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The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is an academic department co-located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University and was established on December 1, 2003, linking the School of Medicine at UNC-CH to the College of Engineering at NC State. At NC State, we currently offer a BS in Biomedical Engineering. At UNC-CH, we offer the BME concentration in the Applied Sciences undergraduate degree program. On both campuses, we offer joint MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering. The department has administrative offices on both campuses (NCSU: 4130 Engineering Building III; UNC-CH: 152 MacNider Hall).

News & Events

Paul Dayton Receives Funding from the NIH to Translate Acoustic Angiography to the Clinic
In coordination with collaborators Yueh Lee and Cherie Kuzmiak in the Department of Radiology, Paul Dayton has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to translate a new ultrasound imaging technology to the clinic. This two year project, funded at just under half a million dollars, will evaluate the performance of their new imaging technology to visualize microvasculature associated with breast cancer.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dayton and his lab on their latest award!
Mahsa Mohiti-Asli Featured on NC State's The Abstract
The Abstract, a publication of NC State University, recently featured a post by Mahsa Mohiti-Asli—one of the postdoctoral researchers working in Dr. Elizabeth Loboa’s Cell Mechanics Laboratory (CML). Dr. Mohiti-Asli earned her Ph.D. from NC State’s Department of Fiber and Polymer Science in August of 2013, and she has stayed at NC State since as a postdoctoral researcher in our department. In the CML, she has continued her work with advanced materials to accelerate wound healing, and she was recently granted a pilot award with Dr. Loboa from UNC's NC TraCS program.

The post on The Abstract offers a personal touch and a peek inside the life of one of BME’s outstanding postdoctoral researchers. She notes that when she uses a microscope for her research, which happens frequently as she is visualizing characteristics of cells and biomaterials, she often remembers a quote from Theodore Roszak: “Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope.”

The feature is part of an ongoing series that The Abstract is undertaking called “This is What Science Looks like at NC State,” which aims to put faces on the exciting research coming out of North Carolina State University.
Marian McCord Selected as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Natural Resources
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Marian McCord on her recent appointment as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Natural Resources! Dr. McCord not only holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science in the College of Textiles, but also she is the Director of the Global Health Initiative in the Office of International Affairs. Over the past twenty years, she has built an impressive portfolio that unites disciplines to improve human health and wellness through novel textiles that prevent and treat disease.

Dr. McCord was selected as Associate Dean due to her creativity, her energy, and her genuine appreciation of the power of collaboration. These qualities, coupled with an outstanding record of coordinating and leading interdisciplinary teams of scientists, will help her increase both the impact and number of research collaborations stemming from the College of Natural Resources. Her commitment to team science and to public health will serve her well within NC State’s College of Natural Resources.