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Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University. The Department's research and teaching are focused on solving unmet clinical needs in the areas of cardiovascular and infectious diseases, rehabilitation medicine, and cancer.

The BME Department consists of 30 primary faculty as well as joint and affiliate faculty from the Advanced Research Imaging Center, the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB), Casey Eye Institute, the Oregon Hearing Institute, and the Knight Cardiovascular and Cancer Centers.  Read full welcome message.

Department news

July 2019

See Onward magazine's recent profile of Kimberly Beatty, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Heiser has been appointed Vice Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering! Dr. Heiser succeeds Dr. Joe Gray, Gordon Moore Endowed Chair and Director of the OCSSB. Thank you, Dr. Gray, for your four years of service as vice chair. Congratulations, Dr. Heiser!

BME graduate students Geoffrey Schau and Erik Burlingame competed in the InventOR Collegiate Challenge and won the $2,500 Impact Award for developing a new, less expensive way to detect cancer using artificial intelligence. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Omkar Thaware, the inaugural recipient of Biomedical Engineering’s first Clinical Co-Mentorship Fellowship award. The award supports graduate student training and facilitates collaboration with physician-scientists to perform impactful translational research.

June 2019

Congratulations to Summer Gibbs, Ph.D., awarded a new grant from Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, June 25, 2019 for BIP Drug Discovery: Near Infrared (NIR) Nerve-Specific Probes Enable Improved Surgical Outcomes.

Congratulations to Hong Ma, M.D., Ph.D., awarded the Basic Science Award for best poster presentation for her work entitled, Pathogenic mtDNA mutations are abundant in oocytes but eliminated during fetal development, at the 35th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

Seminar Series 2018-2019

Please join us for the Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series 2018-2019.

Follow the link below to view the current schedule for the Seminar Series. The seminars are held on Fridays, 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, and are located in the 
CHH 3rd Floor Conference Room 1 A&B
unless otherwise noted.

Schedules for BME Seminar Series 2018-2019

Upcoming events

Featured scientist

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., is director of the OHSU Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy and professor of biomedical engineering. 

BME graduate programs

Individual research in five specialty areas with close collaboration across OHSU