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Department highlights

August 24, 2015

JHU offers undergraduate minor in 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.

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June 1, 2015

Les Tung named interim director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

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

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May 15, 2015

BME team works to design new 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.

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May 1, 2015

Johns Hopkins professor Donald Geman elected to National Academy of Sciences

Don, a researcher with Department of Biomedical Engineering affiliated centers — the Institute for Computational Medicine and the Center for Imaging Science, was recognized for his development of computational methods for solving multi-dimensional and complex problems in machine learning.

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December 12, 2014

CBID-redesigned protective Ebola caregivers suit selected for funding

A Johns Hopkins team that designed a protective suit for health care workers treating Ebola patients is one of the first awardees in a federal funding contest aimed at devising new tools to combat the disease.

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November 13, 2014

Investing in the future of health care

BME alumnus Robert Mittendorff ’98 keeps his finger on the pulse of health care technology as a principal at Norwest Venture Partners, where he focuses on investing capital in the field’s most exciting new develop­ments, from medical devices to specialty pharma.

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November 11, 2014

BME Design Studio grand opening

A state-of-the-art BME Design Studio has opened to provide space for undergraduate and graduate students to brainstorm, design, prototype, build, and test real-world clinical and global heath challenges.

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September 16, 2014

New program extends outstanding computational and analytical services to Hopkins researchers

The Computational Biology Consulting Core program, directed by Dr. Steven Salzberg, will enhance the computational capabilities of investigators at Johns Hopkins who seek solutions for data-intensive analysis.

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May 16, 2014

Design Day 2014: Student devices solve real clinical needs

Featured at CBID Design Day, AccuSpine — a spinal pedicle probe designed by Johns Hopkins BME undergrads — has already won $33,000 in competition prize money.

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April 30, 2014

Dr. Eranga Ukwatta named Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering Centennial Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Ukwatta was selected following a national search to find rising stars: with a record of achievement, a strong desire for scientific discovery, and aspirations for societal impact.

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