Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University



Blank Graduate student Molly Blank's paper, entitled "Low-Cost Quantitative Palpation Device for Breast Lesion Tracking and Telehealth", won the Third Place of the Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation on Point-of-Care Technologies Conference (HIPCT '14).
Cook Prof. Keith Cook received a $2.4M NIH grant, entitled "Compliant Thoracic Artificial Lungs", to develop artificial lungs that that patients may use for long term in the comfort of their own homes while waiting for a lung transplant (read more...).
Carmell Carmell Therapeutics, a startup of Profs. Jim Burgess, Phil Campbell, and Lee Weiss, completed its clinical trial with the REPAIR™ Bone Putty, where the blood plasma-based material was found to reduce infections, speed bone healing, and promote wound closure (read more...).
Yu Chase
Profs. Byron Yu, Steve Chase and collaborators published a article in Nature (Vol. 512, p. 423), where they described how pre-existing neural activity patterns associated with previously acquired skills may affect the ease of learning new skills (read more...).
Whitehead Prof. Katie Whitehead is named by the Technology Review as one of the 2014 TR35 - 35 innovators under the age of 35. The announcement mentioned that her "systematic search discovered nanoparticles that could improve drug delivery (read the announcement page...).
Trumble Prof. Dennis Trumble received an NIH grant entitled "Computational and In Vivo Analysis of Applied Apical Torsion for Cardiac Support", to develop an artificial heart pump that mimics the heart's natural twisting motion. This innovative design will eliminate the possibility of blood clots, giving it a huge advantage over similar devices (read more...).
Robb Graduate student Sarah Robb is an award recipient of the 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Feinberg Prof. Adam Feinberg is selected as a Young Innovator by the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering, based on a study "Shrink Wrapping Cells in a Defined Extracellular Matrix to Modulate the Chemo-Mechanical Microenvironment" published by his research group in the journal (read the published article...).
KCChen Graduate student Jackie Chen, co-advised by Profs. Ge Yang and Jelena Kovacevic, won the Best Paper Award at CompImage 2014 for his work on computational image modeling for the characterization of intracellular cargo transport.
Cohen-Karni Prof. Tzahi Cohen-Karni, who studies electrical properties of pancreatic islet cells using nano-technology, is a recipient of the 2014 New Investigator Research Award of the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a private grantmaking organization that supports cutting-edge scientific research in Pennsylvania (see the announcement...).
Collier Kelly Collier (B.S. '11), whose capstone design project formed the foundation of a fledging small business, ActivAided Orthotics, is named "2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Western Pennsylvania Small Business Administration (read the news, and more about Kelly Collier...).
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Paula Foster, Ph.D.

Scientist, Cellular MRI Program Leader
Robarts Research Institute
and Associate Professor, Medical Biophysics
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada


Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4:30-5:30 PM
Margaret Morrison 103

"Using MRI to Track Cancer Cells and Immune Cells for Cancer Treatment"

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Faculty Position


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University seeks the appointment of tenure-track faculty members at all levels. The Department is interested in growing the expertise in MRI engineering, image/signal processing, and neural engineering, although all areas of biomedical engineering will be considered (see the advertisement...).