS in biomedical engineering and a minor in entrepreneurship and management. He will study for a master's degree in health economics, policy, and law at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Learn more on the HUB.