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Stanford Scholar Joins USC-BME as Provost Associate Professor

New Faculty Distinction is a First for the Viterbi School

May 19, 2009 —

Dr. Terence Sanger
Terence Sanger, MD, PhD, newly appointed to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will be the first Viterbi
 School faculty who has been awarded the title 'Provost Associate 
Professor,’ a distinction reserved only for a select group of 
interdisciplinary scholars at USC.

Sanger will hold appointments in BME, Neurology and Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. 

At Stanford, Sanger was the director of the Pediatric Movement Disorders Center. His research focuses on understanding the origins of pediatric movement disorders from both a biological and a computational perspective. The primary goal of his research is to discover new methods for treating children with movement disorders. His training includes backgrounds in Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing, Control Theory, Neural Networks, and Computational Neuroscience.

Sanger's MD was awarded by the Harvard Medical School, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering is from MIT.

In welcoming Sanger to the faculty, BME Department chair Michael Khoo said, “Terry is a one-of-a-kind pediatric 
neurologist who will treat patients at Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles and also establish at USC a unique research program that uses computational models of failure of motor learning to account for and predict abnormal neuromuscular control in children with movement disorders, such as cerebral palsy.”