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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Carolina resides at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With interdisciplinary faculty from the College of Engineering and Computing, the School of Medicine and Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, we collaborate to provide research and education that advances medicine and gives our students learning opportunities both within and beyond the classroom.

Department Highlights

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Gower aims to advance treatment of obesity-related disease through NSF research

Assistant Professor Michael Gower will utilize his NSF CAREER award to investigate and help researchers better understand and improve the medical field's response to obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

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Ph.D. student builds online community for biology enthusiasts

Candice Cheung, a third-year biomedical engineering Ph.D. student, has helped develop Biocord, an online community for biology enthusiasts. The group is now registered as a nonprofit with more than 20,000 members.

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Research Spotlight: Research aims to increase drug delivery from devices for vascular surgery

Drug coated balloons are an established technology and have a history of use, despite low drug delivery efficiency. To increase the device's effectiveness, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Tarek Shazly is part of an NIH-funded grant to make design improvements.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mungo undergraduate teaching award winner: Melissa Moss

As a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, Melissa Moss combines both engineering theory and hands-on learning in the classroom. She was chosen as a Mungo undergraduate teaching award winner.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Biomedical Engineering Program Outstanding Seniors

USC will host the annual Awards Day ceremony to honor student excellence. Recipients from the Biomedical Engineering Program reflect on their time at the CEC and being honored as an Outstanding Senior

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Students set for Bridge to Doctorate program

The first 12 students accepted into the University's Bridge to Doctorate program bring diverse life experiences but share a common commitment to science and community.

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Alumni Spotlight: Alumni Q & A: How Myra Robinson turns health care data into hope

Myra Robinson is a senior statistician at the Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) in Charlotte, NC. By day, you can find her consulting with clinicians and researchers on clinical trial designs, overseeing the status of open-to-accrual clinical trials, processing and analyzing datasets or compiling statistical results for a variety of reporting requirements.

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