The Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering is leading two out of the six projects supported by the 2023 USC Research and Innovation Collaborative Research Planning Awards.
The awards support the creation of multidisciplinary research teams, bringing together several disciplines to provide a broad range of expertise and generate creative solutions to solve real-world problems.
The BME-led projects are:
Engineering Accessible Tools for Redesigning Postpartum Care
Principal Investigator Maral Mousavi and Co-Principal Investigators Evelyn Mitchell, Meisam Razaviyayn, Patty Pinanong, Hossein Hashemi and Hangbo Zhao will develop innovative, accessible, and affordable at-home monitoring tools and wearable sensors to simplify frequent health monitoring during the postpartum period to improve and accelerate recovery for new mothers experiencing postpartum.
Focused Ultrasound-Stimulation of Cells/Tissues/Animals to Diagnose and Treat Human Disease
Principal Investigator Qifa Zhou and Co-Principal Investigator Yingxiao Wang address untapped ultrasonic technology and foster a collaborative environment of USC biomedical engineers and biologists to accelerate the utilization of ultrasound energy beyond its current limited applications in biomedical imaging and explore its potential for new diagnostic and therapeutic uses.
Read more at USC Research and Innovation.
Published on September 20th, 2023
Last updated on October 18th, 2023