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May 13, 2010

Paliwal honored at Young Investigators’ Day

Saurabh Paliwal, working in Dr. Andre Levchenko’s lab, received the Bae Gyo Jung Research Award at the Young Investigators’ Day Program on April 15th, 2010. Young Investigators’ Day celebrates and recognizes the work of graduate students and postdocs in the School of Medicine. The awards are named for former Johns Hopkins students and well-respected former […]

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Deok-Ho Kim

April 30, 2010

CBID team wins Wharton Business Plan Competition

The CBID Masters team Cortical Concepts won the Michelson Grand Prize in the prestigious Wharton Business Plan Competition. Team leader Stephanie Huang and team members Jason Hsu, Christopher Komanski, Evan Luxon and Nicolas Martinez developed a device to strengthen fixation of screws in osteoporotic spinal bone, avoiding the pain and expense of revision surgery to […]

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April 28, 2010

Li student gets best poster award

Jiefeng Xi’s poster presentation entitled “Real-Time Calibration for High-Speed Swept-Source OCT” was selected as Best Student Poster Presentations at 2010 Biomedical Optics Topical Meeting at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami, FL.

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Deok-Ho Kim

March 25, 2010

Trayanova students awarded National Research Service Award

Two students in Dr. Natalia Trayanova’s lab have been awarded National Research Service Awards (NRSA) from NHLBI. The fellowships provide up to five years of support for research training. Hermenegild Arevalo, a fourth-year PhD student, won the award to support his project “Image-based models that predict arrhythmia morphology in post-infarction hearts.” The goal of the […]

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Deok-Ho Kim

March 19, 2010

BME Design Teams win honors in business plan competitions

BME Design Teams recently have won several top honors in national business plan competitions. CervoCheck, a method to accurately detect early indications of preterm labor, won first place at the University of San Francisco Business Plan Competition. They also placed third in the University of Louisville Cardinal Challenge Business Plan Competition. They also won Division […]

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Deok-Ho Kim

March 15, 2010

BME Postdoc Receives Weintraub Award

Deok-Ho Kim, working in Dr. Andre Levchenko’s lab, is one of thirteen graduate students in North America chosen to receive the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Award, sponsored by the Basic Sciences Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Winners of the award were selected from an international group of nominations based on the quality, originality […]

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December 14, 2009

First annual BME Undergraduate Research Day

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering held its first annual BME Undergraduate Research Day on November 12, 2009 to showcase and recognize the research done by our undergraduate students. The program featured student posters and selected presentations. All full-time undergraduate BME students who had done research during the past year while at Johns Hopkins or at an […]

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Laura Paulsen, the Audience Choice in the 2009 MIT $100 Elevator Pitch competition.

November 10, 2009

BME senior’s elevator pitch is audience favorite

Laura Paulsen, a BME senior, won the Audience Choice award and was an overall runner-up at the 2009 MIT $100K Elevator Pitch Competition. Laura pitched a product called “The Apex,” developed in a BME Design Team course, with a catchy Indiana Jones-themed presentation. Cryoablation, or freezing, is an effective and minimally-invasive treatment for prostate cancer, […]

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July 27, 2009

A suture with stem cells for faster healing

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have demonstrated a practical way to embed a patient’s own adult stem cells in the surgical thread that doctors use to repair serious orthopedic injuries such as ruptured tendons. The goal, the students said, is to enhance healing and reduce the likelihood of re-injury without changing the surgical procedure itself. […]

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Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students Erica Jantho, Hanlin Wan and Swarnali Sengupta test their team's ICU MOVER, a mobility aid designed to safely ambulate critical care patients. Photo: Will Kirk/HIPS

May 30, 2008

A Better Way to Move ICU Patients

Johns Hopkins undergraduates have designed and built a device to enable critically ill intensive care unit patients to leave their beds and walk while remaining tethered to essential life-support equipment. The invention allows doctors to better understand whether carefully supervised rehabilitation, as opposed to continuous sedation and bed rest, can improve the recovery of intensive […]

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