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Spring 2021 Newsletter

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Spring 2021 Newsletter


Robert Kirsch
Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor
Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Case Western Reserve University 

Geoffrey Vince
The Virginia Lois Kennedy
Endowed Chair in Biomedical
Engineering and Applied Therapeutics

Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic

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Carl Saab, director of the Pain Science Technology And Research (STAR) Lab in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME, part of the Lerner Research Institute), states his goal very plainly: “I want to transform the landscape of pain management, using innovation and scientific discovery.”

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Outstanding Performance as a Reviewer, Clothing Drive Warms Cleveland, ISMRM Trainee Competition, Published Papers on Wearable Technology, and Students Receive Prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships

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In the News:

5 questions with Ciera McCrary, Navy lieutenant and online engineering master’s program student >>

BME Student from China Studies Abroad in Uganda >>


Center Makes Inroads on AI in Medicine

“It was an honor to discuss ground-breaking research and innovations from our center members, showing tangible examples of how AI could move the needle forward in the area of precision oncology,” says Madabhushi, Donnell Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

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Top BME Departments Present Seminar Series

The goal of the series is to expose graduate students to cutting-edge ideas in biomedical engineering by attracting a group of high-quality speakers that would be difficult for any single department to host on its own. 

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The BEAT Lab leads initiatives to create bioinspired therapeutics and diagnostics for transfusion medicine and critical care.

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A founding father of the Department of Biomedical Engineering retires after 54 years of service.

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Eric W. Kaler, Serpil Erzurum and Stan Gerson impacting the Biomedical Alliance at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute.

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Read highlights from 16 faculty at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic >>


Checking in with Alumni


Paritosh Dhawale (MS ‘91, PhD ’94) was appointed senior vice president and general manager of GE’s Edison Health Services Platform, where he leads a team of more than 500 engineers and product managers who build, host and manage AI-enabled digital applications for GE and third-party ecosystems. “We are on a journey to digitally transform how we develop and sell medical software,” he says.

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