BME Department Celebrates BME Day

November 8, 2021

Dr. Pamela Norris

BME Day took place on November 1, and having our students, faculty, and alumni back together to celebrate biomedical engineering was great. Department chair Dr. Murray Loew gave introductory remarks, and SEAS Dean John Lach introduced the keynote speaker, Dr. Pamela Norris, GW’s newly-appointed vice provost for research.  Attendees also had the chance to hear from Dr. Cindy Liu, associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and chief medical officer of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at the Milken Institute School of Public Health.  Dr. Liu spoke about the development of the GW COVID testing facility. Newly-appointed BME Visiting Professor Dr. Victor Krauthamer also spoke, described his vision and plan for revising the rBME (regulatory biomedical engineering) program.

Undergraduate students Makeda Melkie, Claire Allison, Jinbi Tian, Cameron Johnson, and Jackson Lamb, and graduate students RyeAnne Ricker, Shuyue Guan, Kenise Morris, Scott Downen and Julie Han presented their current research projects. The day concluded with an alumni career panel hosted by GW COMPASS and the Biomedical Engineering Society. Moderators Brittany Underwood and Brooke Wilson spoke to panelists Isabel Verghese (BS ’18), Camille Daszynski (BS '20, MEng ’21), Zachary Williams (BS ’20, MEng ’21), Sydney Bailes (BS ’19), Tina Zadeh (MS ’19) and Dr. Jaclyn Brennan (PhD ’20) about their careers in industry, start-ups, academia and science policy. Thank you to all of the students who took part in making BME Day a huge success!