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News Brief: Alexis Battle and Rama Chellappa named co-directors of DSAI

Effective July 1, Alexis Battle and Rama Chellappa will serve as interim co-directors of the Johns Hopkins Data Science and AI Institute.

13 from Hopkins BME among those selected to receive Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards

The Discovery Awards are intended to spark new interactions among investigators across the university rather than to support established projects. Teams can apply for up to $100,000 to explore a new area of collaborative work with special emphasis on preparing for an externally funded large-scale grant or cooperative agreement.

Three from Hopkins BME earn Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award

Each honoree will each receive a $75,000 grant to support their work over the next year. They also will have the opportunity to participate in mentoring sessions and events designed to connect them with colleagues at similar stages in their careers.

News Brief: Jamie Spangler earns Melanoma Research Alliance Pilot Award

Jamie Spangler, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has earned a Melanoma Research Alliance Pilot Award for her work titled "Immunotherapeutic cytokine/antibody fusion protein to treat acral melanoma."

Leading geneticist and parasitologist Jane Carlton named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Carlton uses tools of comparative genomics to study the biology and evolution of different species of parasites, with the goal of eradicating malaria.

News Brief: Natalia Trayanova’s Cardiac “Digital Twins” Featured in Wall Street Journal

Trayanova was also recently selected as an Academy Fellow by the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS).

News Brief: Jessica Dunleavey awarded Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award

Funded by the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, this award recognizes excellence in teaching. Past recipients have been honored for their enthusiasm in the classroom, interest in their students, and ability to teach complex and difficult information.

Jordan Green installed as the Herschel L. Seder Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Jordan Green, professor of biomedical engineering, was named the Herschel L. Seder Professor in biomedical engineering during an installation ceremony on April 9, 2024 at the Homewood Campus.

Joshua Doloff receives grant from Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance

Doloff will use funds to expand research in developing strategies for precise ovarian cancer treatment.

Four from Hopkins BME elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Kathleen Cullen, Andrew Feinberg, Eileen Haase, and Deok-Ho Kim have been honored for outstanding contributions to engineering and medicine research, practice, or education.

Jamie Spangler earns second 2024 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Spangler is the recipient of a 2024 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award to continue a multi-year project aimed at developing new immunotherapy approaches.

Stephanie Hicks invited to NAM Emerging Leaders Forum

The invitation-only forum is an annual assembly of outstanding early- and mid-career professionals with exceptional professional promise, achievement, and leadership in biomedical science, health, health care and related fields.

Hopkins researchers receive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards

Adam Charles, Jamie Spangler, and Jeremias Sulam receive awards to address critical challenges in the fields of neurodegenerative disease and fundamental neuroscience.  

Justus Kebschull named 2024 Sloan Research Fellow

The Sloan Fellowship honors exceptional researchers whose creativity, innovation, and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of leaders.

News Brief: Trayanova to give The Physiological Society’s Hodgkin-Huxley-Katz Prize Lecture

The Hodgkin-Huxley-Katz Prize Lecture is awarded to distinguished physiologists working outside the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.

Eric Young, Johns Hopkins hearing research pioneer, dies

In research that spanned more than 40 years, Dr. Young’s main focus was in understanding the biological basis of common hearing impairments in the brain’s auditory system.

Molecular biologist Jeff Coller joins Hopkins BME

Coller is a groundbreaking genetics researcher whose work has led to fundamental shifts in the understanding of gene expression and to the creation of new therapeutics for treating genetic disorders such as Dravet syndrome.

Elizabeth Logsdon appointed as director of new design center

Elizabeth Logsdon has been appointed as director of the Sardella Engineering Design Center, a new schoolwide engineering design center that will serve all departments and educational centers.

News Brief: Rama Chellappa receives PAMI Distinguished Researcher Award

This award is presented to candidates whose research has significantly contributed to the progress of computer vision.

Jude Phillip receives award to classify subtypes of aging cells

Phillip, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Junior Faculty award from the American Federation for Aging Research—Glenn Foundation to identify and classify subtypes of senescent cells.

Meet Annie Kathuria, assistant professor of biomedical engineering

In this interview, Kathuria discusses her research, the impact she hopes her work will produce, what excites her most about Hopkins, and more.

News Brief: Eileen Haase elected as BMES Fellow

Eileen Haase, teaching professor and vice chair for academic programs in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Natalia Trayanova joins $8M international research initiative for advanced heart disease diagnosis and therapeutics

The Leducq-funded project aims to find new therapies for heart disease by studying the effects of stimulating nerves.

Sri Sarma receives NIH Outstanding Investigator Award

Sri Sarma, associate professor of biomedical engineering and vice dean for graduate education and lifelong learning, has been selected to receive an NIH Outstanding Investigator Award.

News Brief: Tilak Ratnanather receives Diversity Recognition Award

Tilak Ratnanather, associate research professor of biomedical engineering, was chosen to receive a 2023 Diversity Recognition Award from the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council.

Casey Overby Taylor earn Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award

Thirty-seven talented early-career faculty members representing all nine academic divisions of the university will receive 2023 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards. Among the award winners this year is Casey Overby Taylor, associate professor of biomedical engineering and medicine.

Jennifer Elisseeff elected to National Academy of Sciences

Jennifer Elisseeff, the Morton F. Goldberg Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Wilmer Eye Institute, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

News Brief: Thakor and team earn 2022 Misha Mahowald award

The 2022 Misha Mahowald Prize for Neuromorphic Engineering was awarded to a team led by Nitish Thakor at Johns Hopkins...

How cancer cells organize

There is a certain class of pediatric brain cancers that is “universally deadly,” with a median survival of 15 months and few, if any, viable treatment options. The key to combating these cancers might be in analyzing how the cells within tumor tissue—cancer cells, immune cells, and others—express genes and organize themselves spatially.

Rama Chellappa elected to National Academy of Engineering

Artificial intelligence researcher Rama Chellappa, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to digital image analysis, automatic face recognition, and applications.

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