Biomedical Engineering Guest Lecture Series   

  • 3D Printing In Military Medicine: Transforming The Care Of Our Service Members
    On Tuesday, October 6th from 12:30 – 1:30, Dr. Peter Liacouras, Ph.D. will give a presentation via Webex on the 3D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed National Medical Center. https://www.udc.edu/seas/mechanical-engineering/biomedical-engineering/bme-speaker-2020-10-6/ ‎
  • US FDA Seminar: OSEL Regulatory Science (March 2020)
    • Introductions and CDRH and OSEL Primer (Dan Hammer)
    • Medical Extended Reality (MXR) Research Program (Ellenor Brown)
    • Medical imaging research at DIDSR/OSEL: Focus on Digital Pathology (Marios Gavrielides)
    • Division of Applied Mechanics Overview (Genevieve McRae)
    • A Regulatory Science Approach to Assess the Safety of Medical Devices Incorporating Nanotechnology (Peter Goering)
  • From blindness to handlessness: lessons on plasticity and brain organization.  Dr. Ella Striem-Amit (Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Georgetown University), Feb. 2020.
  • From Therapeutic Robots for Children to Tele-medical Robotic Assistance. Dr. Chung Hyuk Park (Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, George Washington University), Feb. 2020.
  • Neuromechanics of functional impairment following neurological disorders. Dr. Sang Wook Lee (Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University of America), Jan. 2020.
  • Design a Wearable Pediatric Knee Exoskeleton for Overground Gait Rehabilitation. Dr. Ji Chen (Visiting Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Program, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of the District of Columbia), Jan. 2020.
  • Sezin Palmer (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Mission Area Executive for National Health) April 2019.
  • Aging Effects on Working Memory, Dr. Joseph Keller (cognitive neuroscientist, nonprofit consultant, and science advocate, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow National Science Foundation (NSF)) April 2019
  • Neural Representations of Natural Self-Motion:  Implications for Perception & Action. Dr. Kathleen Cullen (Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Director of the Cullen Laboratory) March 2019.
  • Innovative Evaluation and Device-Based Treatment of Gait Pathology in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Dr. Thomas Bulea (National Institutes of Health, Staff Scientist in the Functional & Applied Biomechanics Section of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department), Feb. 2019
  • Mitigating Order Dependence in Agglomerative Clustering. Dr. Donald Wunsch II (Distinguished Professor & Director of the Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory, Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) University), Jan. 2019.
  • Objective quantification of human activity in large health studies using wearable accelerometers. Dr. Jacek K. Urbanek, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Centers on Aging and Health (COAH)), Nov. 2018.
  • Human Spatial Orientation in Dynamic Motion Environments. Dr. James Lackner, Ph.D. (Professor of Physiology; Director of the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory, Brandeis University), Oct. 2018.
  • Optical Coherence Tomographic assessment of the Aqueous Humor Outflow Pathway. Dr. Larry Kagemann, Ph.D. (United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), Lead Reviewer/Biomedical Engineer/Senior Staff Fellow: Diagnostic and Surgical Devices Branch, Division of Ophthalmic and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices, Center for Devices and Radiological Health), Oct. 2018.
  • Age-related Control of Posture & Gait: Exploring Assistive Methodologies towards Improving Elderly Balance. Dr. Lara Thompson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director of Biomedical Engineering program & CBRE laboratory, University of the District of Columbia), Aug. 2018.
  • Sensorimotor Integration in Primates with Vestibular Dysfunction & Applicability to Human Postural Control. Dr. Lara Thompson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director of Biomedical Engineering program & CBRE laboratory, University of the District of Columbia), Aug. 2018.
  • Kimberly Brown Smith, M.D., Ph.D. (Clinical team leader in US FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Compliance), April 2018.
  • Synthesis of non-uniformly spaced circular antenna arrays using a data-driven probabilistic model: Dr. Nicholas Paul Misiunas, Ph.D. (Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Lowell), April 2018.
  • Alignment Nulling as an Assay of Otolith Function: Astronauts, Soldiers, and Patients: Dr. Michael Schubert, Ph.D., P.T. (Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Laboratory of Vestibular Neuroadaptation), Feb. 2018.
  • Upperlimb Robotic Rehabilitation for Stroke Survivors: Peter Lum (Associate Dean, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Catholic University), Jan. 2018.
  • Anticipatory Postural Control: Translating Theory to Practice: Susan Ryerson, PT, DSc (Research Scientist at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH); NRH and Neurologic Residency Program; Director, Making Progress – Neurologic Physical Therapy), Oct. 2017.
  • Stroke for Engineers – Studying human brain recovery in DC: Alexander Dromerick, MD (Vice President for Research at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital; Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology & Chairman of Rehabilitation Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center; Research Scientist at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center), Oct. 2017.
  • Latest trends in Biotechnology: Dr. Bushra Ahmad Saeed, Ph.D. (Acting Division Director of the Nursing, Allied Health, Life and Physical Sciences Division, University of the District of Columbia Community College), Sept. 2017.
  • Brian Schulz, Ph.D. (Scientific Program Manager, Rehabilitation Engineering and Prosthetics/Orthotics Program U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs), Sept. 2017.
  • Stand-off Detection of Illicit Materials by Active Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy: Dr. Chris Kendziora (Research Physicist & Co-inventor of Photo-thermal Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy) from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Sept. 2017.
  • S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guest Speaker Seminar (Jan. 2017):
    • Marsha Henderson (Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health, US FDA)
    • Kathryn O’Callaghan (Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Assistant Director for Strategic Programs US FDA)
    • Nooshin Kiarashi (Lead Scientific Director of Mammography, Ultrasound, and Imaging Software Branch of CDRH, US FDA)
  • Eye movements and sensorimotor integration research.   Dr. Wilsaan Joiner, Ph.D.   (Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University), Nov. 2016.
  • Medical Imaging Research at the FDA (Nov. 2016):
    • Daniel X. Hammer, Ph.D., (Division of Biomedical Physics Deputy Director)
    • Nicholas A. Petrick, Ph.D., (Division of Imaging Diagnosis and Software Reliability Director).
  • Acoustic Radiation Force Techniques for Clinical Health Assessment: A “Push” in the Advancement of Medical Ultrasound Diagnostic.  Dr. Max Denis, Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic/Army Research Laboratory), Oct. 2016.
  • An Overview of the Division of Biomedical Physics at the US FDA. Dr. Victor Krauthamer, Ph.D. (Division of Biomedical Physics), Sept. 2016.
  • S. FDA, Division of Biomedical Physics Director and colleagues visited the UDC CBRE Lab on June 2016.
  • Cerebellar Processing of Vestibular Signals: evidence from aging & agenesis, Dr. Richard F. Lewis, M.D. (Associate Professor Harvard Medical School, Director of the Jenks Vestibular Laboratory), April 2016.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), 4 Program Directors’ meeting with UDC SEAS faculty and visited UDC CBRE Lab, Feb. 2016.
  • Developing and Manufacturing Innovative Therapies for those suffering from Neurological, Autoimmune and Hematologic Disorders, Danielle T. Reynolds (Biogenidec Corporation, ‎Manufacturing Manager), Nov. 2015.
  • Researching a Pediatric Heart Pump, Dr. Arielle Drummond, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (U.S. FDA, Division of Cardiovascular Devices), Oct. 2015
  • An Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy for Biological Applications, Dr. Song (UDC, Chemistry), Sept. 2015.
  • Neurocom Systems used for Assessing Human Balance, Patrick Olivo (Natus Medical Incorporated), Sept. 2015.

 

Alumni Guest Lectures          

  • From UDC Engineering to a NASA Goddard Career (Oct. 19, 2016):
    • Thomas Emmett (NASA Goddard Mechanism Engineer and UDC SEAS Alumni)
    • Joanne Hill, Ph.D. (X-ray Lab Associate Branch Chief, Sciences and Exploration Directorate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • From UDC Engineering to Director of the Office of Defects Investigation at the Department of Transportation, Frank Borris (Director of the Office of Defects Investigation, NHTSA, Department of Transportation, UDC SEAS Mechanical Engineering Alumni), Feb. 11, 2016.
  • From UDC Engineering to a Northrop Grumman Career, Phillip Lovell (Northrop Grumman Corporation, Fellow Mechanical Engineer, Hardware Engineering Mechanical Technology, UDC SEAS Alumni), Nov. 10, 2015.
  • From UDC Engineering to a NASA Goddard Career (Sept. 29, 2015):
    • Thomas Emmett (NASA Goddard Mechanism Engineer and UDC SEAS Alumni)
    • Evelina Félicité-Maurice (NASA Educator Professional Development and STEM Engagement Education Specialist

 

Black History Distinguished Lectures I/II

  • Distinguished Lecture II: Professor James West (Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University). Feb. 22, 2016.
  • Distinguished Lecture I: Mozelle Thompson (CEO Thompson Strategic Consulting), Feb.10, 2016.

 

Women’s History Month Events

  • Arielle Drummond, Ph.D. (Lead Reviewer, US FDA Division of Cardiovascular Devices), March 21, 2017.
  • Laleh Nazafizadeh, Ph.D. (Director of the Integrated Systems & NeuroImaging Laboratory at Rutgers University), March 28, 2017.
  • Lead Coordinator for UDC SEAS International Women’s Day Distinguished Speaker:  Dr. Mercedes Rubio (National Institutes of Health, NIGMS), March 8, 2016.
  • Co-Coordinator for two “Accomplished Women in STEM and Health (A WISH)” Panels for UDC Flagship (March 24, 2016) and UDC Community College, March 22, 2016.