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Department of Biomedical Engineering
Fall 2016
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Ellis Meng

Professor and Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair

Megan McCain Receives American Heart Association Faculty Award
Megan McCain awarded AHA grant to test drugs for heart failure caused by muscular dystrophy.
Stacey Finley Receives NSF Career Award
Finley achieved the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.
Neuroprosthetics Pioneer Ted Berger and Artificial Memory Chips
Berger's work to build a memory chip implant to help people with dementia, strokes, concussions, brain injuries and Alzheimer's disease, comes to fruition.
Steve Kay returns to lead USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
The pioneering center will bring together interdisciplinary teams to better understand human health and develop new life-saving devices and therapeutics
Min Family Engineering Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
BME students win first prize for FlexSpecs innovation.
Mark Humayun Receives National Medal of Technology & Innovation
Humayun was chosen for his lifelong dedication to bridging medical science and engineering to restore sight.
Eun Ji Chung Receives NIH Pathway to Independence Award
Eun Ji Chung receives a K99/R00 grant from US-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for Multimodal Peptide Amphiphile Micelles for Atherosclerosis.
Scott Fraser Elected to National Academy of Inventors
Fraser was recently inducted into the NAI, an honor that recognizes the nation's top innovators affiliated with universities and academic organizations.
USC Viterbi Professors Named AIMBE Fellows
Krishna Nayak and Scott Fraser are elected to the prestigious institute for their contributions in teaching, research and innovation.
Alejandra Gonzalez Calle Awarded NSF Young Professional Award
Calle presented on the effects of high charge density stimulation in the retina at International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology.
BME Alumna Elea Medina Given 2016 Robert S. Kaplan Life Sciences Honor
Medina '09, MS '10 has been named a 2016 Robert S. Kaplan Life Sciences Fellow at Harvard Business School.
USC MEDesign Team Wins Best Overall Design at the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering T.E.A.M. Make-a-thon
To win the competition, the team designed and prototyped a modular eyeglasses frame in less than 30 hours.
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