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San Diego Cocktails Reception with Biomedical Engineering Director Elliot McVeigh
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm




The Whiting School of Engineering is pleased to

offer a special opportunity

for cocktails and conversation with


Elliot McVeigh, Ph.D.
Massey Professor and Director

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. McVeigh will discuss the innovative research and education
at the #1 biomedical engineering program in the nation.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

5:00 PM

(Remarks will begin at 5:45 PM)


The Grand Del Mar

Bordeaux Room

5300 Grand Del Mar Court

San Diego, CA 92130

RSVP by January 22, 2014 or 410-516-8723

This reception will take place prior to Join the Conversation: San Diego.
Please note: There is also a cocktail hour hosted by the Alumni Association.

Click here for more information.


Celebrate two WSE milestones on Feb 5
Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Hopkins Club, the Whiting School of Engineering will celebrate two milestones:

  • Naming Ilya Shpitser as a John C. Malone Assistant Professor
  • Announcing the formation of the Whiting School of Engineering’s Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare

RSVP by February 2.

Ilya Shpitser, in the Department of Computer Science, will hold the John C. Malone Assistant Professorship, one of a series of professorships provided by John C. Malone, MS ’64, PhD ’69 to help recruit and retain faculty with the goal of improving healthcare using a systems-based approach. A data/inference specialist who focuses on inferring cause-effect relationships, Ilya will be a member of the new center. His research includes all areas of causal inference and missing data, particularly using graphical models. Recently, his work has helped distinguish between causation and association in observational medical data. Ilya started at Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor this summer, received his PhD under the supervision of Judea Pearl at UCLA, was a postdoctoral scholar in the program on causal inference at the School of Public Health at Harvard, and was a lecturer in statistics at the University of Southampton.
The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, under the leadership of Greg Hager, the Mandell Bellmore Professor in the Department of Computer Science, is a multidisciplinary research initiative that will foster partnerships among engineers, clinicians, and scientists across Johns Hopkins University to catalyze, develop, and deploy innovations aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare.

John Malone has been remarkably generous in his support of Johns Hopkins, including a gift for the construction and naming of Malone Hall. The building, which opened in 2014, is designed to advance cutting-edge collaborative and translational research and has set a new standard for academic research facilities at Johns Hopkins. The Whiting School is grateful for Dr. Malone’s continued support of professorships and the naming of this new center in the Whiting School of Engineering.

BME Special Seminar: Shankar Subramaniam
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
BME Special Seminar: Shankar Subramaniam @ Mason Hall Auditorium, Homewood campus

The Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts Shankar Subramaniam, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair of Bioengineering and Systems Biology at the University of California-San Diego, for a special seminar. Subramaniam will present “Engineering: the sine qua non for Systems and Precision Medicine.” The seminar begins on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Auditorium.

  • The human body functions as an integrated whole, incorporating biochemical, physiological and environmental interactions. Multi-modal and multi-scale measurements on humans and their integrative analysis offers the scope for obtaining a systems level view of physiological and pathophysiological function and provide most appropriate targets for therapeutic interventions. Such a paradigm has become the harbinger of systems medicine. A recent NIH report co-authored by this speaker states that, “systems medicine and pharmacology involve the application of systems biology approaches, combining large-scale experimental studies with model-based computational analysis, to study drug activities, targets and effects. The discipline is often defined with reference to engineering principles as the quantitative analysis of the dynamic interactions between drugs and a biological system that aims to understand the behavior of the system as a whole, as opposed to the behavior of its individual constituents”. My laboratory works on several aspects of systems medicine in human physiology and pathophysiology. Our past work has spanned, the muscle, the liver, the vascular system, the immune system and recently the brain. In this talk I will only highlight systems medicine through our work on human brain development and pathologies. This involves development of new sequencing technologies, integrative omics modeling strategies, regenerative engineering and epigenetic insights.
  • Subramaniam is the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair Professor of Bioengineering and Systems Biology at the University of California San Diego. He is a distinguished professor of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Nano Engineering at the University of California San Diego. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Senior Member of IEEE.  He has fostered training and research in systems biology and bioinformatics at the national level, serving on the NIH Director’s Advisory Committee on Bioinformatics and played a key role in the formulation of the NIH Director’s Roadmap which places a major emphasis on the use of quantitative approaches of engineering to biomedical research in health and disease. Subramaniam’s innovative work has major impact on research and development in academia and industry.
Engineers Week: Engineering Job Search Workshop
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Learn how to effectively use tools like Handshake, LinkedIn, and GoHopOnline in your internship and job search. Register here. Hosted by JHU Career Center.

PhD and Master’s Student Non-academic Job Search
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore your career options, learn how to present your skills with a resume, identify organizations and opportunities, and gain tips to help you connect with professionals. Register here. Hosted by the JHU Career Center.

GoHopOnline Virtual Networking: “Neurodevelopmental Disability Issues from a Parent’s Perspective”
Apr 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
GoHopOnline Virtual Networking: "Neurodevelopmental Disability Issues from a Parent's Perspective"

This unique event offers alums the ability to network online and also hear from a great speaker. Each participant will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and “meet” other alums using a simple but powerful format that eliminates networking awkwardness and facilitates valuable, professional networking. We will then hear from our featured speaker, Tara Johnson.

Dr. Tara Johnson will discuss “Neurodevelopmental Disability Issues from a Parent’s Perspective.” Johnson received her BS in Biomedical Engineering in 2002. She was subsequently accepted by the Johns Hopkins Medical School for the MD/PhD program. She received an MD in 2011 conducting her internship and residency at the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She currently is a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute researching neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD), and she expects to receive her PhD this year.

Register at GoHopOnline
BME and INBT Joint Distinguished Seminar: Arthur J. Coury
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BME and INBT Joint Distinguished Seminar: Arthur J. Coury @ Gilman 50

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for NanoBioTechnology co-host a joint distinguished seminar. Arthur J. Coury, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University, will present “Medical Product Translation: Concept to Market and Beyond with Considerations Along the Way.”

Abstract: Developing regulated medical products through all required stages, whether emanating from academic or industrial sources, has led to the understanding of certain principles required to achieve commercial success. Experiences derived from executing product development protocols have generated a list of dozens of variables that should be considered, including technical, economic, regulatory, even ethical topics, before advancing far in this process. Failure to satisfy one or a few of the “imperatives” generated from such an analysis will most likely prevent achieving a successfully marketed product. In this talk, facts and figures of the medical product “playing field” will be presented. Following this, stages of a typical regulated medical product development plan with pitfalls along the way will be offered. Then, a “case study” of a successful vs. unsuccessful commercialized medical device will be provided and explained in light of the “imperatives.” Finally, a note on the potential value of an academic license to a medical product company will be suggested.

2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition
Apr 15 all-day
2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition @ Johns Hopkins University

The 2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition is open to all student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions. Student teams will compete in three competition tracks: Designs of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems; Global Health/Humanitarian Design; and Healthcare Apps/Information Technology Design.

Important Dates
  • February 19: Deadline to submit proposals
  • March 19: Announcement of selected applicants
  • April 15: Semi-finals and Finals at JHU

Visit the CBID website for more information on eligibility requirements. To register a team, complete this Google Form:

This event is sponsored by Boston Scientific and hosted by the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture – “From Hopkins BME to Columbia Surgeon: An Unexpected Journey”
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture - "From Hopkins BME to Columbia Surgeon: An Unexpected Journey" @ The Eisenhower Room (The Johns Hopkins Club)

Beth Schrope, MD, PhD, will deliver the 2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Schrope, who is an associate professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and an associate professor of clinical surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian, will detail an unlikely journey from Hopkins BME to Ivy League surgeon, with the purpose of demonstrating goal-directed living with the allowance for a more opportunistic approach to life and career.

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