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Letter from the Chair

October 9, 2020

Dear colleagues and friends,

One of our goals in Duke Biomedical Engineering is to create solutions to the world's most pressing biomedical problems. Over the last few months, our global community has faced an unprecedented challenge in the form of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But Duke BME's faculty, staff and students have adapted to this new reality, devising local and global solutions to help us all push forward.

I'm thrilled to share their work in the virtual issue of the Duke BME Magazine, with stories that cover the Engineering Response Team as they develop tools to protect health care workers, highlight the efforts of faculty as they develop innovative tools and perform global studies to efficiently identify or diagnose coronavirus infections, and showcase how our instructors and students creatively adapted lab-based courses for effective virtual learning.

Our faculty, staff and students are one of the reasons Duke BME is consistently recognized as one of the best biomedical engineering programs in the country, and I hope you enjoy learning more about their work in our latest issue of the Duke BME Magazine.

Wishing you well,

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Alan L. Kaganov Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Chair, Duke Biomedical Engineering