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October 25, 2016

NIH-funded study by JHU's Andrew Feinberg to explore effects of lead exposure
Andrew Feinberg

When researchers try to uncover the cause of disease, they commonly start with two questions: did a quirk in the patient's genes open the door to illness, or did exposure to environmental factors play havoc with the patient's health?

October 24, 2016

The Passing of David A. Robinson
David Robinson

David A. Robinson, a founding member of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering and distinguished service professor emeritus of ophthalmology, biomedical engineering, and neuroscience, died on Oct.18 at 92.

July 22, 2016

TEDCO chooses JHU BME biotech start-ups for funding
Advancing Medical Technology

Three Johns Hopkins BME-associated medical technology development companies have been selected by the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) Life Science Investment Fund for product development funding.

May 17, 2016

Imaging and surgery at the cutting edge
 Jeff Siewerdsen, PhD, and Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD, are co-directors of the new Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation.

The setting of surgical milestones is revamped as the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation to foster collaboration between surgeons and biomedical engineers.

March 16, 2016

US News gives top rank to Hopkins BME graduate program

The Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering program has held the top spot in the U.S. News graduate school rankings since they were first published in 1990.

October 15, 2015

The David T. Yue, MD, PhD, Endowed Scholars Fund benefits students
David T. Yue MD, PhD

To sustain the legacy of the late David T. Yue, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University leaders, colleagues, and family members have established an endowed scholars fund and will host a symposium and memorial dedication

October 1, 2015

JHU, DuPont agreement sets stage for 2016 Ebola suit production
CBID-designed healthcare worker protection suit

In collaboration with DuPont, production of the CBID-designed healthcare worker protection suit will be expedited — and will be on the market for use in the first half of 2016.

August 24, 2015

JHU offers undergraduate minor in computational medicine
Computational Medicine

The course of study exposes students to the fundamentals of computational medicine — a discipline devoted to the development of quantitative approaches to understanding the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease.

June 1, 2015

Les Tung named interim director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Leslie Tung, PhD

Leslie Tung, PhD, professor and director of undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering, has been named interim director of the department of biomedical engineering.

May 15, 2015

BME team works to design new protective suit for Ebola caregivers
New  design: protective suit for Ebola caregivers

Youseph Yazdi and his colleagues are overcoming final engineering challenges, financial matters and scale-up issues for their improved Ebola protective suit — moving them closer to their production goal.