News Archives

Dr. Efimov develops new tools to advance cardiac surgery and therapy

September 16, 2020
He and his collaborators are pioneering a new class of medical instruments that use flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.

Dr. Kay to serve on NIH study section team

September 04, 2020
The National Institutes of Health has invited Dr. Kay to serve as a member of the Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolism Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

Dr. Kay receives grant to study sleep apnea’s effect on Alzheimer’s disease

July 22, 2020
Dr. Kay and Dr. David Mendelowitz will study the effect of obstructive sleep apnea on cognitive decline and the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

SEAS celebrates 2020 Commencement

May 21, 2020
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

April 30, 2020
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

April 30, 2020
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

April 08, 2020
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

April 08, 2020
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.

Undergraduate Anna Warhol named EAGL Scholar-Athlete of the Year

April 08, 2020
The East Atlantic Gymnastics League has named BME student and GW gymnast Anna Warhol its 2020 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Learn more about Anna’s accomplishments as a gymnast and scholar.

BME winners of SEAS Student R&D Showcase

October 30, 2019
The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) congratulates the BME student and faculty mentor winners of the 2019 SEAS Student R&D Showcase.

Dr. Li wins Hegarty Award for Faculty Innovation

October 16, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Zhenyu Li for winning the $10,000 Hegarty Award for Faculty Innovation.

Dr. Papa awarded breast cancer research grant

September 06, 2019
A Department of Defense grant will allow Dr. Papa to pursue a novel research approach that targets circulating tumor cells in the bloodstream.

Dr. Efimov receives $3.6m AHA grant and an NIH sub-contract

June 03, 2019
Dr. Igor Efimov has received two new grants, one from the American Heart Association and another from the NIH.

BME salutes our senior project and Pelton Award nominees

May 10, 2019
The Department of Biomedical Engineering salutes three teams of graduating seniors for their outstanding senior design projects.

Christianne Chua named a Barry Goldwater Scholar

May 06, 2019
BME undergraduate Christianne Chua has been named a 2019 Barry T. Goldwater Scholar, the highest national-level award for outstanding undergraduate researchers in STEM.