BME Diversity Statement
Our goal is to create a supportive environment in BME for historically underrepresented groups not limited to but including: ethnic and racial minorities, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse geographic and socio-economic backgrounds. We also value differences in knowledge and backgrounds including skill-set, education, age, experience, and perspectives. We are committed to encouraging and fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion through continuously improving our recruitment, retention, climate, and community partnerships.
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.
BME consists of 35 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.
- Jessica Riesterer named PNMS President and Erin Stempinski named PNMS Secretary
- Dr. Mitalipov and team find no adverse health effects of mitochondrial replacement therapy in monkeys
- Dr. Nakayama’s paper in Biomaterials Science selected as SOM’s Paper of the Month
- Jeremy Goecks, open science leader at OHSU, funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and NCI
- Congratulations to BME student John Russo for being selected for the Molecular Sciences Software Institute Seed Software Fellowship! Learn more about MoISSI
- BME students Erik Burlingame and Zeynep Sayar and team (Democratizing Digital Pathology) win 1st place in the Early Disease Detection track of the OHSU-MIT Hacking Medicine Invent-a-thon
- Register for the 2020 OR Bioengineering Symposium
- National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases R01 Awarded to BME Chair, Owen McCarty
- Dr. Taisa Kushner awarded 2020 Computing Innovations Fellows grant
- Students Jennifer Eng and Elliot Gray win poster awards at the 2020 NCI Junior Investigator Meeting
- Dr. Joseph Shatzel awarded Physician-Scientist R01
- SOM Paper of the Month goes to the Nellore/Thompson labs
- Gray and Spellman Receive 2020 AACR Team Science Award
- 20+ BME Researchers Receive 2020 Research and Innovation Recognition | Page 8
- A BME community conversation on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion - Thursday, June 25 at 4 pm
- New algorithm uses artificial intelligence to help manage type 1 diabetes
- BME students John Russo and Tia Kohs participate in MIT COVID-19 Challenge team - Go team COVInsight!
- Peter Jacobs project selected for Biomedical Innovation Program Digital Health funding
- The Conversation features Austin Nguyen, Abhinav Nellore, and Reid Thompson on genetic differences and COVID-19
The Biomedical Engineering graduate program serves as the center of innovation for the OHSU School of Medicine. Our mission is to train students to become innovators, entrepreneurs, and scientific leaders by graduate training in the development and use of measurement and data science platforms and novel devices to understand the (patho)physiology of human health and disease in order to develop therapeutic approaches and diagnostics to solve unmet clinical needs. Learn more.