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March 24, 2017

Six from Hopkins BME awarded NSF graduate research fellowships

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering will be home to six new Graduate Research Fellows – outstanding students in science, technology, engineering, or math graduate programs who have been recognized by the National Science Foundation.

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BME students design retractable umbrella for wheelchair users

Two Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students won the mobility and transportation category at the Abilities Hackathon, an event held for the second year at the Digital Harbor Foundation’s Baltimore location.

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March 21, 2017

Jourdan Ewoldt earns top prize at BMES Undergraduate Research Day

Biomedical Engineering senior Jourdan Ewoldt took home the first place award at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Day on March 10.

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February 22, 2017

Students aim to advance orthotics industry

Param Shah and Alex Mathews, two undergraduate students at the Whiting School of Engineering, are combining their backgrounds in computer science and biomedical engineering to improve the orthotics industry.

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February 20, 2017

Students Train to Become Design Team Leaders

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 […]

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Michael Ketcha Wins Young Scientist Award at SPIE 2017

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.”

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January 5, 2017

Alex Mathews named to Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list

Alex Mathews, at right, of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently named to the annual Forbes “30 Under 30” list for his work on Fusiform with classmate Param Shah, at left.

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December 9, 2016

Students develop foot-operated game controller

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.

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November 16, 2016

CBID startup awarded $500,000

Glyscend, Inc., a startup company with roots in BME, was selected from nearly 500 proposals to receive $500,000 in grant money from the Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC’s World Without Disease QuickFire Challenge.

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The Cryoablation team who competed at the Collegiate Inventors Competition includes (from left) Bailey Surtees, Sarah Lee, Yixin Clarisse Hu, and Serena Thomas.

November 5, 2016

Undergrads win bronze in Collegiate Inventors Competition

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.

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