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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.

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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.

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Team Relavo

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Three students stand next to a table filled with 3D printed visors.

May 28, 2020

Students organize efforts to 3-D print PPE for the Johns Hopkins Hospital

While most of his classmates were preparing for final exams and upcoming summer internships, Chris Shallal spent the end of his third year focused on a multi-campus effort to create and provide durable, reusable face shields to healthcare workers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Dialysate Bag

May 20, 2020

Johns Hopkins team develops new method to make kidney dialysis fluid for patients with COVID-19

A team of researchers and students at Johns Hopkins are working to replenish the diminishing reserve of kidney dialysis fluid to help those with acute kidney injury, including COVID-19 patients who develop the disorder.

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Covaid map

May 18, 2020

With Covaid, neighbors support neighbors during the pandemic

Johns Hopkins BME senior Debanik Purkayastha and a team of university students are working to build volunteer networks online to help others during the pandemic.

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Neil Rens

May 8, 2020

Hopkins BME alum Neil Rens wins prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

With a lifelong interest in leadership and service, Johns Hopkins alum Neil Rens has worked to make health care more accessible, merging his biomedical engineering background with medicine and health economics to create new models for health care delivery. This fall, he will take this pursuit to the next level as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University.

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