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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Carolina resides at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With interdisciplinary faculty from the College of Engineering and Computing, the School of Medicine and Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, we collaborate to provide research and education that advances medicine and gives our students learning opportunities both within and beyond the classroom.

Department Highlights

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Research Spotlight: Research aims to increase drug delivery from devices for vascular surgery

Drug coated balloons are an established technology and have a history of use, despite low drug delivery efficiency. To increase the device's effectiveness, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Tarek Shazly is part of an NIH-funded grant to make design improvements.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mungo undergraduate teaching award winner: Melissa Moss

As a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, Melissa Moss combines both engineering theory and hands-on learning in the classroom. She was chosen as a Mungo undergraduate teaching award winner.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Class of 2021: Sydney Womack

Sydney Womack’s calendar has been booked nearly solid during her four years at South Carolina and little wonder — she majored in biomedical engineering, minored in mathematics, earned a performance certificate in the School of Music, conducted undergraduate research and co-authored a scholarly article and three poster presentations.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Students set for Bridge to Doctorate program

The first 12 students accepted into the University's Bridge to Doctorate program bring diverse life experiences but share a common commitment to science and community.

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Alumni Spotlight: Alumni Q & A: How Myra Robinson turns health care data into hope

Myra Robinson is a senior statistician at the Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) in Charlotte, NC. By day, you can find her consulting with clinicians and researchers on clinical trial designs, overseeing the status of open-to-accrual clinical trials, processing and analyzing datasets or compiling statistical results for a variety of reporting requirements.

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