Major Centers & Initiatives

Duke BME is deeply engaged in improving human and population health

A hallmark of our approach is extensive collaborations with leading physicians and scientists at Duke’s School of Medicine.

Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE)

CBTE emphasizes research, education and interactions with industry—applying principles and experimental methods of engineering to develop solutions to practical and fundamental problems.

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Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP)

FIP trains the commercial, technical and academic leaders of next generation broadband technologies, pioneers photonics as an information science, and pioneers new approaches to industrial, governmental and interacademy collaboration. Research themes include quantum optics, opto-electronics, information spaces, and biophotonics.

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Marcus Center for Cellular Cures

The Marcus Center for Cellular Cures brings together physicians and faculty across medicine and engineering at Duke to develop cellular and biological therapies for autism, cerebral palsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis and related brain disorders.

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The Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT)

The Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT) has assembled a team of world-leading engineers, scientists and physicians to integrate these technologies to unravel disease biology and discover new drug targets.

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The Center for Global Women's Health Technologies (GWHT)

The Center for Global Women's Health Technologies (GWHT) aspires to make cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment more accessible and more effective for women worldwide. This center, since inception, has catalyzed new research activities and the development and commercialization of several technologies that advance prevention and treatment of cervical and breast cancer. By placing women at the center of healthcare solutions, GWHT leverages technology to create sustainable ecosystems of change.

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