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20th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

where Biomedical Engineering graduate students of the University of Southern California
showcase their research

Friday, April 1st, 2016 at:
USC Town and Gown
620 W. McCarthy Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
(310) 266-6186

The Graduate Research Symposium is open to USC BME Faculty, USC BME Ph.D. Students, and specially invited guests.  Please contact us to inquire about attending or sponsoring.
Please take a look at our Symposium Archive for past event information! You may also take a look at our Facebook page for images of past symposium activities.

Schedule of Events


REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST8:00 AM
WELCOME8:50 AM
PODIUM SESSION 1

Emily Lawrence 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Evidence that Lower Levels of Leg Dexterity may be a Previously Unrecognized Risk Factor for Knee Ligament Injury in Women

Eamon Doyle  9:20AM - 9:40AM Improved Imaging Techniques for Iron Overload Quantitation

Yu Ryan Chen 9:40AM - 10:00AM Label-free Imaging of Vascular Development with Phase Variance Optical Coherence Microscopy

9:00 AM
COFFEE & POSTERS Neuroengineering Cell and Tissue Engineering Biosystems and Signals10:00 AM
PODIUM SESSION 2

Brian Robinson 11:00AM - 11:20AM Plasticity Identification from Neural Spiking Activity with Generalized Multilinear Modeling

Lawrence Yu 11:20AM - 11:40AM An Electrochemical Microbubble-Based MEMS Pressure Sensor

Renee Qian and Boris Babic,  MathWorks 11:40AM -12:00 PM

What’s New in MATLAB: Tools and Resources for Biomedical Research

11:00 AM
NETWORKING LUNCH12:00 PM
PODIUM SESSION 3

Adam Bush 1:00PM - 1:20 PM MRI Based Cerebral Oximetry in Sickle Cell Disease

Steven Walston 1:20 PM - 1:40PM Retinal Bipolar Cells Desensitize to High-Frequency Electrical Stimulation

1:00 PM
COFFEE & POSTERS Devices and Diagnostics Imaging1:40 PM
DEPARTMENT CHAIR ADDRESS Ellis Meng, Ph.D.2:40 PM
KEYNOTE

Joel W. Hay, Ph.D. USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

Health Economics: An Introduction for Biomedical Engineers

2:55 PM
AWARDS & CONCLUSION 20th Annual Grodins Symposium Celebration 3:30PM – 4:00PM Award Ceremony 4:00PM – 4:30PM3:30 PM

Keynote Speaker


Joel W. Hay, Ph. D.
Professor of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
& Professor of Health Policy and Economics,
University of Southern California

Dr. Hay is also a Health Economics Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for Vaccine Research. He is a founding Executive Boardmember of the American Society for Health Economics and of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Economics and Outcomes Research.
Dr. Hay was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Value in Health, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, until 2003.  This journal, started in 1998, became Medline-listed in 2002.  In its first impact factor, Value in Health was ranked #1 in two categories for the year 2004 by the ISI Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) with an impact factorof 3.657. Value in Health led all other journals listed both in the Health Care Sciences and Services category in the JCR Science Edition and in the Health Policy & Services category in the JCR Social Sciences Edition.

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2015-2016 Grodins Organizing Committee

Chair: Jennifer Rohrs
Co-Chair: Xin Miao
Secretary: Wanwara Thuptimdang
Treasurer: Robert Wodnicki
Technology and Media Coordinator: Eric Hu

Office:

USC Biomedical Engineering Department
1042 Downey Way
Denney Research Center (DRB) 140
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1111
Telephone: (213) 740-0344
Fax: (213) 740-0343
E-mail: grodins@gmail.com

Comittee Advisors

Mischal Diasanta
Academic Advisor, BME Graduate Affairs
E-mail: diasanta@usc.edu

Diana Sabogal
Assistant Director, Education and Outreach
E-mail: dsabogal@usc.edu

Ellis Meng, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: ellis.meng@usc.edu

Published on November 13th, 2017

Last updated on March 29th, 2021