Carnegie Mellon University

Program

Thursday, September 19
IAMBE Symposium on Grand Challenges in Biomedical Engineering
Location: Connan Room, 1st Floor of the Cohon University Center

Session 1: Neuroengineering, Imaging and Informatics

Moderator: John Gore, NAE, IAMBE
University Professor and Director, Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
Vanderbilt University

14:30 – 14:55

The Role of Neuroprostheses in the Restoration of Function in Spinal Cord Injury

Hunter Peckham, NAE, IAMBE
Donnell Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics
Distinguished University Professor
Case Western Reserve University

14:55 – 15:20

Overcoming the Barriers that Obscure the Interlinking of Heterogeneous Big Medical Data through Data Sharing and Harmonization

Dimitrios Fotiadis, IAMBE
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Ioannina, Greece
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics

15:20 – 15:45

RF Engineering for Parallel MRI

Steve Wright, IAMBE
Royce E. Wisenbaker II Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Texas A & M University

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee Break

Session 2: Cell/Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Moderator: Christine E. Schmidt, IAMBE
Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida
President, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

16:15 – 16:40

Implant Biomaterials in the Age of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Rena Bizios, NAM, IAMBE
Lutcher Brown Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Texas at San Antonio

16:40 – 17:05

Drivers Wanted: Cellular Delivery of Anti-Cancer Therapeutics in the Circulation

Michael King, IAMBE
J. Lawrence Wilson Professor and Department Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Editor-in-Chief, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

17:05 – 17:30

Pathogen Mimicking Nanovaccine Platform Technology: A New Paradigm

Balaji Narasimhan, IAMBE
Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Vlasta Klima Balloun Faculty Chair
Iowa State University

Friday, September 20
Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering
Location: Rangos Ballroom, 2nd Floor of the Cohon University Center

08:00 – 08:30

Networking

08:30 – 08:40

Welcome Remarks

Michael McQuade
Vice President for Research
Carnegie Mellon University

08:40 – 09:10

Keynote Lecture: Engineering the Future of Health

Bruce J. Tromberg
Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
National Institutes of Health

Moderator: Bin He, IAMBE
Trustee Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Head
Carnegie Mellon University
Chair, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

09:10 – 09:40

Keynote Lecture: Microfluidics and Nanotechnology for Biology and Medicine

Rashid Bashir, IAMBE
Dean of Engineering
Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Moderator: Adam W. Feinberg, PhD
Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor of Biomedical Engineering
and of Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

09:40 – 10:10

Keynote Lecture: Intelligent and Recognitive Biomaterials for Protein Delivery and Advanced Sensing

Nicholas Peppas, NAE, NAM, IAMBE
Cockrell Family Regents Chaired Professor of Biomedical & Chemical Engineering
Director, Institute of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine
University of Texas at Austin

Moderator: Anne Skaja Robinson, PhD
Trustee Professor of Chemical Engineering and Department Head
Carnegie Mellon University

10:10 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00

Keynote Lecture: Science for Robotics and Robotics for Science - Challenges and Opportunities

Guang-Zhong Yang, FRE, IAMBE
Professor and Director, Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery
Imperial College London
Founding Editor, Science Robotics
Chair, the UK-RAS Network

Moderator: Howie Choset, PhD
Kavcic-Moura Professor of Computer Science, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

11:00 – 11:30

Keynote Lecture: Wired: Structural constraints on the efficacy of endogenous and exogenous control signals in the human brain

Danielle S. Bassett
Professor of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, PhD
Professor and Director of Neuroscience Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

11:30 – 11:40

Update at CMU Biomedical Engineering Department

Bin He, IAMBE
Trustee Professor and Department Head of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Chair, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Moderator: Conrad Zapanta, PhD
Associate Department Head and Teaching Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

11:40 – 12:00

New Fellow Induction Ceremony

International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

12:00 – 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 – 13:25

Plenary Talk: Systems Biology Approaches to Improving Preclinical-to-Clinical Translation in Therapeutics Discovery and Development

Douglas Lauffenburger, NAE, IAMBE
Ford Professor of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biology
Founding Head, Department of Biological Engineering
MIT

Moderator: Yu-li Wang, PhD
Mehrabian Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Member, Academic Sinica
Carnegie Mellon University

13:25 – 13:50

Plenary Talk: AI in Breast Cancer Imaging

Maryellen L. Giger, NAE, IAMBE
A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology
Vice-Chair of Radiology
University of Chicago

Modetator: Jana Kainerstorfer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

13:50 – 14:15

Plenary Talk: The Role of Bioengineering in the Treatment of Essential Tremor

Gary Glover, NAE, IAMBE
Professor of Radiology, Neurosciences & Biophysics,
and of Electrical Engineering & Psychology
Stanford University

Moderator: Maysam Chamanzar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

14:15 – 14:40

Plenary Talk: Relaxin: Cardiovascular Actions and Therapeutic Potential

Sanjeev Govinddas Shroff
Distinguished Professor and Gerald E. McGinnis Chair in Bioengineering
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Moderator: Keith Cook, PhD
Associate Department Head and Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

14:40 – 15:00

Plenary Panel Discussion

Moderator: Bin He, IAMBE
Panelists: Giger, Glover, Lauffenburger, Shroff

15:00 – 17:20

Poster Session

17:20 – 17:30

Announcement of Poster Awards