February 20, 2017
While many Johns Hopkins undergraduates spent January at home visiting friends and family, 13 biomedical engineering students spent their winter break taking the Design Team Clinical Immersion intersession course through the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. For two weeks, these students observed interventional radiology, endoscopy, and a variety of surgeries from hip replacements to […]
Michael Ketcha, a PhD student in biomedical engineering, has won the Young Scientist Award at the 2017 SPIE Medical Imaging conference in Orlando, Florida for his paper entitled “Fundamental limits of image registration performance: effects of image noise and resolution in CT-guided interventions.”
December 9, 2016
Gyorgy Levay ordinarily doesn’t have time to play video games. The Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering master’s candidate is too busy working on controls for upper-limb prostheses to find time for running and jumping around the tops of buildings in the parkour game Mirror’s Edge. Even if he did, Levay lost both hands to a meningitis infection five years ago, and operating the keyboard for a first-person shooter game is difficult. Over the 2015-16 school year, however, Levay spent considerable time running around a video game’s virtual world.
November 5, 2016
A reusable cryotherapy system that could bring low-cost breast cancer treatment to women in rural South Africa has won the bronze prize for a Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering team in the undergraduate category of the 2016 National Collegiate Inventors Competition. Prize winners were announced Friday at an event in Washington, D.C.
October 30, 2016
Deep needle placements to sample cerebrospinal fluid, conduct biopsies, or place lines for anesthesia or drug therapy occur millions of times per year. But about a third of the time, needles may be difficult to place. In addition, the anatomical targets are typically very small and located deep within the body, offering a tiny window for a successful procedure. And the path to the target is fraught with obstacles such as blood vessels, bone, and nerve bundles.
October 28, 2016
Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, David Stein had a passion for medicine, science, and engineering, so a major like biomedical engineering seemed exciting. He was also attracted to Johns Hopkins not only for its reputation, but also for the chance to meet its former strength coach, Bill Starr. An avid weightlifter, Stein was drawn to Johns Hopkins for its strong athletic programs and excellent academics. He excelled in both. Stein earned his bachelor’s degree in BME in 1997 and stayed to complete a master’s degree in 1999 and a PhD in 2001, working in the lab of Gregory Chirikjian.
October 24, 2016
As they work toward medical breakthroughs for disease treatment and surgery, five engineering graduate students from Johns Hopkins University have won key support for their research through the prestigious Siebel Scholars program.