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News & Events 2016

Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Dr. San Aung Retires After 27 Years May 2016

San AungDr. San Aung, a Professor of Practice in our department, retires after teaching at Tulane for nearly three decades. Dr. Aung was first a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering and joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering after Hurricane Katrina and has been a leader and model for teaching excellence. Most recently, he has been responsible for teaching Statics and Mechanics of Materials courses. Originally from Burma, Dr. Aung’s contributions and standards of excellence are already missed.



Doctoral Student Named to National Board of STEM Group May 2016

Asis LopezAsis Lopez, a PhD student in Dr. Damir Khismatulin’s biomedical engineering laboratory and Tulane’s IGERT Interdisciplinary Bioinnovation, was recently elected to board of directors for the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).


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BMEN Undergraduate Leads Tulane’s Rugby Team to Championship April 2016

Women's RugbyThe Tulane women’s club rugby team led by Alex Clarke, a biomedical engineering student, traveled to the Division II National Championship on Friday (April 21) in Davis, California, and came home a champion.


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BMEN Undergraduate Leads Tulane’s Rugby Team to Championship April 2016

Women's RugbyThe Tulane women’s club rugby team led by Alex Clarke, a biomedical engineering student, traveled to the Division II National Championship on Friday (April 21) in Davis, California, and came home a champion.


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Senior Team Design Projects Highlight Innovation April 2016

Design ShowExemplifying the Department’s ongoing innovations in Design, the Class of 2016, under the guidance of Professor Lars Gilbertson, held their capstone BME Team Design show April 16th. This year five teams created a buzz showcasing their yearlong projects amidst an excellent turnout of students, staff, faculty, and representatives from medical device companies.


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BMEN Alumni Win Tulane Business Plan Competition Based on Senior Design Project April 2016

BMEN Alumni Business Plan AwardNisoltus Medical, a company made up of 2015 graduates, Chris Sloas, Leah Gerber, Scott Stewart, Clayton Ford and Conor Vickers, won this year’s top prize at the Tulane Business Plan Competition for their Sensifoam technology. The team developed Sensifoam, a device that adheres to patients during operations and transmits data to alert surgeons to the possibility of pressure ulcers, more commonly known as bedsores, as part of their senior design project under the mentorship of Lars Gilbertson, Jim Korndorfer and Ed Karp.


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Biomedical Engineers Earn Recognition from Colleagues April 26, 2016

Biomedical EngineersEach year, the Department recognizes students and faculty who’ve achieved notable success in scholarship, research and teaching.


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Dr. Carolyn Bayer Joins the Department March 2016

Carolyn BayerDr. Carolyn Bayer joined our biomedical engineering department as an assistant professor in January 2014. Her research focuses on the development of novel medical imaging methods to study the dynamics of molecular expression and physiological function. Dr. Bayer’s work integrates ultrasound and contrast-enhanced photoacoustic imaging systems, including the development of algorithms for functional and molecular photoacoustic imaging and the evaluation of photoacoustic and ultrasound contrast agents. A key focus of her laboratory’s imaging technology is the functional and molecular environment during compromised pregnancies and the development of birth defects. Before arriving at Tulane, Dr. Bayer was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also received her doctoral degree. When she is not in the laboratory or teaching Biomedical Electronics, you can find her traveling and developing her photography skills.


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