October 2015

Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering News

New institute unites experts for brain research

New Institute for Brain Study

Biomedical Engineering Professor Michael I. Miller, director of the Center for Imaging Science, will co-direct a new $20 million neuroscience research institute to promote collaboration among neuroscience, engineering, and data science to better understand the human brain.   Read more.

Yue endowed scholars fund benefits students

David T. Yue

To sustain the legacy of the late David T. Yue, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University leaders, colleagues, and family members have established an endowed scholars fund and will host a symposium and memorial dedication.   Read more.

Entreprenuerial alum focuses on clinical needs

Alumni Ananth Natarajan

Physician and engineer Ananth Natarajan, MSE ’92, returned to Homewood campus this year as part of an ongoing BME EDGE speakers series to share his experience launching a medical device company. Read more.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Virtual testing of new cancer drug therapies to speed clinical trials Virtual testing of new cancer drug therapies to speed clinical trials Personalizing CT BME research lab receives funding and support to vastly improve CT scans Predicting Genetic Mutations Michael Beer improves methodology for predicting disease-enabling genetic mutations

FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

TJ Ha Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Taekjip Ha joins BME faculty   Assistant Professor Patrick Cahan BME faculty appointment: Assistant Professor Patrick Cahan   Assistant Professor Nicholas J. Durr Assistant Professor Nicholas J. Durr joins BME’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

PhD student Qian Cao awarded HHMI research fellowship PhD student Qian Cao awarded HHMI research fellowship BME grads develops noninvasive deep brain stimulator to control Parkinson’s symptoms BME grads develop noninvasive deep brain stimulator to control Parkinson’s symptoms BME undergrads develop contraceptive implant training kit for global health technicians BME undergrads develop contraceptive implant training kit for global health technicians
Message from the  Interim Director
Leslie Tung

Welcome. As the interim director, I am excited to share with you some of the many activities of our faculty, students, and alumni. In this issue of BME News, we highlight an exciting new research institute aimed at understanding the human brain, the creation of an endowed scholars fund to support BME MD-PhD students, and one of our MSE alumni who has shared with us his experiences starting a medical device company.

We are also very interested in hearing about our alumni. Please be sure to stay in touch.

Best wishes,

Leslie Tung, PhD
Professor and Interim Director of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University


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