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Three BME faculty secure grants to study military health issues

Posted January 24, 2023

Brenda Ogle, Alexander Opitz, and Patrick Alford have been awarded grants to advance research addressing health issues such as radiation exposure and traumatic brain injury.

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Victor Barocas receives national education and mentorship honor

Posted December 27, 2022

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has awarded BME Professor Victor Barocas with the 2023 Robert M. Nerem Education and Mentorship Medal.

Rachel Jorgenson

Rachel Jorgenson receives CSE Outstanding Service Award

Posted December 13, 2022

BME's Rachel Jorgenson has received an Oustanding Service Award from the College of Science and Engineering in the professional and administrative staff category.

Adam Boeckermann

Q&A with BME undergrad Adam Boeckermann

Posted December 5, 2022

In a Q&A, Boeckermann talks about his research, what it’s like to work in a foreign country, and how his experiences have prepared him for the future.

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University of Minnesota awarded $21M to lead research revealing effects of vagus nerve stimulation in humans

Posted October 26, 2022

The NIH-funded project aims to study the anatomical connections and functional effects of an FDA-approved treatment for epilepsy and depression. Professor Hubert Lim is one of the PIs on the first-of-its-kind study.

50 years Biomedical Engineering PhD prograrm

Forging a field of innovation: Biomedical Engineering celebrates its 50th year

Posted October 25, 2022

Exploring the roots of our biomedical engineering PhD program is to see the beginnings of the field of biomedical engineering.

Brenda Ogle and Alexander Opitz

BME faculty secure new R01 awards

Posted October 25, 2022

Professor and Department Head Brenda Ogle and Associate Professor Alexander Opitz have received R01 awards to pursue work related to cardiac tissue engineering and brain stimulation technology, respectively.

BME Pathways students

Summer research program for Morgan State undergrads wraps up

Posted October 17, 2022

Students in the BME Pathways program had the opportunity to conduct research in a lab, gain critical skills, further their STEM education, and participate in social activities.

a precise personalized brain imaging and stimulation system using real-time electroencephalography (EEG) with neuronavigated closed-loop TMS.

BME researcher receives NIMH Pathway to Independence Award

Posted October 15, 2022

BME researcher Ivan Alekseichuk will be developing a personalized closed-loop brain stimulation system as a therapeutic for clinical depression.


Technology that simulates complex molecular interactions could lead to better treatments for diseases like cancer and COVID-19

Posted September 6, 2022

Prof. Casim Sarkar and team designed the ‘MVsim’ app to be accessible for non-experts.