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Thomas Heldt named IEEE EMBS 2019 Distinguished Lecturer

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named IMES core faculty member and W.M. Keck Career Development Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Thomas Heldt, an Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Distinguished Lecturer for 2019. Lecturers serve one-year terms and are selected from around the world to speak…

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Claudia Varela and Markus Horvath win Athanasiou ABME Student Award

At the inaugural Athanasiou ABME Student Award Session held on October 19 during the Biomedical Engineering Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, HST MEMP PhD candidates Claudia Varela and Markus Horvath were recognized for their paper, “Towards alternative approaches for coupling of a soft robotic sleeve to the heart.” All…

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Remembering Dr. Irving M. London, Founding Director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program

It is with sorrow that we announce the death of Irving M. London, M.D., founding director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program.  Dr. London’s life and accomplishments were recently celebrated on the occasion of his approaching 100th birthday by the HST community. We are very grateful that we were able to…

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Arup K. Chakraborty awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Arup K. Chakraborty, the Robert T. Haslam Professor in Chemical Engineering and founding director of MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. …

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