University of Southern California Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC


 


 

20th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

where Biomedical Engineering graduate students of the University of Southern California
showcase their research

Friday, April 1st, 2016 at:

USC Town and Gown
620 W. McCarthy Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

(310) 266-6186



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The Graduate Research Symposium is open to USC BME Faculty, USC BME Ph.D. Students, and specially invited guests.  Please contact us to inquire about attending or sponsoring.



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Schedule of Events
 

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:00 AM

 

 

WELCOME

8:50 AM

 

 

PODIUM SESSION 1

9:00 AM

Emily Lawrence 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Evidence that Lower Levels of Leg Dexterity may be a Previously Unrecognized Risk Factor for Knee Ligament Injury in Women

Eamon Doyle  9:20AM - 9:40AM
Improved Imaging Techniques for Iron Overload Quantitation

Yu Ryan Chen 9:40AM - 10:00AM
Label-free Imaging of Vascular Development with Phase Variance Optical Coherence Microscopy

 

 

 

 

 

COFFEE & POSTERS

Neuroengineering

Cell and Tissue Engineering

Biosystems and Signals

10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

PODIUM SESSION 2

11:00 AM

Brian Robinson 11:00AM - 11:20AM
Plasticity Identification from Neural Spiking Activity with Generalized Multilinear Modeling

Lawrence Yu 11:20AM - 11:40AM
An Electrochemical Microbubble-Based MEMS Pressure Sensor

Renee Qian and Boris Babic,  MathWorks 11:40AM -12:00 PM

What’s New in MATLAB: Tools and Resources for Biomedical Research

 

 

 

 

NETWORKING LUNCH

12:00 PM

 

 

 

 

PODIUM SESSION 3

1:00 PM

Adam Bush 1:00PM - 1:20 PM
MRI Based Cerebral Oximetry in Sickle Cell Disease

Steven Walston 1:20 PM - 1:40PM
Retinal Bipolar Cells Desensitize to High-Frequency Electrical Stimulation

 

 

 

 

COFFEE & POSTERS

Devices and Diagnostics

Imaging

1:40 PM

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT CHAIR ADDRESS

2:40 PM

Ellis Meng, Ph.D.

 

 

 

KEYNOTE

2:55 PM

Joel W. Hay, Ph.D. USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

Health Economics: An Introduction for Biomedical Engineers

 

 

 

AWARDS & CONCLUSION

20th Annual Grodins Symposium Celebration 3:30PM – 4:00PM

Award Ceremony 4:00PM – 4:30PM

3:30 PM

 

 

 

 
Keynote Speaker

 

Joel W. Hay, Ph. D.
Professor of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
& Professor of Health Policy and Economics,
University of Southern California

Dr. Hay is also a Health Economics Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for Vaccine Research. He is a founding Executive Boardmember of the American Society for Health Economics and of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Economics and Outcomes Research.

Dr. Hay was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Value in Health, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, until 2003.  This journal, started in 1998, became Medline-listed in 2002.  In its first impact factor, Value in Health was ranked #1 in two categories for the year 2004 by the ISI Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) with an impact factorof 3.657. Value in Health led all other journals listed both in the Health Care Sciences and Services category in the JCR Science Edition and in the Health Policy & Services category in the JCR Social Sciences Edition.

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2015-2016 Grodins Organizing Committee

Chair: Jennifer Rohrs
Co-Chair: Xin Miao
Secretary: Wanwara Thuptimdang
Treasurer: Robert Wodnicki
Technology and Media Coordinator: Eric Hu
 


Office:

USC Biomedical Engineering Department
1042 Downey Way
Denney Research Center (DRB) 140
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1111
Telephone: (213) 740-0344
Fax: (213) 740-0343
E-mail: grodins@gmail.com

 
Comittee Advisors

Mischal Diasanta

Academic Advisor, BME Graduate Affairs
E-mail: diasanta@usc.edu

Diana Sabogal

Assistant Director, Education and Outreach
E-mail: dsabogal@usc.edu

Ellis Meng, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: ellis.meng@usc.edu