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Students looking to learn the full practice of biomedical engineering—from research and innovation to patents and regulation—will find it here in our unique biomedical engineering programs.



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Leading Innovation

Dr. Igor Efimov will be inducted into the National Academy of Innovators in April 2019.

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Shaping the Future

Dr. Emilia Entcheva, a pioneer in cardiac optogenetics, is advancing stem cell science and shaping the future of personalized medicine.




BME congratulates our winners of the 2019 GW Research Days competition

Four BME students won five awards at the 2019 GW Research Days competition, an annual university-wide competition sponsored by GW’s Office of the Vice President for Research.

Dr. Papa’s research featured in Science magazine, C&E News and other media

Dr. Anne-Laure Papa’s research on blood clotting was featured in Science Magazine, Chemical & Engineering News, and other publications.

Dr. Park receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Dr. Chung-Hyuk Park has received a five-year, $429,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program grant for his project “CAREER: Social Intelligence with Contextual Ambidexterity for Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction and Intervention (LT-HRI2).”

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree. Students have the opportunity to tailor their curriculum to suit their interests through a variety of technical electives.




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