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Biomedical Engineering Outstanding Senior Award

BME is proud to honor its top graduate Jonathan Gray with the Outstanding Senior Award. Jonathan is planning on gaining some work experience before continuing his education with a Ph.D. 

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Research Service Award

Congratulations to BME Undergraduate Director Dr. Mark Uline who has been awarded with the 2020 Distinguished Research Service Award. 

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SPARC Graduate Research Award

Congratulations to BME PhD student Brittany Watson for receiving a SPARC award from the Office of of the Vice President for Research for her work on characterizing endothelial cellular response to amyloid proteins.

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Can We Use Fat Tissue to Promote Muscle Growth?

Listen to Dr. Michael Gower's podcast with Abraham Danaher discussing his research on promoting muscle growth.

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Dr. Melissa Moss was awarded a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant by the National Science Foundation. Through this grant, 10 undergraduate students from universities across the country will come to the college to participate in a unique research experience that will prepare them for a future career in research.

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Alpha Eta Mu Beta MINDS Scholarship

Congratulations to BME senior Tessa Posey for being selected as a Mentoring for INnovative Design Solutions (MINDS) scholar! Over the next month she will be working on a inter-institutional team to design and create a novel and clinically-translatable  medical device or technology. She will meet her mentor and group members at the upcoming BMES conference in Philadelphia. Have fun, Tessa!

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Ed Gatzke is 'SPUR'ing academic success for low-income students

UofSC's CEC has received nearly $1 million in funding through a grant from the NSF to implement programs that increase graduation rates of high-achieving, low-income students in undergraduate engineering and computing degree programs.

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Novartis Academic-to-Industry Hackathon 2019

BME graduate students Zanshe Thompson (Dr. Kathrein's lab) and Chris Isley (Dr. Gower's lab) participated at this year's Academic-to-Industry Novartis Hackathon. Thanks for representing UofSC!

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A lighthouse in the night

Melissa Moss provides opportunities and inspiration to female students in the CEC.

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BME PhD class of 2019

Congratulations to Drs. Will Torres, Hope Holt, Rebecca Jones, and Lauren Wolf (from left to right), who graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from UofSC this spring! We wish you all the best for the future!

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Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Advisor Award

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Uline for being recognized for his tireless dedication to student advisement by receiving UofSC's Ada B. Thomas Award for Outstanding Advising! Well deserved!

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Our Graduates Rock!

Congratulations to BME alumni Colman Moore (UCSD), Shrusti Patel (VU), Samantha Stewart (UMCP), and Heather Struckman (OSU) for receiving a Fellowship from the National Science Foundation! What a great achievement!

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Professor Gatzke receives 2019 Garnet Apple Award

Just before Ed Gatzke had the chance to begin his modeling and simulation of biomedical systems class Wednesday morning, he was surprised with balloons and one of the University of South Carolina's most prestigious awards - the Garnet Apple Award for teaching innovation. 

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Tiny pores, huge impact

With a two-year $250,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Chang Liu is assembling a research team of four graduate and post-doc students to create and miniturize a test that can detect TB antigens in the blood using nanopore technology. 

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The light at the end of the tunnel

Ehsan Jabbarzadeh can see where the future of engineering will be, and it's exactly where his interests lie: the mesh point between science and business. Through the entrepreneurial engineering master's program he began, he hopes the CEC's students can learn this, too.

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ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

Zanshé Thompson was selected to give an oral presentation at the 60th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, CA. She presented her work on "Ing4 Regulates Hematopoiesis through Suppression of NF-kB." Click to read abstract.

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APS Featured Article

Congratulations to William Torres whose recent publication "Regional and temporal changes in left ventricular strain and stiffness in a porcine model of myocardial infarction" has been selected as a feature article by the APSselect  September edition, showcasing some of the best recently published articles in physiologcial research. Will is a member of Drs. Shazly's and Spinale's research group


Investigating the Balance of Passive and Active Mechanics in Vascular Remodeling: An Integrated Experimental and Computational Approach

Congratulations to Drs. Lessner, Eberth and Shazly for being awarded an NSF grant for their collaborative research investigating the mechanics of vascular remodeling.  

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Welcome Dr. Liu!

BME is welcoming Assistant Professor Dr. Chang Liu to the Program! Dr. Liu received his PhD from Florida International University in 2013 and is most recently joining us from Arizona State University. His research interests are biosensor development and biomarker discovery using nanomaterials. 

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Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to rising BME senior Victor Madormo for being awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, bringing the total of BME Goldwater Scholars at USC up to 5 in only 6 years. Our students rock!

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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Congratulations to UofSC BME alum Ryan Geiser, who has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship - the University of Cambridge's most prestigious scholarship for international postgraduate students! Ryan will pursue his PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK, investigating the folding and misfolding of proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative diseases. 


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Gamecock BME students Erica Maissey and Tibra Wheeler for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship this year! Honorable mentions went to USC BME'lers Shrusti Patel and Chris Haycook. 


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