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Biomedical Engineering News

Tessa Posey 2019

Alpha Eta Mu Beta MINDS Scholarship

Congratulations to BME senior Tessa Posey for being selected as a Mentoring for INnovative Design Solutions (MINDS) scholar! Over the next month she will be working on a inter-institutional team to design and create a novel and clinically-translatable  medical device or technology. She will meet her mentor and group members at the upcoming BMES conference in Philadelphia. Have fun, Tessa!

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Ed Gatzke is 'SPUR'ing academic success for low-income students

UofSC's CEC has received nearly $1 million in funding through a grant from the NSF to implement programs that increase graduation rates of high-achieving, low-income students in undergraduate engineering and computing degree programs.

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Novartis Academic-to-Industry Hackathon 2019

BME graduate students Zanshe Thompson (Dr. Kathrein's lab) and Chris Isley (Dr. Gower's lab) participated at this year's Academic-to-Industry Novartis Hackathon. Thanks for representing UofSC!

Dr. Moss

A lighthouse in the night

Melissa Moss provides opportunities and inspiration to female students in the CEC.

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BME PhD class of 2019

Congratulations to Drs. Will Torres, Hope Holt, Rebecca Jones, and Lauren Wolf (from left to right), who graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from USC this spring! We wish you all the best for the future!

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Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Advisor Award

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Uline for being recognized for his tireless dedication to student advisement by receiving USC's Ada B. Thomas Award for Outstanding Advising! Well deserved!

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Our Graduates Rock!

Congratulations to BME alumni Colman Moore (UCSD), Shrusti Patel (VU), Samantha Stewart (UMCP), and Heather Struckman (OSU) for receiving a Fellowship from the National Science Foundation! What a great achievement!

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Professor Gatzke receives 2019 Garnet Apple Award

Just before Ed Gatzke had the chance to begin his modeling and simulation of biomedical systems class Wednesday morning, he was surprised with balloons and one of the University of South Carolina's most prestigious awards - the Garnet Apple Award for teaching innovation. 

chang news 2019

Tiny pores, huge impact

With a two-year $250,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Chang Liu is assembling a research team of four graduate and post-doc students to create and miniturize a test that can detect TB antigens in the blood using nanopore technology. 

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The light at the end of the tunnel

Ehsan Jabbarzadeh can see where the future of engineering will be, and it's exactly where his interests lie: the mesh point between science and business. Through the entrepreneurial engineering master's program he began, he hopes the CEC's students can learn this, too.

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Outstanding Senior Award

Congratulations to Victor Madormo, who has been recognized with this year's Outstanding Senior Award. Victor is planning on pursuing an MD/PhD after graduating from BME.

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South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers

Congratulations to BME senior Sydney Weaver for winning the 2019 South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers Award!

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ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

Zanshé Thompson was selected to give an oral presentation at the 60th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, CA. She presented her work on "Ing4 Regulates Hematopoiesis through Suppression of NF-kB." Click to read abstract.

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APS Featured Article

Congratulations to William Torres whose recent publication "Regional and temporal changes in left ventricular strain and stiffness in a porcine model of myocardial infarction" has been selected as a feature article by the APSselect  September edition, showcasing some of the best recently published articles in physiologcial research. Will is a member of Drs. Shazly's and Spinale's research group


Investigating the Balance of Passive and Active Mechanics in Vascular Remodeling: An Integrated Experimental and Computational Approach

Congratulations to Drs. Lessner, Eberth and Shazly for being awarded an NSF grant for their collaborative research investigating the mechanics of vascular remodeling.  

Chang Liu

Welcome Dr. Liu!

BME is welcoming Assistant Professor Dr. Chang Liu to the Program! Dr. Liu received his PhD from Florida International University in 2013 and is most recently joining us from Arizona State University. His research interests are biosensor development and biomarker discovery using nanomaterials. 

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South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers

Congratulations to BME senior Ande (Lauren) Hesser for winning the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers Award! Ande has been accepted into the PhD program at the University of Chicago. Best of luck with your future studies!

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Outstanding Senior Award

BME is proud to honor its top graduate Eric Bidinger with the Outstanding Senior Award. Eric is headed to MUSC in Charleston, and is planning on becoming either an orthopedic surgeon or an emergency room physician.

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Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to rising BME senior Victor Madormo for being awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, bringing the total of BME Goldwater Scholars at USC up to 5 in only 6 years. Our students rock!

hendley poster award 2018

Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting Poster Award

Michael Hendley from Dr. Michael Gower's lab has received the Third Place Tissue Engineering Special Interest Group (TE SIG) Poster Award at the 2018 Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting. Congratulations, Michael!

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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Congratulations to USC BME alum Ryan Geiser, who has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship - the University of Cambridge's most prestigious scholarship for international postgraduate students! Ryan will pursue his PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK, investigating the folding and misfolding of proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative diseases. 


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Gamecock BME students Erica Maissey and Tibra Wheeler for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship this year! Honorable mentions went to USC BME'lers Shrusti Patel and Chris Haycook. 


Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

BME faculty Dr. Chandrashekhar Patel has won the USC School of Medicine 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Service Awards for Diversity and Inclusion Leadership. 


AHA Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Sue Lessner for being elected a fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology conference in Minneapolis.

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Congratulations, Merina Jahan!

Graduate student Merina Jahan has been awarded the very competitive GHC Scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) for Women in Computing conference in Orlando, Florida in October 2017. This is world’s largest gathering of women technologists and is produced by the Anita Borg Institute in partnership with ACM.  

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Samuel Litman Distinguished Professor Award

Congratulations to Dr. Tarek Shazly for winning this year's Samuel Litman Award, recognizing distinguished educational performance and accomplishments within the College of Engineering and Computing.

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Congratulations to BME senior Brock Fletcher for being awarded a National Science Foundation  Graduate Research Fellowship!!

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Outstanding Senior Award

BME is honoring its top graduate Sam Keeney with the Outstanding Senior Award. Congratulations, what a huge accomplishment! Sam has accepted a research position at the University of Pennsylvania.

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South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers

Congratulations to senior Ryan Geiser for winning the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers Award! Ryan has accepted a PhD position at Cambridge University, UK, funded by the prestigious Whitaker fellowship.  

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Congratulations Ryan Geiser!

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that BME senior Ryan Geiser has been named a Whitaker International Fellow.

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SC Bio, Greenville

Students had a great time connecting with local Biotech industries at the SC Bio in Greenville.


Annual BMES Meeting in Minneapolis

Thanks, BMES for representing USC at this year's Annual BMES Conference in Minneapolis, MN!!

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Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

Congratulations to BMEN senior James Frederick "Weber" Pike for being awarded one of USC's highest honors! The Sullivan Awards are given each year for outstanding achievements, campus leadership, exemplary character and service to the community.


Tau Beta Pi Scholarship Recipients

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Outstanding BME Senior Award


South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers (SCSPE) Award

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USC Outstanding Senior Award

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Congratulations, Ryan!

elizabeth crummy

BME senior wins prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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IBE poster winners

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Congratulations to junior BMEN Ryan Geiser!


BME graduate students win SPARC grant


Gender-specific Differences in Failure Resistance and Material Fatigue of Human Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques


New Dean Appointment!

Melissa Moss

Congratulations to Dr. Moss!

 Paige Schroder

Professional Engineers Outstanding Senior Award


Outstanding Senior Award


2015 Graduate Student Symposium Oral Presentation


2015 Graduate Student Symposium Oral Presentation


Outstanding Woman of the Year


Truman Scholarship Finalist

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