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Aleksandra Klimas Dissertation Defense

July 21, 2017

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Emilia Entcheva
Date: Friday, July 21st, 11:00am
Location: SEH Room 2000B 

Dr. Entcheva

Shedding Light on the Matter

July 10, 2017
Anti-cancer drugs can offer hope of an effective treatment for millions of cancer patients, but they also can carry the risk of side effects, particularly cardiac side effects. Testing for these side effects is essential, but it is a lengthy and expensive process, and pharmaceutical companies are eager to find ways to speed it up and reduce costs.
BME Group 2016

The Heart of the Matter

July 03, 2017
Since 1958, average life expectancy in the US has increased by 10 years. According to Igor Efimov, the inaugural chair of GW’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering, the 68 percent reduction in the mortality rate from heart disease during the same period is a huge contributor to this remarkable gain in life expectancy.
Kristina Landino

BME Masters Student wins MIPS Award

April 27, 2017
Kristina Landino, a BME M.S. student, has won one of the Student Scholar Awards offered by the Medical Image Perception Society for attendance and presentation at its 17th biennial meeting this year. She will present a paper "Comparing salience detection algorithms applied to mammograms" in Houston in July.

Dr. Efimov appears in documentary The Visa Uncertainty Holding Back Star Scientists

April 24, 2017

Dr. Igor Efimov and post-doctoral scientist Sharon George appeared in The Atlantic documentary “The Visa Uncertainty Holding Back Star Scientists .”

Group Picture: Rachael Bevill, Hifza Javed, Scott Downen, Aleksandra Klimas, Tania Singh

GW Research Days BME Prize Winners

April 14, 2017
View a list and photos of all the GW Research Days winners from the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Zderic awarded $50K from Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National

March 27, 2017

Dr. Vesna Zderic and her collaborators, Dr. Kevin Cleary (Children's National), Dr. Aleksandar Jeremic (Biology), and Dr.

Rachael Bevill awarded 2017-2018 Whitaker International Program Fellowship

March 25, 2017

Our BME Master's student Rachael Bevill, advised by Professor Chung Hyuk Park, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Whitaker International Program Fellowship.  The

Dr. Li’s research is published in Nature Biomedical Engineering

March 10, 2017

Professor Zhenyu Li,  his former PhD student Allan Guan and their collaborator, Dr. K. Scott Phillips, at FDA have published a paper on Nature Biomedical Engineering:

Angel R Moreno Dissertation Defense

March 09, 2017

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Kay

Date: Tuesday, March 28th, 2:15pm
Location: SEH Room 2000B

Kara Garrott Dissertation Defense

March 03, 2017

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Kay

Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 1:00pm
Location: SEH Room 2000B

Nature Biomedical Engineering is featuring a paper by Dr. Efimov

March 02, 2017

Nature Biomedical Engineering is featuring a paper by Dr. Igor Efimov and Dr.

​Picture left to right: Christopher Gloschat, Jaclyn Brennan, Kara Garrott, Ivan Suarez-Castellanos, Alina Kline-Schoder, Joseph

2017 Student R&D Showcase Winners

February 24, 2017
BME students had great success at the 2017 SEAS R&D Showcase. This is the penultimate research event for SEAS each year and 6 BME students won prizes.