News

October 31
Faculty position in Neural Engineering

The BME department as a faculty position open in Neural Engineering. Candidates will be considered at all levels. For an overview of current BME faculty in Neural Engineering see this site.

December 23 - 2013
Auguste wins Presidential Early Career Award
Prof. Debra Auguste has been selected to receive the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
June 1 - 2013
Faculty positions available in Translational Neuroscience
Three open-rank faculty positions in Translational Neuroscience are available at The City College of York. One of the 3 positions is likely to be in the Biomedical Engineering Department: 1. Clinical neuroscience researcher with a focus on neurological and/or psychiatric diseases (e.g., neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders, stroke, traumatic brain/spinal cord injuries) and expertise in brain stimulation and/or imaging techniques (e.g., TMS, tDCS, DBS, functional and structural MRI, PET). 2. Basic neuroscience researcher specializing in advanced techniques in brain stimulation and/or imaging (e.g., ultrasound stimulation, optogenetic stimulation, magnetic resonance, and in general, techniques still in early phases of clinical testing or pre-clinical development) for application in clinical settings. 3. Computational neuroscience researcher with interests in normal brain function (e.g., sensory systems, sleep, consciousness, neuroeconomics) and/or neurological/psychiatric dysfunction (e.g., schizophrenia, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders). Significant experience in modeling and computational techniques is required. For a full description follow the link below.
May 13 - 2013
BME Day 2013 and Wallace H. Coulter Centennial
What a difference 10 years can make: A time of celebration and reflection. Members of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering recently celebrated their 10th year anniversary during the annual BME Day observance, May 2, 2013 thru May 3, 2013. This two-day celebration highlighted the department’s history, research initiatives, undergraduate and graduate program development, and strategic plan for the future. On May 2, 2013, the celebration began with a commemorative dinner in honor of the work and generosity of a Biomedical Engineering pioneer, the late Wallace H. Coulter, engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Honored guests included: Wayne Barlin, Vice President and General Council, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; lifelong friend and colleague, Elkin Simson, Professor of Pathology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; and several members of the BME Advisory Board. On May 3, 2013, John Tarbell, Distinguished Professor and Chair,CCNY Department of Biomedical Engineering officially welcomed everyone and explained the purpose of the day. Also in attendance were Joe Barba, Dean, Grove School of Engineering and Maurizio Trevisan, Provost of City College and Dean, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education who offered offered words of welcome and congratulations. At the conclusion of the opening session, Drs. Tarbell, Weinbaum, Barba, Simson and Mr. Barlin presented a plaque in honor of Wallace Coulter, which will be displayed in the BME department. There was also a ceremonial cake. BME students presented their research during a special poster session. Please visit the following link to view the pictures of this two day celebration: https://picasaweb.google.com/113472928049145293036/WallaceHCoulterCentennialAndBMEDAY2013?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOL2sJfP5q3_EQ&feat=directlink
April 10 - 2013
Why Start a Career at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)?
Employer Opportunity Notification for CUNY Department of Biomedical Engineering Dear John Tarbell, The Department of Veterans Affairs is inviting your Department of Biomedical Engineering students and members to explore and consider a career or internship with them in one of their 1,400 US locations. Thanks in advance for sending out the information below so students can apply. Take care, Dave Meeks, AfterCollege University Relations, on behalf of VA __________________________ Health Care and Non-Health Care Opportunities Available Nationwide At Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), employees and interns from all nationalities and backgrounds work together to deliver high-quality care to our Nation’s Veterans—in an environment where everyone is valued and respected. While VA is renowned for medical careers, we also offer a number of non-medical career opportunities, from IT and administrative to finance and HR. Our internships help you build a solid foundation for your future. And our careers allow you to serve America’s heroes while making the most of life—both professionally and personally. No matter which VA career path you choose, you’ll work within an interdisciplinary team structure and be challenged to perform at your best, each and every day. And with over 1,400 U.S. locations, VA gives you the chance to practice virtually anywhere in the Nation—with only one active state license. We also offer: · Nationwide job transfer opportunities · Competitive salaries and pay differential · Generous vacation, personal and sick leave, as well as 10 Federal holidays · Stable health and retirement benefits Come discover the challenges, opportunities and rewards that come with joining the VA family. Apply Today, VAcareers.va.gov
February 22 - 2013
BME Professor Receives $1.5MM to Study Breast Cancer Therapies
NIH "Director's New Innovator Award" to Dr. Debra Auguste supports investigation of personalized drug delivery vehicles. http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/grove-professor-to-study-breast-cancer-therapies.cfm
September 28 - 2012
BME Fall 2012 Seminar Series
August 22 - 2012
Grants for Biomedical Engineering -Study or Research Abroad
All Whitaker Awards Degree / Enrollment: No more than 3 years from most recent degree, or currently enrolled Citizenship: Have U.S. citizenship, OR are a permanent legal resident of the U.S. Language: Have language ability to carry out the proposed project in the host country at the time of departure. Field / Specialty: In biomedical engineering/bioengineering or a closelty related field NOTE: If you are at an institution that does not offer a formalized BME program, an applicant should have a demonstrated commitment to the field of BME. Significant coursework, research, laboratory/work experience are some of the ways to demonstrate such commitment. Fellowship-Pre-Doctoral Graduating senior Recent recipient of a BS In an MS program, or recently completed one In a PhD program Currently employed, with most recent degree no higher than an MS Scholarship Post-Doctoral Will finish PhD before taking a Whitaker grant Completed PhD Award Benefits Include: Round trip international airfare A monthly living stipend Health & Accident insurance Travel Enhancement Fund Enrichment Seminar in Europe Fellows Only: Tuition (and bench fees) reimbursement, capped at US$35,000 (regardless of country of exchange or exchange rate). Individual reimbursement amounts are determined by the Whitaker Program at the time of grant award, typically no greater than US$25,000 If you have comments or questions about the grant, the application, becoming a campus contact, or anything else, you can contact us by phone or email: Phone: +1 212.984.5442 Email: whitaker@iie.org The Whitaker International Fellows and Science Program is administered by the U.S. Student Programs division at the Institute of International Education by: Sabeen Altaf Program Manager Science & Technology Programs +1 212.984.5442
July 10 - 2012
"Reading the brain" in the news
The study on measuring engagement with EEG during movies generated quite a buzz.
March 20 - 2012
Fall 2011 Dean's List - Biomedical Engineering
Congratulations to the Fall 2011 Dean's List students in Biomedical Engineering. Keep up the great work! BHUIYAN MD BISWAS SHUVRO HUDSON JESSICA KANJILAL DEBOLEENA KUPFER SAMUEL KWON SOONWOOK LI GUANGYANG RADA JUAN RAHMAN ANIQUA REJA JAMILUR RICO JENNIFER RUIZ CHRISTIAN SAJAN MALLIATH ALEN TAIBI COSTANTINO TALERO JEAN-PAUL TAMANG SARITA XIE XIHE
February 7 - 2012
BME Spring 2012 Seminar Series
January 31 - 2012
NIH Scholars Program wins NAMEPA 2012 Outstanding Collegiate Retention Award
January 16, 2012 The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) is pleased to announceNIH Scholars Program for Undergraduate Training of Underrepresented Minorities in Biomedical Engineering has been selected as the 2012 Outstanding Collegiate Retention Award recipient. The NIH Scholars Program for Undergraduate Training of Underrepresented Minorities in Biomedical Engineering will be recognize at the 33rdAnnual NAMEPA National Conference in Scottsdale, AZ at the closing Awards Banquet on Friday, January 27, 2012. The NAMEPA Outstanding Collegiate Retention Award was established to honor collegiate programs or individual(s) who have been active increasing the retention and graduation of minorities in engineering disciplines. The award recognizes NIH Scholars Program for Undergraduate Training of Underrepresented Minorities in Biomedical Engineering, who inspires students through academic excellence and research. NAMEPA is very grateful and humbled by City College of New York College of Engineering efforts and life-long dedication to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program will join a list of past NAMEPA honorees for their dedication. It is because of programs like this that serves as a national model to increase minority engineering retention and graduates. For more information about NAMEPA, visit:http://www.namepa.org. Sincerely, Travis Griffin Dr. Crystal S. Smith 2012 NAMEPA Awards Chair President, NAMEPA
December 7 - 2011
New Job Opportunities with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has new job opportunities available and would like to invite your Department of Biomedical Engineering students and members to apply. I would greatly appreciate you forwarding the information below, as the open periods for some opportunities are ending December 12th. Thank you in advance and please let me know of any questions. Best, Dave Meeks AfterCollege University Relations on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service DMeeks@aftercollege.com *** Are you ready to join thousands of people just like you who have discovered the joy of working for a premier federal government agency? If so, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers you unparalleled experiences to conserve the nature of America on some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring lands in our nation. If you have a scientific or technical background in any of the following disciplines, consider applying to our available jobs*: - Biology - Chemistry - Statistics - Physics - Mathematics - Environmental Science - Natural Resource Management - Social or Human Behavior * The open periods for some opportunities are ending December 12th, so be sure to check them out today. We currently have vacancies in the following states: - Colorado - Kansas - Montana - Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota - Utah - Wyoming
December 2 - 2011
BME Fall 2011 Seminar Series
September 26 - 2011
2011-2012 BME Departmental Executive Committee Members (DEC)
The new slate of student executive committee members has been elected. Their names and emails are: .......................................... Shantanu Saha : ssaha02@ccny.cuny.edu Steven Vuong : svuong00@ccny.cuny.edu Sankha Ghatak : sghatak00@ccny.cuny.edu Shaida Langtoo-Soogrim : slangto01@ccny.cuny.edu Sammy Kupfer : skupfer00@ccny.cuny.edu Abhinav Chintakunta : achinta02@ccny.cuny.edu Estefany Condo : econdo00@ccny.cuny.edu
September 19 - 2011
NRC Ranks CCNY PhD Program Among Best in US
May 2 - 2011
BME DAY 2011
Department showcases its graduate and undergraduate research at this annual event.
March 31 - 2011
Johnson Ho, BME Student, Receives 2011 Goldwater Scholarship
Congratulations to Johnson Ho, Macaulay Honors College Student and BME Major, for receiving the 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This prestigious award is awarded to deserving students for their academic achievements and is primarily given to students who intend to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD in a STEM discipline. The Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates Johnson for distinguishing himself as an excellent student and biomedical engineer. Johnson plans to pursue a MD/PhD in Neural and Behavior Sciences.
February 7 - 2011
BME Spring 2011 Seminar Series
December 1 - 2010
Graduate program among best in the nation according to NRC Graduate Program Rankings
The BME graduate program at CCNY ranks high in the National Research Council (NRC) rankings. The NRC rankings are revised every 10 years and have just recently been released. They are generally considered to be the gold standard of national ranking systems. The NRC rankings take into account detailed quantitative measures of faculty productivity, student achievements, financial support for students, peer recognition, diversity and many other criteria. On the website below you will gain access to the NRC rankings and you will be able to select and weight the factors that are most important to you. We have provided one example with all criteria weighted equally. With that weighting our graduate program is rated top 1st in the nation among 77 programs. Try your own criteria and see what you think. CCNY is listed as "CUNY Graduate School and University Center"
November 23 - 2010
2010-2011 BME Departmental Executive Committee (DEC)
2010-2011 BME Departmental Executive Committee (DEC) Members: Nicole K. Febles (grad rep)- nfebles@gmail.com Shuvro Biswas (undergrad rep)- shuvrobiswas@gmail.com Joanna Ma (undergrad rep)-itzsnowin@gmail.com Farzana Chowdhury (undergrad rep)- fchowdh03@ccny.cuny.edu Karim Asqiriba (undergrad rep)-kasqiri00@ccny.cuny.edu
October 28 - 2010
BME spin-off company: Soterix Medical
BME faculty, Marom Bikson and Lucas Parra, and BME PhD Abhishek Datta, launch a City College of New York spin-off biomedical device company. Soterix Medical will commercialize technology developed in the CCNY Neural Engineering Lab for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, such a Pain and Depression.
September 23 - 2010
FAQs
All undergraduates should take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions
August 31 - 2010
BME Fall 2010 Seminar Series
March 12 - 2010
BME job growth predicted to be number one.
February 1 - 2010
FACULTY SEARCH CLOSED | No longer accepting applications | Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering (Neural Engineering)
SEARCH CLOSED -- We are no longer accepting applications. The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY) and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE) jointly seek a faculty person at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Responsibilities will focus on research as well as teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The areas of specialization in the department include: neural engineering, nanotechnology/ biomaterials, tissue engineering, cardiovascular engineering, and musculoskeletal biomechanics. At this time, only candidates in neural engineering should consider applying for this position. announcement
February 1 - 2010
BME Spring 2010 Seminar Series
December 1 - 2009
BME Career Network
New website for job opportunities for BME students.
October 19 - 2009
Start your search for an internship or job NOW.
Don't Delay...Act Now to secure an internship or job with one of the following : Althea http://www.altheatech.com/corporate/careers.html *BioSpace (Job Search Site) www.biospace.com Boehringer-Ingelheim http://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/corporate/career/index.asp CMC Biollogics http://www.cmcbio.com/uk/careers/ Corning http://www.corning.com/careers/index.aspx Colder Products Company http://www.colder.com/AboutUs/Careers/tabid/75/Default.aspx Dynamics Extractions http://www.dynamicextractions.com/jobs.php EMD Chemicals – Bioscience http://eshop.emdchemicals.com/careers ForteBio http://www.fortebio.com/jobs Hamilton Company http://www.hamiltoncompany.com/About/careers.php IDBS http://www.idbs.com/about/careers/ Innovatis http://www.imrcorp.com/index.html?Content=careers.html New Brunswick http://www.gnb.ca/0163/employ-e.asp *Simply Hired (Job Search Site) http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list Novozymes http://www.novozymes.com/en/MainStructure/Careers/ Sartorius Stedim Biotech http://www.sartorius-stedim.com/index.php?id=8097 Xcellerex http://www.xcellerex.com/about-xcellerex-careers.htm Thermo Scientific http://www.thermofisher.com/global/en/about/careers/careers.asp AAIPharma http://europe.vault.com/career-company/Alpharma.html AAPS Pharmaceutica http://www.aapspharmaceutica.com/careercenter/JobSeekers/ ABC Laboratories http://www.abclabs.com/CAREERS/Opportunities/tabid/99/Default.aspx AIT Laboratories http://www.aitlabs.com/careersmain.aspx AMRI https://amri.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/ Aptuit http://www.aptuit.com/AboutUs/Careers.aspx BASi http://www.basinc.com/careers/index.html Celsis http://www.celsis.com/about-our-company/careers/current-openings/ Stiefel http://www.stiefel.com/careers/ Patheon Inc http://www.patheon.com/tabid/72/Default.aspx Pharmadule http://www.pharmadule.com/career.aspx Lonza http://www.lonza.com/group/en/company/c1.html
October 19 - 2009
Summer Undergraduate Research in Systems Biology
The Systems Biology Center New York will have four undergrad research fellowships for students to be introduced to and learn how to conduct Systems Biology research at the Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine or in the laboratories of members of the Center. The fellowship will offer a stipend of $2500 for the ten week research period from May 31st to August 6th, 2010.
September 15 - 2009
Steve Nicoll joins the BME Department
His research program incorporates the principles of cell and molecular biology, materials science, and mechanical engineering toward the development of living tissue surrogates for connective tissue restoration. Nicoll is recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for his work on "Polysaccharide-Based Biohybrid Constructs for Engineering of Cartilaginous Tissue." Previously he was Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Nicoll joins the department as Associate Professor.
September 1 - 2009
BME Departmental Executive Committee 2009-2010
-Xiang Gu, Graduate( ian_guxiang1@yahoo.com) -Attin Saha, Undergraduate (asaha02@ccny.cuny.edu) -Avikal Malik, Undergraduate (amalik@ccny.cuny.edu) -Daphne Harel, Undergraduate (dharel00@ccny.cuny.edu) -Jeremy Bekritsky, Undergraduate (jeremy.bekritsky@gmail.com) -Maura O'Brien, Graduate (mobrien01@ccny.cuny.edu)
July - 2009
CCNY NIH Scholars Program in the news
Diversity/Careers Journal writes: "First group of NIH scholars earn BME degrees at CCNY ... The college aims to be a model for minority biomedical engineering education."
June 30 - 2009
Prof. Marom Bikson awarded Wallace H. Coulter Early Career Award
Prof. Bikson was awarded a 2009 Early Career Translational Research award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. Prof. Bikson will develop "High-Density Transcranial Electrical Stimulation" technology for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders used weak electrical current applied non-invasively and painlessly through the scalp. This project will include medical device development at CCNY and pilot clinical studies at the National Institute of Health.
May 5 - 2009
New process for enrolling in BME 59000 Independent Study (3 credits) and BME 59100 Special Project in BME (1 credit)
BME Undergraduate Students, if you are planning to enroll in one of the following courses (BME 59000 or 59100), you must do so with your advisor. During your advising session, your advisor will complete the "Request for Independent Study" form and forward it directly to the registrar. A confirmation will be sent to you from your advisor (via email) once the process is complete. If you have questions, see your advisor.
March 4 - 2009
Dr. Parra's work on speech recognition featured on CNN
"Talking in person better": CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a study performed at Dr. Parra's laboratory showing that communication works better face to face.
October 10 - 2008
BME PhD candidate Abhishek Datta wins Best Poster Award at 2008 Comsol Conference
Abhishek Datta was awarded the Popular Choice Best Poster Award for his poster "A system and device for focal transcranial direct current stimulation using concentric ring electrode configurations" at the 2008 Comsol conference in Boston. Maged Elwassif, Varun Bansal, Jinal Patel, Julian Diaz, Prof. Fortunato Battaglia and Prof. Marom Bikson are co-workers on this project with the goal of developing technology for non-invasive electrotherapy of brain disease.
September 1 - 2008
Faculty Position SEARCH CLOSED!
We are no longer accepting applications -- The BME Department at CCNY and the NY Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE) jointly seek a faculty person at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Responsibilities will focus on research as well as teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The areas of specialization in the department include: neural engineering, nanotechnology/ biomaterials, cell/ tissue engineering, cardiovascular engineering, and musculoskeletal biomechanics. Candidates in all of these areas should consider applying.
August 28 - 2008
Dr. Mitch Schaffler joins the BME Faculty
Dr. Mitchell B. Schaffler, formerly Director of Orthopedic Research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, joins the faculty in the Biomedical Engineering Department as the Wallace Coulter Presidential Professor on September 15, 2008. Dr. Schaffler is a world authority on mechanisms of bone remodeling in osteoporosis and disuse and has made important contributions to our understanding of mechanotransduction in bone. He will establish a new laboratory in Steinman Hall to continue his studies and begin teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in his area of specialization.
June 1 - 2008
BME PhD candidate Yuliya Vengrenyuk recieves first prize at 6th International Conference on Medical Innovations, in Vienna
Our own Yuliya Vengrenyuk was awarded first prize for her poster "Micro-CT based analysis of a new paradigm for vulnerable plaque rupture" at the 6th International Conference on Medical Innovations, in Vienna, Austria May 30-31. The cash prize is funded by a Mimics Innovation Aard. Her paper with the same title was chosen as one of seven papers to appear in a special issue of Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics. Prof. Luis Cardoso and Prof. Sheldon Weinbaum are co-authors on both the poster and paper. Congratulations to Yuliya and her co-authors
May 28 - 2008
Prof. Susannah Fritton named Grove School of Engineering Teacher of the Year
Acclaimed as a master teacher who “goes beyond limits in her dedication to students,” Associate Professor Susannah Fritton was selected as the 2007-08 Grove School of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award.
May 10 - 2008
Congratulations to the BME class of 2008!
The Biomedical Engineering department acknowledges the tremendous accomplishments of the 2008 graduating class. Members of the 2008 class have been awarded a range of competitive national and international awards. We wish them continued success as they pursue graduate research, medical studies, and professional positions in some of the world leading BME institutions and companies.
April 10 - 2008
Alina Levchuk awarded 2008 Whitaker International Fellowship
Alina Levchuck, City College BME class of 2008, was awarded a prestigious Whitaker International Fellowship. Alina will be going to ETH Zurich in Switzerland, to work in Dr. Ralph Muller's Biomechanics laboratory on the project entitled "Ultrastructural assessment of bone development using synchrotron radiation based nano-computed tomography"
January 7 - 2008
CCNY/BME CHOSEN AS A RECIPIENT OF FIRST NEW YORK STATE STEM CELL RESEARCH GRANTS
The City College of New York (CCNY) was selected to receive one of the first grants awarded through New York State’s new $600 million multi-year stem cell research program. The funding will strengthen CCNY’s stem cell research capabilities by supporting training of researchers and infrastructure development. As the current frontier in biomedical research, stem cells offer great promise for cell-based therapies and tissue engineering for the next generation of regenerative medicine as well as scientific understanding of developmental biology. Stem cell research holds out hope to people who suffer from such debilitating and life-threatening ailments as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. “While CCNY faculty members now can conduct biomedical research related to stem cells, these funds will help us develop long-term research capabilities using human embryonic stem cells,” said Dr. John Tarbell, Wallace Coulter Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, The Grove School of Engineering at The City College. Dr. Tarbell and Dr. Sihong Wang, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, are co-Principal Investigators on the grant. Two new science research buildings to be built on The City College campus will provide extended space and facilities for development of stem cell research at CCNY, Dr. Tarbell noted. It is anticipated that groundbreaking for these structures will take place during the spring of 2008.
October 2 - 2007
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Sheldon Weinbaum
Professor Weinbaum, who joined the CCNY faculty in 1967, retired from teaching at the beginning of the Fall 2007 semester. However, he continues to advise students and conduct research at the College, supported by five grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
July 27 - 2007
Karla Wyatt wins Best Paper Award in the Master's Level Student Paper Competition in Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics
Karla's paper titled "Deformation-Dependent Enzyme Cleavage of Collagen" was co-authored with Peter A. Torzilli, and Jonathon Bourne. The work was performed at Torzilli's Laboratory for Soft Tissue Research at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Karla Wyatt is a M.S. student at CCNY and Torzilli is member of the NYCBE.
June 1 - 2007
Jeniffer Walz is 2007 Valedictorian of the GSOE
Class of 2007 BME B.E. graduate, Jeniffer Walz, becomes Grove School of Engineering Valedictorian.
January - 2007
The BME Department is growing
This Spring, Sihong Wang joins the faculty of the CCNY BME department.
October - 2006
TimeOut ranks Convent Avenue in top 5 blocks in New York City
"..with architecture that echoes the City College of New York's Gothic Revival style, shines the movie-perfect example of quiet excellence."
October - 2006
CCNY/MSKCC Partership Symposium and 8th Annual Benjamin Zweifach Lecture
Engineering innovations in cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment will be highlighted at a symposium presented by The City College of New York and Memorial Sloan-Kettering (MSKCC), one of the nation premier cancer centers. The conference featured severel ongoing collaboration between the BME Department and MSKCC. View the full program The keynote speaker, Rakesh K Jain delivered the 8th annual CCNY BME Benjamin Zweifach lecture. Past Zweifach Memorial lectures at CCNY: YC Fung from UCSD, 1999 Shu Chien from UCSD, 2000 Peter Davies from UPENN, 2001 Jim Hudspeth from the Albert Einstein college of Medicine, 2002 Michael Gimbrone from the Harvard medical school, 2003 Bob Langer from MIT, 2004 Robert Nerem from Georgia Tech, 2005
June - 2006
Congratulations to our fourth H.R. Lissner Award winner
Dr Peter Torzilli, a founding member of the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering recieved the 2006 H.R. Lissner award of the ASME. This is the highest award for achievement given by its Bioengineering Division.
May - 2006
Congratulations for the third place honors at the Young Investigators Award Competition
Yuliya Vengrenyuk, a graduate student in the CUNY-CCNY Biomedical Engineering PhD program took third place honors in a Young Investigators Award competition at the American College of Cardiologists 55th Annual Meeting.
March - 2006
Congratulations to Thomas Radman for Honorable Mention at the Vienna Technical Univesity Junior Scientist Conference
Thomas Radman, a graduate student in the CUNY-CCNY Biomedical Engineering PhD program took honorable mention for work on the effects on enviromental electrics fields (cell phones, power lines) on the brain.
November - 2005
Andrew Grove donates $26million
Andrew Grove, CCNY class of 1960 and co-founder of the Intel Corporation, has donated $26 million to the School of Engineering at the City College of New York. Press Release
November - 2005
7th Annual Benjamin Zweifach Lecture
Robert Nerem delivers the 7th annual Benjamin Zweifach lecture at the City College of New York. Event Images Past Zweifach Memorial lectures: YC Fung from UCSD, 1999 Shu Chien from UCSD, 2000 Peter Davies from UPENN, 2001 Jim Hudspeth from the Albert Einstein college of Medicine, 2002 Michael Gimbrone from the Harvard medical school, 2003 Bob Langer from MIT, 2004
August - 2005
The BME Department is growing
A new faculty member joins the department this fall. Luis Cardoso will compliment the department's strengths in biomechanics, signal/image processing, bioinstrumentation and mechanotransduction in bone.
July - 2005
Congratulations to the winner of ASME 2005 Bioengineering Conference poster competition
Congratulations to BME Ph.D., candidate Kelly Emerton who won 1st place in the ASME 2005 Bioengineering Conference poster competition.
November - 2004
A New Concept for a High Speed Train Track Based on a Red Cell Gliding Through Capillaries
The concept is featured in the Nature News. It was published in Wu Q., Andreopoulos Y., Weinbaum S., et al. Phys. Rev. Lett., 93. 194501.
November - 2004
BME Inaugural Event
Amidst great fanfare and day long festivities the BME Department celebrated the long awaited Inauguration of its new facilities on Nov. 5, 2004. The Department wants to thank Stephen Eli, the architect, for the masterful design of its new offices, laboratories and conference room. The event which included a keynote talk by Bob Langer, 36 student posters, talks by leaders from seven of our hospital partners in the NYCBE and an official ribbon cutting ceremony and reception with CUNY Chancellor Matt Goldstein and CCNY President Gregory Williams presiding. The lunch event, which drew over 150 guests, featured President Peter Katona of the Whitaker Foundation and President Sue Van of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation who have provided CCNY's BME program with three Special Opportunity awards and 50-50 matching funds for the entire renovation. BME Department Inauguration Photo Album.
November - 2004
Congratulations to our third H. R. Lissner Awardee
CUNY and Wallace Coulter Distinguished Professor of BME, John Tarbell, received the H. R. Lissner award of the ASME at its 2004 International Conference and Exposition in Annaheim. This is the highest award for achievement given by its Bioengineering Division. Professor Tarbell is just the third chemical engineer to have received this award from the nation's largest mechanical engineering society. He joins Professors Cowin and Weinbaum as BME's third Lissner awardee making CCNY the only institution other than Georgia Tech to have received this distinction. Professor Tarbell, Chair of BME, is widely recognized for his pioneering contributions to the Penn State artificial heart program, the mechanics of heart valves, in vitro experiments on the effect of fluid shear stress on the permeability of vascular endotheium and mass transfer aspects of arterial disease. He is the author of over 140 technical papers and is past President of BMES (2003).
July - 2004
$1.3M Award from Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The City College of New York has been awarded a $1.3 million grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to boost science education and encourage more minorities to pursue scientific careers. The grant will be used to support initiatives developed by the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program at CCNY, a collaborative effort between the College’s Division of Science and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering. City College President Gregory H. Williams hailed the award and said: “It is critically important to introduce exciting new interdisciplinary research fields to our students, and provide them with a coherent and compelling pathway to participate in research. The HHMI award will help us to meet this challenge.”
May - 2004
Record Attendance at the 9th NYCBE-BMES Awards Luncheon
Over 100 students and faculty packed the Amsterdam Room on May 18 to attend the ever more popular annual event.
May - 2004
Congratulations to our Latest NAE Member!
CUNY Distinguished Professor Stephen Cowin is joining his illustrious colleague Sheldon Weinbaum to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Dr. Cowin, who is the co-founder of the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering, has authored over 200 research papers and eight books. A pioneer in modeling the adaptive behavior of bone, his recent work in the coupling of local cell-level mechanics and the adaptive behavior of bone may lead to important clinical applications relating to surgical implant of orthopedic prostheses
September - 2003
The BME Department is growing
Two new junior faculty have joined the department this Fall: Marom Bikson earned his Ph.D. in BME from Case Western Reserve University and comes from the University of Birmingham (UK) where he studied neuronal activity in central networks. Lucas Parra received his Ph.D. in Physics from Maximilian University in Munich (Germany) and comes from the Sarnoff Corporation where he was a group leader in Adaptive Image and Signal Processing.