On June 15, Ravi Bellamkonda, president of The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, gave a briefing to congressional members in Washington D.C. He was joined by Robert Kirsch of Case Western Reserve University and Milan Yager from AIMBE.
Some highlights from his presentation included:
- The United States is a world leader in biomedical engineering (BME)
- Traditional engineering is 20% female, while half of BME students are women
- BME is impacting healthcare in meaningful ways
- The Georgia Tech/Emory partnership is ranked #2 nationally for BME graduate programs
- Bellamkonda’s lab is using nanotechnology to make chemotherapy more effective
You can view his congressional presentation below.
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology