December 3, 2020
Hopkins BME undergrads named finalists in global mask design challenge
A Hopkins BME team of 24 undergraduate students that's come up with a clear, adaptable face mask is among five finalists in a global challenge to design a better mask.
December 2, 2020
Richard Johns, founding director of Hopkins BME, dies at 95
Richard Johns, founding director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, died Nov. 29 at the age of 95 from complications of dementia.
November 24, 2020
Natalia Trayanova receives the 2021 Douglas P. Zipes Lectureship Award
Natalia Trayanova, the Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2021 Douglas P. Zipes Lectureship Award, given jointly by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society.
November 11, 2020
Student team develops ventilator alternative for COVID-19 patients
A group of six third-year undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University is on a mission to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic from their living rooms by designing leak-proof masks that can be used with ordinary CPAP machines to deliver breathing relief to hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
November 11, 2020
Cross-disciplinary team will design, develop devices to better treat spinal cord injuries
Funded through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the project will bring together experts from across Johns Hopkins to create solutions that work on the battlefield and on the frontlines of health care.
November 2, 2020
Sarma wins inauguaral Pitch It On! Competition for female inventors
Sridevi Sarma, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, won $10,000 in Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures’ Pitch It On! competition for female inventors.
October 19, 2020
ClearMask makes and sells 11 million masks internationally
With FDA clearance, maximum barrier protection, and supply chain advantages, the business founded by Johns Hopkins alumni improves the standard of care for patients around the world.
October 15, 2020
Synthetic biologist wins prestigious Packard Fellowship
Reza Kalhor, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, edits the genetic code to enable cells to record their own growth—a key to unlocking the origins of developmental abnormalities.
September 29, 2020
Two PhD students from Hopkins BME named Siebel Scholars
Yuan Rui and Sarah Somers, two PhD students studying biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins, have been names Siebel Scholars for 2021.
September 29, 2020
Hopkins BME team named finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition
Team Benegraft is among the finalists announced by the Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual contest founded by the National Inventors Hall of Fame to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship at the collegiate level.
September 28, 2020
Johns Hopkins researchers develop system for using everyday glucose monitors to detect COVID-19 antibodies
A trio of Johns Hopkins scientists—a pharmacologist, a biomedical engineer, and a biophysicist—are pooling their knowledge to design a device that can detect whether a person has antibodies linked to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
September 24, 2020
Septic shock starts earlier than understood and develops distinct levels of patient risk, study suggests
A new study from Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers finds that hospitals could categorize patients based on risk and develop early monitoring systems to detect early stages of septic shock.
September 14, 2020
Hopkins BME undergraduate program ranked No. 1 by ‘U.S. News’ once again
The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering has again been recognized as the nation’s top undergraduate program in BME by U.S. News and World Report, the longest-running and most widely cited assessment of U.S. colleges and universities.
September 14, 2020
Casey Overby Taylor earns Genomic Innovator Award
Casey Overby Taylor, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins, has received a Genomic Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute.
September 10, 2020
New genetic analysis method could advance personal genomics
Geneticists could identify the causes of disorders that currently go undiagnosed if standard practices for collecting individual genetic information were expanded to capture more variants that researchers can now decipher.
September 3, 2020
Build an imager…from your living room
When Johns Hopkins University announced the transition to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic this past March, Web Stayman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, had just one week to transform his in-person, project-based Build an Imager course into a completely virtual, interactive experience.
August 26, 2020
Got fatigue? Study further pinpoints brain regions that may control it
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine using MRI scans and computer modeling say they have further pinpointed areas of the human brain that regulate efforts to deal with fatigue.
August 25, 2020
René Vidal and team receive MoDL award from the National Science Foundation-Simons Foundation
René Vidal, the Herschel L. Seder Professor in Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, is leading a team of engineers, mathematicians, and theoretical computer scientists from multiple institutions who seek to revolutionize our understanding of the mathematical and scientiﬁc foundations of deep learning.
August 25, 2020
Johns Hopkins welcomes back Jude Phillip as new faculty member
Jude Phillip is joining Hopkins BME as one of its newest core faculty members, and he will be welcomed by some familiar faces. He is returning to the school where his interest in aging began as he pursued his PhD studies under the mentorship Denis Wirtz, Theophilus Halley Smoot Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
August 6, 2020
Sarma and Winslow earn NSF RAPID award to optimize ventilator therapy
Supported by an NSF Rapid Response Research award, Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers Sridevi Sarma and Raimond Winslow are creating data-driven models to ensure that COVID-19 patients in intensive care units receive optimal ventilator therapy.
August 5, 2020
Dusting off the sewing machine to donate PPE
When Ivy Wang first learned to sew two years ago, she could never have predicted that the simple stitching skills she mastered would help her protect the lives of hundreds during a global pandemic as a volunteer making cloth masks for frontline workers.
August 5, 2020
Hopkins BME students develop low-cost device to treat postpartum hemorrhage in low-resource settings
Gavin Mischler, Maya Lapinski, and Katherine Hu met through the Hopkins BME Design Team program, and spent the next three years developing a reusable device that aims to reduce the rate of childbirth-related deaths for women in low-resource settings.
August 4, 2020
Student startup Relavo takes home $500,000 KidneyX prize
Relavo, a company founded by Johns Hopkins undergraduates studying biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $500,000 KidneyX prize to develop a product that reduces the risk for contamination during at-home kidney dialysis treatments.
August 3, 2020
PhD students and mentors win research and diversity fellowship
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded three pairs of Johns Hopkins PhD students and their mentors a 2020 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, which not only recognizes students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields, but also is designed to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
July 14, 2020
A solution to vision loss in canines
After the first client-owned dog received a partial corneal transplant in 2017, a team of Hopkins BME students and alumni developed a device to make it easier for surgeons to perform partial corneal transplants on dogs.
July 13, 2020
Meet Rama Chellappa, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Rama Chellappa joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the spring of 2020. In this interview, he discusses his inspiration for pursuing a career in engineering, his research in computer vision and medical imaging, his goals for the future, and how he enjoys spending his time while outside the lab.
July 10, 2020
Johns Hopkins researchers solve imaging scan problems caused by metal implants
Engineers at Johns Hopkins have solved the problem of distorted imaging scans that plague surgeons who need to use them to assess the placement of metal implants.
July 9, 2020
Scientists use nanoparticle-delivered gene therapy to inhibit blinding eye disease in rodents
In experiments in rats and mice, two Johns Hopkins scientists — an engineer and an ophthalmologist — report the successful use of nanoparticles to deliver gene therapy for blinding eye disease.
June 29, 2020
Meet Casey Overby Taylor, assistant professor of BME
Casey Overby-Taylor joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the spring of 2020. In this interview, she discusses what sparked her interest in engineering, what she hopes to accomplish in the future, and her research on incorporating digital health tools into clinical research and healthcare practices.
June 26, 2020
Start ’em up: Cellular Analysis Technologies
The founders of Cellular Analysis Technologies valued their time in the FastForward U’s spring Accelerator program so much, they’re going through the program twice—first as a Spark team, and now as a Fuel team. The program helps students from across Johns Hopkins bring their business ideas to life.