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UNC/NC State Joint Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Koji Sode

Jan 4, 2023

BME professor awarded project grant from JDRF-Helmsley Charitable Trust

Koji Sode, a William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is a lead investigator on an $800K grant from JDRF International and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for a two-year project. 

In this photo, the top of the Belltower is framed by fall foliage.

Jan 3, 2023

BME’s Ke Cheng named Executive Director of Interdisciplinary Scholarship

Ke Cheng has been named executive director of interdisciplinary scholarship in the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs, effective October 1, 2022. 

Timothy Holder

Dec 21, 2022

Timothy Holder finds a field that pulls together many — but not all — of his interests

Timothy Holder has always felt pulled toward varying interests — medicine, wearable devices, racquetball, exploring new places and philosophy, to name a few. 

Student testing wearable assistive devices in lab setting.

Dec 14, 2022

Huang elevated to IEEE Fellow

Helen Huang was recently selected as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for the Class of 2023. Huang was elevated to Fellow for her contributions in control development in rehabilitation robotics. 

Colorized image of CAR-T cell cancer treatment in action at the cellular level.

Dec 1, 2022

In animal study, implant churns out CAR-T cells to combat cancer

Researchers from NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an implantable biotechnology that produces and releases CAR-T cells for attacking cancerous tumors. In a proof-of-concept study involving lymphoma in mice, the researchers found that treatment with the implants was faster and more effective than conventional CAR-T cell cancer treatment. 

Summer camp students participate in competition.

Dec 1, 2022

Summer on campus

At 9 a.m. on a July Wednesday, more than 70 middle school students filed into a classroom, waiting to be assigned the real-world problem they’d be solving that day. Clustered together, campers tackled complex problems like how to construct a moving boat or how to stop a viral outbreak. Using cardboard, aluminum foil, balloons and more, these campers were trying to solve some of the fundamental challenges in engineering. 

Downtown Raleigh skyline rises up behind the Memorial Belltower.

Nov 9, 2022

NC State researchers receive $2.25 million interdisciplinary grant from Department of Energy

The proposed project will improve the researchers’ ability to observe molecular turnover and metabolism. 

Students sit around a study table at Hunt Library.

Oct 12, 2022

Integrative Sciences Initiative: fostering cross-discipline collaboration at NC State

The Integrative Sciences Initiative and Integrative Sciences Building will bring together students and scholars across various disciplines to transform STEM research and education. 

The metabolite monitoring device, shown here, is the size of a wristwatch. The sensor strip, which sticks out in this photo, can be tucked back, lying between the device and the user's skin. Photo credit: Murat Yokus, NC State University

Oct 12, 2022

BME receives $4.6M RERC grant to assist stroke survivors with research in wearable technology

Despite rehabilitation efforts to promote recovery through therapy, the average stroke patient can experience persistent impairment of sensory and motor functions. Due to these challenges, the effects of having a stroke remain the leading cause of long-term disability in adults in the U.S. 

Photo of bare feet walking on top of circular diagrams.

Oct 3, 2022

BME’s Franz awarded $2.7M NIH grant to enhance foot and ankle function in older adults

Jason Franz, Associate Professor in Joint BME, has received a 5-year, $2.7M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health titled “A framework for feasible translation to enhance foot and ankle function in aging and mobility”.