Congress Briefed on Biomedical Technology Research

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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.


Walter Rich
Communications Manager
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology



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