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Cohen-Karni Prof. Tzahi Cohen-Karni, who studies electrical properties of pancreatic islet cells using nano-technology, is among the five recipients 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...).
Sidoti Christine Sidoti (B.S. '14) is a recipient of the 2014 Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association Student Service Award. She is honored for her contributions to a number of student organizations and to the student orientation program as the head orientation counselor (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...).
Design 2014
BME class of 2014 presented its capstone design projects of a number of innovative solutions to pressing medical problems. The BME additoinal major program allows students of diverse engineering disciplines to work as a team (read more... and see the posters...).
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Profs. Byron Yu and Steve Chase published a News & Views article in Nature Neuroscience (Vol. 17, p. 746), where they described their vision in using brain-computer interface and optical imaging to gain insights into brain functions.
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Prof. Jelena Kovacevic has been appointed as Head and David E. Shram Professor of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE; read more...). Prof. Jose Moura has been named ECE's Associate Head for Research and Strategic Initiatives. Both will remain closely tied to Biomedical Engineering and play an important role in enhancing the interactions between the two Departments.
LeDuc Prof. Dennis Trumble has developed a new artificial heart pump that mimics the heart's natural twisting motion during contraction. This innovative design will eliminate the possibility of blood clots, giving it a huge advantage over similar devices (read more...).
LeDuc Prof. Phil LeDuc has been named the Treasurer-Secretary of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for 2014-2016. The AIMBE represents 50,000 individuals and the top 2% of medical and biological engineers.
Feinberg Prof. Adam Feinberg has been awarded a Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Young Investigator Award, which encourages collaborations among international scientists. Only 34 teams received an award from over 800 original letters of intent (read more...).
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Thursday, May 15

BME Senior Dinner

6:00-8:00 pm
Hofbrauhaus, South Side

 

The department will celebrate our graduating seniors with a special sit-down dinner at the Hofbrauhaus on the South Side.

Saturday, May 17

Departmental Commencement

12:00-1:00 pm
McConomy Auditorium, UC

 

Congratulations to our graduating seniors, master's students, and Ph.D. students! The BME ceremony will be in the UC on Saturday at noon, the day before CMU's general Commencement ceremony.