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2007 News Archive

2007 USC Biomedical Engineering in the News


BME Senior Althea Lyman wins the
December 20, 2007
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BME Professor Ted Berger Chairs Blue Ribbon Panel on Brain Computer Systems
December 17, 2007
BME Professor Ted Berger, who holds the David Packard Chair in the Viterbi School of Engineering, also heads a blue-ribbon panel that recently published its final report assessing the state of the art in research and development of brain-computer interfaces.
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Professor Mark Humayun Wins Election to the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
December 02, 2007
Professor Mark Humayun (Ophthalmology & BME) has won election to the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Humayun and other members of the Class of 2008 were nominated and approved by current members of the College, consisting of over 900 scientists and engineers.
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USC ranks 9th in percentage of BS BME degrees awarded to women
November 20, 2007
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BME hosts Inaugural Fred S. Grodins Keynote Lecture, delivered by Professor Douglas A. Lauffenburger, Head of the Biological Engineering Department at MIT.
November 01, 2007
Douglas Lauffenburger, the Uncas and Helen Whitaker Professor of Bioengineering and director of MIT’s Biological Engineering Division, presented the Viterbi School Department of Biomedical Engineering’s first Grodins Keynote Lecture on Oct. 26, 2007.
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Team led by BME faculty wins Zumberge Interdisciplinary Award
October 16, 2007
Ultrasound-based image-guided surgery A team of faculty from the Viterbi and Keck Schools led by Dr. Jesse Yen, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has won a Zumberge Interdisciplinary Award for its proposed project entitled "Use of Ultrasound for Image-Guided Surgery". The other members of the team include Dr. Brent Liu, Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Shirin Towfigh, Assistant Professor of Surgery.
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BME Professors Norberto Grzywacz and Bartlett Mel will lead a multidisciplinary team in a new $6 million NIH project
October 08, 2007
BME Professors Norberto Grzywacz and Bartlett Mel will lead a multidisciplinary team in a new $6 million NIH project to develop visual displays that will help patients with age-related macular degeneration, who suffer from significant vision loss. For more, see: http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/usc-biomedical-team.htm
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Multi-institution team led by Dr. Clara Lajonchere, Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, receives a five-year, $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
October 03, 2007
A multi-institution team led by Dr. Clara Lajonchere, Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an ambitious effort to survey the genetic, physical and behavioral profiles of children with autism. For more, see: http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/14313.html
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Dr. Ellis Meng appointed Viterbi Early Career Chair
September 13, 2007
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ellis Meng, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, who has just been appointed to be the holder of the prestigious Viterbi Early Career Chair.
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Putting His Finger on Hand Mechanics
September 12, 2007
USC biomedical engineer grasps the importance of learning seemingly simple functions.
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The BME Department Welcomes Dr. Francisco Valero-Cuevas
August 15, 2007
BME extends a very warm welcome to Dr. Francisco Valero-Cuevas, who joins us this Fall as Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biokinesiology.
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Engineering the Mouth
August 08, 2007
The university’s course catalogue will introduce a new minor to undergraduate engineering students this fall. The minor in Craniofacial and Dental Technology is an interdisciplinary collaboration among the School of Dentistry, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering and USC College’s Department of Biological Sciences.
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Dr. Jesse Yen wins Coulter Early Career Award
July 12, 2007
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Dr. Qifa Zhou has been promoted to Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
June 29, 2007
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Dr. Jean-Michel Maarek has been promoted to Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
June 22, 2007
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Dr. Tzung
May 18, 2007
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BME Seniors recognized at the USC Student Recognition awards
May 17, 2007
Congratulations to the six BME seniors named to the Order of Troy!
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Neal Laxpati named undergraduate Grodins Award Winner
May 17, 2007
Nealen "Neal" Laxpati was named the 2007 Fred S. Grodins undergraduate award recipient at the 2007 Viterbi Awards ceremony.
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Grodins Symposium Carries on Proud Tradition
May 09, 2007
Biomedical engineering students presented research and met industry representatives at the 11th installment of the Fred S. Grodins Symposium
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The Next Generation of Retinal Implants
March 06, 2007
FDA approves study to evaluate a new device for the blind
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SEEDING A CENTER FOR HEART DISEASE RESEARCH
January 23, 2007
Biomedical engineer and physician John Hsiai will form a Cardiovascular Research Core with faculty from seven departments in five USC schools.
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Ted Berger's Brain Chips Featured in February issue of Scientific American
January 22, 2007
If successful, the biomedical team would be significantly closer to designing a brain implant that could improve or restore people's memory.
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