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Outstanding Senior Award

Congratulations to Victor Madormo, who has been recognized with this year's Outstanding Senior Award. Victor is planning on pursuing an MD/PhD after graduating from BME.

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South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers

Congratulations to BME senior Sydney Weaver for winning the 2019 South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers Award!

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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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South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers

Congratulations to BME senior Ande (Lauren) Hesser for winning the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers Award! Ande has been accepted into the PhD program at the University of Chicago. Best of luck with your future studies!

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Outstanding Senior Award

BME is proud to honor its top graduate Eric Bidinger with the Outstanding Senior Award. Eric is headed to MUSC in Charleston, and is planning on becoming either an orthopedic surgeon or an emergency room physician.

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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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Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting Poster Award

Michael Hendley from Dr. Michael Gower's lab has received the Third Place Tissue Engineering Special Interest Group (TE SIG) Poster Award at the 2018 Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting. Congratulations, Michael!

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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Congratulations to USC BME alumn 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. 


Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

BME faculty Dr. Chandrashekhar Patel has won the USC School of Medicine 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Service Awards for Diversity and Inclusion Leadership. 


AHA Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Sue Lessner for being elected a fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology conference in Minneapolis.

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Congratulations, Merina Jahan!

Graduate student Merina Jahan has been awarded the very competetive GHC Scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) for Women in Computing conference in Orlando, Florida in October 2017. This is world’s largest gathering of women technologists and is produced by the Anita Borg Institute in partnership with ACM.  

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Samuel Litman Distinguished Professor Award

Congratulations to Dr. Tarek Shazly for winning this year's Samuel Litman Award, recognizing distinguished educational performance and accomplishments within the College of Engineering and Computing.

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Congratulations to BME senior Brock Fletcher for being awarded a National Science Foundation  Graduate Research Fellowship!!

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Outstanding Senior Award

BME is honoring its top graduate Sam Keeney with the Outstanding Senior Award. Congratulations, what a huge accomplishment! Sam has accepted a research position at the University of Pennsylvania.

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South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers

Congratulations to senior Ryan Geiser for winning the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers Award! Ryan has accepted a PhD position at Cambridge University, UK, funded by the prestigious Whitaker fellowship.  

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Congratulations Ryan Geiser!

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that BME senior Ryan Geiser has been named a Whitaker International Fellow.

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SC Bio, Greenville

Students had a great time connecting with local Biotech industries at the SC Bio in Greenville.


Annual BMES Meeting in Minneapolis

Thanks, BMES for representing USC at this year's Annual BMES Conference in Minneapolis, MN!!

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Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

Congratulations to BMEN senior James Frederick "Weber" Pike for being awarded one of USC's highest honors! The Sullivan Awards are given each year for outstanding achievements, campus leadership, exemplary character and service to the community.


Tau Beta Pi Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to rising BMEN seniors Emily Ball and Ryan Geiser, who have been awarded scholarships from the Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi.

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Outstanding BME Senior Award

Congratulations to Dillon Brown for winning this year's BMEN Outstanding Senior Award! Dillon plans to attend the graduate Biomedical Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers (SCSPE) Award

Congratulations to BMEN senior Juline Deppen who was awarded this year's SCSPE Award. Juline will be starting her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall.

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USC Outstanding Senior Award

BMEN senior Elizabeth Moore has been awarded USC's Outstanding Senior award. After graduating she plans to attend the MD/PhD program at Vanderbilt University.

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Congratulations, Ryan!

In addition to winning second place in this year's annual IBE meeting in Greenville, SC, with his research about the “Effect of Key Polyphenol Functional Groups on Oligomer Formation in Alzheimer’s Disease”, Ryan Geiser has also won first place for all poster presentations in Natural Sciences at the prestigious Stanford Research Conference, as well as second place for the afternoon poster presentations in Biomedical Sciences at USC's Discovery Day. Way to go!

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BME senior wins prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

BME senior Elizabeth Crummy was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  She plans to attend graduate school at the University of Washington, where she will study Neuroscience. We wish you all the best for the future!

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IBE poster winners

USC's BMEN students swept the poster awards at the National Meeting of the Institute of Biomedical Engineers (IBE) in Greenville, SC! Congratulations to Brock Fletcher, Ryan Geiser, and Kristina Pond for winning first, second and third place, respectively!

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Congratulations to junior BMEN Ryan Geiser!

BMEN Junior Ryan Geiser has been named a 2016 Goldwater Scholar. Nationally, 257 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of over 1,200 mathematics, science, and engineering students. Congratulations, Ryan, what a huge accomplishment! 


BME graduate students win SPARC grant

Congratulations to Hope Holt, Lauren Wolf, and Michael Hendley for winning a SPARC Graduate Research Grant for their projects "Transport of A-beta Across the Blood-Brain Barrier by P-glycoprotein", "RAGE Expresssion and Inflammation with A-beta Exposure in Alzheimer's Disease", and "Resveratrol Scaffolds for Engineering Thermogenic Adipose Tissue", respectively!


Gender-specific Differences in Failure Resistance and Material Fatigue of Human Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques

Congratulations to Dr. Sue Lessner and Dr. Christopher Carsten for receiving R03 funding from NIBIB for their Pilot Study of Gender-specific Differences in Failure Resistance and Material Fatigue of Human Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques.


New Dean Appointment!

Dr. Francis (Frank) Spinale has been appointed as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education at the School of Medicine. He has simultaneously been appointed as Vice President for research at Palmetto Health and as the Chief Research Officer of the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. 

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Congratulations to Dr. Moss!

The Biomedical Engineering Department would like to congratulate Director Melissa A. Moss for winning both the Joseph and Neva Gibbons Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Advisor Award.

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Professional Engineers Outstanding Senior Award

Congratulations to Paige Schroder for winning this year's South Carolina of Professional Engineers Outstanding Senior Award!


Outstanding Senior Award

Congratulations to John Snider for winning this year's BMEN Outstanding Senior Award!


2015 Graduate Student Symposium Oral Presentation

The Biomedical Engineering Department would like to congratulate Shelby Chastain for winning first place at the 2015 Graduate Student Symposium for her Research Oral Presentation "Green and Black Tea Polyphenols Mechanistically Inhibit Amyloid-beta Aggregation in Alzheimer's Disease".


2015 Graduate Student Symposium Oral Presentation

Congratulations to BMEN graduate student Stephen "Zeb" Vance for winning first prize in his presentation room for his Research Oral Presentation "Phenylethanoids Modulate Amyloid-beta Aggregation Associated with Alzheimer's Disease".


Outstanding Woman of the Year

Congratulations to BMEN senior Jacquline Plyler for winning UofSC's Outstanding Woman of the Year award! What a huge achievement!


Truman Scholarship Finalist

Good luck to BMEN junior Elizabeth Moore, who is in the running for the prestigious Truman Scholarship, awarded to only approximately 60 juniors nationally for superior academic ability! She has also been awarded a Goldwater Honorable Mention.