News: Faculty Highlight

Rachel Karchin promoted to full professor of Biomedical Engineering

21/12/2018

The Institute for Computational Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Rachel Karchin, William R. Brody Faculty Scholar, has been promoted by the Johns Hopkins University to full professor of Biomedical Engineering effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Karchin holds appointments with the Institute for Computational Medicine, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Department of […]

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Donald Geman featured in PNAS QnAs and JHU Engineering

27/11/2018

Throughout his career, Donald Geman, ICM core faculty member and professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, has developed statistical methods for a variety of research applications. Geman’s most recent research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences focuses on engineering an algorithm that may assist in differentiating between certain […]

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STEM-HEAR: First cohort of students with hearing loss conducts summer research at Johns Hopkins

20/11/2018

Tilak Ratnanather, associate research professor of biomedical engineering and ICM core faculty member, has partnered with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Summer Internship Program to provide students with hearing loss opportunities to gain advanced, hands-on experience in STEM disciplines. This year, he launched the STEM-HEAR initiative (STEM for students with Hearing loss to Engage in Auditory […]

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Engineers and cardiologists collaborate to create new treatments for heart disease

15/11/2018

In a new $5.5 million center that spans engineering and cardiology specialties at Johns Hopkins, experts aim to improve the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders that affect millions of people by leveraging innovations in cardiac imaging, computer simulations and data science. The new center, called the Alliance for Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Innovation (ADVANCE), […]

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Identical driver gene mutations found in metastatic cancers

25/09/2018

Driver genes in different metastases from the same patient are remarkably similar, providing optimism for the success of future targeted therapies, according to a published study by Science. The report, “Minimal Functional Driver Gene Heterogeneity Among Untreated Metastases,” looked at data from samples that have spread from the site of origin to another part of the body in […]

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Continuing to change the face of STEM: Sridevi Sarma receives second consecutive mentoring grant from L’Oreal

04/09/2018

Sridevi Sarma, associate professor of biomedical engineering, associate director of the Institute for Computational Medicine, and 2008 L’Oréal USA For Women In Science (FWIS) Fellow has been awarded a 2018 “Changing the Face of STEM” (CTFS) grant from L’Oreal to support her mentoring efforts. Sarma is using her second CTFS grant to continue hosting a […]

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A new computational strategy paves the way for more personalized cancer treatment

15/05/2018

Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient. The digital approach from scientists at the Johns Hopkins University—a computational strategy transforms highly complex information into a simplified format that emphasizes patient-to-patient variation in the […]

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Suchi Saria selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

11/05/2018

Suchi Saria, ICM core faculty member and John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been selected as a Young Global Leader. Each year, the World Economic Forum bestows this honor on the world’s most distinguished leaders who are under the age of 40. Those selected are invited to become an active member […]

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