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Past Seminars

Seminar on "Cerebrovascular Reactivity MRI: Hemodynamic Imaging with Gas Challenges",
presented by Hanzhang Lu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
The abstract of the presentation can be found here.



Join the PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering
with a dual title in biomedical imaging

Available starting Fall 2017
More info can be found HERE.

Past Events

75 years of excellence in injury research:
Biomechanics, prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Biomedical Engineering 75th Anniversary Symposium

August 14-16, 2014
Detroit Marriott
at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive 
Detroit, Michigan

Wayne State University is known worldwide for its groundbreaking work and education in bioengineering and injury biomechanics. For 75 years, the efforts of pioneers such as Professor H.R. Lissner, Dr. E.S. Gurdjian and many more have changed the face of injury research, from biomechanics and prevention to diagnosis and treatment.

The Wayne State research community has participated in a myriad of studies on human tolerance to the head, spine, chest and legs; developed a reliable method for measuring angular acceleration and a six-axis transducer to measure loads in the femur; and provided crucial data for side impact protection of car occupants.

More recently, mechanisms of whiplash injury, concussion, aortic rupture and primary blast-induced brain injury have been characterized. Detailed finite element models of the human body from head to foot have been developed by WSU, including a state-of-the-art human brain model.

Perhaps most prominent among WSU's accomplishments is pioneering research in the development of life-saving, injury-preventing devices in automobiles, such as the high penetration windshield and the collapsible steering column.

To celebrate 75 years of excellence and to move injury research forward over the next 75 years, we invite you to join us August 14-16, 2014 for an international symposium on injury research in downtown Detroit, the Motor City.

The symposium will feature nationally and internationally renowned speakers addressing topics such as:

  • Recent Developments in Active and Passive Safety and Collision Avoidance
  • Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Biomechanics and Prevention of Blast Trauma in the Military
  • Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering
  • Sports Injuries/Concussion
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Injury Prevention Technology (Including military vehicles)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Injury Biomechanics