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Department News

Spring 2020

SEAS celebrates 2020 Commencement

If you missed the live stream of the May 15 SEAS Graduation Celebration ceremonies, you can still watch them—and see photo albums and the faculty and staff congratulatory video—on the 2020 SEAS Virtual Graduation ceremonies page.

BME online summer course offerings

Summer classes begin online on May 18. Please see the list of undergraduate and graduate summer classes offered by the BME department.

Dr. Zara receives 2020 Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence

The Trachtenberg Prize is awarded annually to one GW faculty member in recognition of outstanding undergraduate teaching.

Doctoral student Desti Provenzano and husband lead team to develop N95 respirators

NBC4-Washington featured BME PhD student Destie Provenzano and her husband, Yuan James Rao (Radiology and Neurological Surgery), in the April 15 article “DC Couple Skips Honeymoon to Help Health Care Workers During Pandemic.”

Dr. Kay and collaborators win $2.3m NIH grant

The project will use chemogenetic and optogenetic technologies to study how to control the cardiac parasympathetic neural system to protect the heart from damage during and after a heart attack.

News Archives

For news from previous semesters, please visit our News Archives page.


Department Newsletters

The department newsletters are another good way to keep up with BME news.  The newsletter is published each semester and covers faculty profiles, research highlights, awards and honors, department lectures, and more.

View the BME newsletters