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Dynamic Minds: Collaborating for Breakthroughs

The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carolina and NC State leverages the best of both universities to create a unique program for students. Written by Madeline Pace of UNC University Comm… Read more

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Koji Sode on the Value of Global Research Collaboration

Every year, Koji Sode, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, hosts graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Japan and Korea at his research lab on UNC-Chapel… Read more

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NC-VVIRAL: A New Collaborative Viral Vector Research Laboratory

This summer, a new research lab that focuses on developing and advancing viral vector technology was opened on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The Viral Vector Initiative in Research and Learning (NC-VV… Read more

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Best Oral Presentation Awarded to Xinrui Ma at UNC Radiology Research Symposium

Xinrui Ma, a first-year Ph.D. student in the joint biomedical engineering department, received Best Oral Presentation award at the Department of Radiology’s 2022 Research Symposium at UNC-Chapel Hill…. Read more

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Susan Bernacki Receives Campus Safety Award from NC State

NC State’s Environmental Health and Safety Department and the Eastman Chemical Company provide a Campus Safety Award to recipients that show best practices in cultivating a safe working environment wi… Read more

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Joshua Currens Receives 2022 Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences Scholarship

Joshua Currens, a graduate student within the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2022 Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences (AUAS) Zale Parry Scholarship. The scho… Read more

Abrams Scholars Announced for the 2022-2023 Cohort

The Abrams Scholars for the 2022-2023 cohort have been selected and Joint BME is proud to announce that the selected scholars will receive a mentored research fellowship funded by the NC State College… Read more

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Providing a Helping Hand: Daniel Ku on the Carolina Chapter of the Helping Hand Project

For a child born without a hand or fingers, a prosthetic hand can be a lifeline, providing independence and the foundation for them to simply be like any other kid. But those devices typically come wi… Read more

Kamper and CLEAR Core Receive $4.6M RERC Grant to Assist Stroke Survivors with Research in Wearable Technology

Despite rehabilitation efforts to promote recovery through therapy, the average stroke patient can experience persistent impairment of sensory and motor functions. Due to these challenges, the effects… Read more

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Jason Franz Receives $2.7M NIH Grant to Enhance Foot and Ankle Function in Older Adults

Jason Franz, Associate Professor in Joint BME, has received a 5-year, $2.7M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health titled “A framework for feasible translation to enhance foot and ankle func… Read more

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NC State Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awarded to Two Joint Department Members

The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) awards up to $50,000 to research projects that meet criteria for eventual commercialization. The hope is that these projects will directly impact the community b… Read more

2022 Spring/Summer Joint Department Achievement Awards

The Joint BME Department Achievement Committee would like to congratulate and recognize the recipients of achievement awards for the spring and summer of 2022: Staff Service Achievement The committee… Read more