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Our students and faculty regularly win prestigious awards thanks to the vigorous educational and research opportunities available at our school. 

  • NSF Grant - Congratulations to Sue Lessner and colleagues John Eberth and Tarek Shazly for their receipt of an NSF grant titled “Investigating the balance of passive and active mechanics in vascular remodeling: An integrated experimental and computational approach”!!   

  •  NIH R01 Collaboration - Congratulations to Dr. Martin Morad who with colleague Ying Mei of the Clemson- MUSC Bioengineering program has received an NIH R01 titled “Nanowired human cardiac spheroids for heart repair”. 

  •  South Carolina EPSCoR GEAR Award – Congratulations to Drs. Jay Potts, Mark Uline and Matt Stern for their GEAR Award titled “Modeling interactive biomaterial effects on self-organizing tissues”. 

  •  Teaching Excellence Award - Congratulations to Erika Blanck who was selected by the medical class of 2018 for the O’Neill Barrett Teaching Excellence Award and was selected to represent the School of Medicine Columbia faculty as part of the University Mace party at commencement!

  •  USC Honors Research Grant - Saad Iftikhar in the laboratory of Dr. Mohomad Azhar has been awarded research support from the USC Honors College titled “Analysis of TGFb function in calcific aortic valve disease”.

  •  SCBioCRAFT/ COBRE Award - Dr. John Eberth has received research support from the SCBioCraft for his project titled “A continuum approach to engineering autologous bypass grafts”

  •  NIH R01 – Congratulations to Dr. Daping Fan and colleagues for their R01 titled “Emodin as a chemopreventive agent for breast cancer”.