Clark Hung and Helen Lu receive grant to plan international symposium

BME professors Clark Hung and Helen Lu received a grant to plan a Biomedical Engineering Research and Education Symposium, to be held at the Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC) in Santiago, Chile. This symposium will provide a venue for our faculty to show their cutting edge research as well as to share teaching and curricular innovations with PUC colleagues (faculty and students).

The grant is awarded through the Columbia President’s Global Innovation Fund, and is one of 12 projects receiving awards in this round. Launched in March 2013 by President Lee C. Bollinger, this fund is designed to provide support for faculty who would like to use the resources or facilities of one or more of the University’s eight Global Centers for teaching or research activities. The Columbia Global Centers are a global network of regional hubs intended to enhance the quality of research and learning at the University.

PUC is the top ranked university in Chile and regarded as one of the top three education institutions in Latin America. Earlier this year, it created the Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering,  the first interdisciplinary and multi-school academic unit at PUC, integrating faculty from the Schools of Engineering, Medicine and Biological Sciences.


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