September 16, 2022
Johns Hopkins team named finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition
The team of Johns Hopkins engineering students developed a simpler and more comfortable brace to treat kids born with clubfoot.
September 15, 2022
A crash course in the life of a biomedical engineer
The Immersive Summer Program for Education, Enrichment, and Distinction in Biomedical Engineering introduces high school students to school and career pathways in biomedical engineering.
August 12, 2022
Vital tech with a fatal flaw
The pulse oximeter is now a staple in hospital rooms and personal medicine cabinets. But a major flaw in its design could prevent people of color from receiving the care they need.
August 9, 2022
For student founders with disabilities, entrepreneurship is personal
While many devices designed by biomedical engineers have passed through FastForward U’s doors to treat illnesses and physical disabilities, some founders are approaching supporting disability from a different angle — personal experience.
August 3, 2022
Inaugural FastForward U Summer Incubator Program Helps Students Live and Breathe Their Startups
Two dozen students took part in FastForward U’s inaugural summer incubator, a six-week pilot program where participants received free housing, mentorship opportunities, and a small stipend to focus on their startup or innovation.
June 27, 2022
Device makes ‘Daddy Duty’ easier for new father
Like many expectant fathers, Josh Basile envisioned the day his son, Calder, would be born. He imagined holding, feeding, and...
April 22, 2022
Four from Hopkins BME recognized at Young Investigators’ Day
Young Investigators’ Day was established in 1978 to recognize young investigators who are trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and to provide them with a forum for their work. This year, four from Hopkins BME were recognized for their research.
February 1, 2022
Lab-grown meat, fungus-based ice cream
Food of the Future course led by Franklyn Hall, a Hopkins BME PhD student, explores the new range of meats, milks, and cheeses developed using cellular manipulation and emerging technology.
October 29, 2021
Eight from Hopkins BME receive Provost Undergraduate Research Awards
Eight biomedical engineering undergraduates from Johns Hopkins University received the Provost Undergraduate Research Award to help fund their research projects over the coming year.
October 11, 2021
Targeting epilepsy with surgical precision
Developed by Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineers, a new method of highlighting the most epileptic parts of the brain could enable not only more accurate diagnosis of the seizure disorder, but also help guide more precise surgical treatment.
September 24, 2021
Four Hopkins BME PhD students named Siebel Scholars
Selected for their exceptional academic performance and outstanding leadership, four Johns Hopkins University PhD students studying biomedical engineering have been named Siebel Scholars for 2022.
June 23, 2021
Three from Hopkins BME join new class of Fulbright grant winners
After the announcement of a record-breaking 48 finalists earlier this spring, Fulbright grants have been awarded to three students and alumni of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering in the face of a pandemic and limited availability of placements.
May 19, 2021
Hopkins BME students win at FastForward U’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge
FastForward U has announced the winners of its inaugural Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge, which awarded more than $100,000 to eight student startups.
April 26, 2021
Innerva wins $10,000 “Cure It!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
The Innerva team, made up of undergraduate students from the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, were awarded the 2021 $10,000 “Cure it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for their work with peripheral nerve injuries.
April 19, 2021
Two Hopkins BME juniors named Goldwater Scholars
Two juniors studying biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for their research and achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math
April 16, 2021
DioTeX earns $10,000 from Draper Competition
Cassandra Parent, a third-year student studying biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins, was recently named a track winner in the Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs, earning a prize of $10,000.
April 10, 2021
Three from Hopkins BME recognized at Young Investigators’ Day
Young Investigators’ Day at Johns Hopkins University was established in 1978 to recognize the outstanding research contributions made by our trainees: medical and graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and residents.
April 2, 2021
Travis Brady earns Ford Foundation Fellowship
In recognition of his work in the lab and his desire to lead the next generation of scientists, Travis Brady was recently awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship. Brady is pursuing his PhD in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and has a goal of one day leading his own lab that will emphasize mentorship, communication, and community engagement.
March 31, 2021
Five from Hopkins BME receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Five students from the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering have received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, or math fields who have been recognized by the National Science Foundation.
March 3, 2021
TikTok tutor racks up thousands of followers around the world
Hopkins BME senior Ben Straus shares homework help and study tips through TikTok videos and a Discord server.
January 13, 2021
There’s no workspace like home
Three Hopkins roommates transformed their townhouse into a temporary manufacturing lab while the campus closed due to the pandemic.
December 23, 2020
The future of face masks
A team of biomedical engineering undergraduate students won $250,000 for their adaptable surgical mask design in the XPRIZE competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.