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2006 News Archive

2006 USC Biomedical Engineering in the News


Researchers Seek Way to Stem Atherosclerosis
October 24, 2006
Several USC research teams have combined their diverse areas of expertise – including engineering, pharmaceutical sciences and cardiology – to study a novel strategy for preventing atherosclerosis
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Kirk Shung Receives $5 Million NIH Grant
September 28, 2006
K. Kirk Shung, a professor of biomedical engineering and director of USC’s Ultrasonic Transducer Resource Center (UTRC), has been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the next generation high frequency ultrasonic arrays and scanners. The devices will greatly improve imaging of superficial structures, such as the cornea of the eye and subcutaneous layers of the skin.
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A Revolution in Prosthetics
September 22, 2006
Loss of a limb can be devastating to individuals and their families, and learning to use a prosthetic device may take years. Today’s prosthetic arms and legs while impressive, provide a limited range of movement and only a primitive ability to grasp objects. But at Gerald Loeb’s Medical Device Development Facility in the basement of USC’s Denney Research Building, a hotbed of novel technologies promises to make new artificial limbs more lifelike than you ever imagined.
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USC Gets $2 Million NIH Grant
September 21, 2006
Interdisciplinary team to study indicators of atherosclerosis.
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Congratulations, Aaron Wong - it's been quite a month!
May 12, 2006
Aaron, a BMEE senior, received 2 distinguished awards this month. On May 1, he received the Fred S. Grodins Award for academic excellence in Biomedical Engineering. To top that, he was recently named one of the two Salutatorians for the University!
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Student Recognition Awards
May 11, 2006
The Order of Troy is awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated extraordinary service and dedication to the University of Southern California's campus community.
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Viterbi School Faculty Research Award 2006
April 26, 2006
The BME department congratulates Dr. Tzung K. Hsiai for winning the 2006 Viterbi School Junior Faculty Research Award. This award was presented to Dr. Hsiai by Dean Yannis Yortsos at the Annual VSoE Spring Luncheon on April 26, 2006.
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Engineering New Technologies for 21st Century Medicine
April 07, 2006
Technological advances in bioengineering are revolutionizing medicine, allowing scientists and engineers to peer into the very heart of the body’s cells and understand disease at the molecular level. No other field stands to gain as much from this revolution in the 21st century, says Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., and director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, an institute within the National Institutes of Health.
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10th Annual Grodins Graduate Research Symposium
April 01, 2006
The 10th Annual Grodins Graduate Research Symposium was held on Saturday April 1, 2006 in the Radisson Midtown Hotel. In spite of heavy rain, 140 faculty, students and guests participated in this whole-day event, in which 16 talks and 64 posters were presented.
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Berger Win Convocation Kudos
March 29, 2006
Viterbi School professor - Theodore W. Berger of BME - receive awards in USC's solemn annual convocation March 30.
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Ellis Meng Wins NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award
February 27, 2006
An assistant professor of biomedical engineering has won the National Science Foundation's prestigious early career award for pioneering work in microfluidics.
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