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May 19, 2016

Junjie Yao: Listening into the Body through Light

New faculty member Junjie Yao will begin a photoacoustic tomography program at Duke

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May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

May 05, 2016

Engineering Connections

Elizabeth Bucholz Wins Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

April 27, 2016

John Oxaal: Duke BME’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence

John Oxaal has worked on a variety of projects and products in the entrepreneurial space. After graduating from Duke, Oxaal got his first opportunity from Olaf von Ramm, professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, who invited him to work on a real-time 2-D ultrasound machine. Realizing he needed more business knowledge, Oxaal pursued a business degree from the University of Chicago. This helped him found Volumetrics Medical Imaging, Inc. with Professor von Ramm, which developed the first real-time 3-D ultrasound machine.

April 27, 2016

Hacking for the Future of Medicine

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of EngineeringHealthcare Hackathon Takes DukeINNOVATION. EFFICIENCY. SOLUTION-BUILDING.These are some of the words heard surrounding the inaugural healthcare hackathon that took place in September 2015 at the Duke [...]

April 27, 2016

Bleeding Duke Blue

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of EngineeringSupercomputing and the Cardiovascular SystemWhen Amanda Randles was finishing her bachelor’s degree at Duke, the most powerful supercomputer in the world was BlueGene/L. The computer had a maximal [...]

April 27, 2016

Students Tackle the Grand Challenges

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Medicines, Neurons and Infrastructure Nearly a decade ago, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) created a list of pressing concerns for humanity to address in the next 100 years— ambitious [...]

April 22, 2016

Time Cues Help Keep Humans Looking Human

Researchers believe that genetically modified bacteria can help explain how a developing animal keeps all of its parts and organs in the same general proportions as every other member of its species. In 1952, Alan Turing mathematically demonstrated how the nearly endless variety of patterns seen in [...]

April 20, 2016

Transcontinental Design in Uganda: Duke BME Students Travel to Makerere

Students enrolled in Duke’s BME 590: Transcontinental Design in Uganda course spent a semester working remotely with peers at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda to develop biomedical devices to serve the needs and situations faced in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. Over spring break, the [...]

April 11, 2016

Antibiotics Don't Promote Swapping of Resistance Genes

Researchers have shown that, outside of a few specific examples, antibiotics do not promote the spread of bacterial antibiotic resistance through genetic swapping, as previously assumed. While the overuse of antibiotics is undeniably at the heart of the growing global crisis, new research published [...]

April 11, 2016

Alumni Profile: Brian Fahey

Brian Fahey, Ph.D., received his degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2007. He is the founder and chief operating officer at Niveus Medical, a venture-backed medical device company, for which he raised four rounds of capital at increasing valuations while operating the company as a lean, capital-efficient start-up.

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