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October 31, 2014

Faculty Position in Neural Engineering 

The BME department has a faculty position open in Neural Engineering.  Candidates will be considered at all levels.  For an overview of current BME faculty in Neural Engineering see this site.  


2014-2015 BME Departmental Executive Committee


  • Christina Moawad
  • Jaweria Afreen
  • Estefany Cando
  • Zeyad Salch
  • Mohamed Aboseria
  • Jurinus Lesporis

June 1

Faculty positions available in Translational Neuroscience

Three open-rank faculty positions in Translational Neuroscience are available at The City College of York. 

One of the 3 positions is likely to be in the Biomedical Engineering Department: 

  1. Clinical neuroscience researcher with a focus on neurological and/or psychiatric diseases (e.g., neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders, stroke, traumatic brain/spinal cord injuries) and expertise in brain stimulation and/or imaging techniques (e.g., TMS, tDCS, DBS, functional and structural MRI, PET).
  2. Basic neuroscience researcher specializing in advanced techniques in brain stimulation and/or imaging (e.g., ultrasound stimulation, optogenetic stimulation, magnetic resonance, and in general, techniques still in early phases of clinical testing or pre-clinical development) for application in clinical settings.
  3. Computational neuroscience researcher with interests in normal brain function (e.g., sensory systems, sleep, consciousness, neuroeconomics) and/or neurological/psychiatric dysfunction (e.g., schizophrenia, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders). Significant experience in modeling and computational techniques is required.

For a full description please refer to the Job Vacancy Notice.

May 13

BME Day 2013 and Wallace H. Coulter Centennial

What a difference 10 years can make: A time of celebration and reflection. 

Members of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering recently celebrated their 10th year anniversary during the annual BME Day observance, May 2, 2013 thru May 3, 2013. This two-day celebration highlighted the department’s history, research initiatives, undergraduate and graduate program development, and strategic plan for the future. On May 2, 2013, the celebration began with a commemorative dinner in honor of the work and generosity of a Biomedical Engineering pioneer, the late Wallace H. Coulter, engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Honored guests included: Wayne Barlin, Vice President and General Council, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; lifelong friend and colleague, Elkin Simson, Professor of Pathology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; and several members of the BME Advisory Board.

On May 3, 2013, John Tarbell, Distinguished Professor and Chair,CCNY Department of Biomedical Engineering officially welcomed everyone and explained the purpose of the day. Also in attendance were Joe Barba, Dean, Grove School of Engineering and Maurizio Trevisan, Provost of City College and Dean, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education who offered offered words of welcome and congratulations. At the conclusion of the opening session, Drs. Tarbell, Weinbaum, Barba, Simson and Mr. Barlin presented a plaque in honor of Wallace Coulter, which will be displayed in the BME department. There was also a ceremonial cake. BME students presented their research during a special poster session. 

View pictures of the 2 day ceremony

April 10

Why Start a Career at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)?

Employer Opportunity Notification

for CUNY Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dear John Tarbell, The Department of Veterans Affairs is inviting your Department of Biomedical Engineering students and members to explore and consider a career or internship with them in one of their 1,400 US locations. Thanks in advance for sending out the information below so students can apply.

Take care,

Dave Meeks, AfterCollege University Relations, on behalf of VA


Health Care and Non-Health Care Opportunities Available Nationwide

At Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), employees and interns from all nationalities and backgrounds work together to deliver high-quality care to our Nation’s Veterans—in an environment where everyone is valued and respected.

While VA is renowned for medical careers, we also offer a number of non-medical career opportunities, from IT and administrative to finance and HR. Our internships help you build a solid foundation for your future. And our careers allow you to serve America’s heroes while making the most of life—both professionally and personally. No matter which VA career path you choose, you’ll work within an interdisciplinary team structure and be challenged to perform at your best, each and every day.

And with over 1,400 U.S. locations, VA gives you the chance to practice virtually anywhere in the Nation—with only one active state license. We also offer:

  • Nationwide job transfer opportunities
  • Competitive salaries and pay differential
  • Generous vacation, personal and sick leave, as well as 10 Federal holidays
  • Stable health and retirement benefits

Come discover the challenges, opportunities and rewards that come with joining the VA family.

Apply Today,

February 22

BME Professor Receives $1.5MM to Study Breast Cancer Therapies

NIH "Director's New Innovator Award" to Dr. Debra Auguste supports investigation of personalized drug delivery vehicles.

September 28 - 2012

BME Fall 2012 Seminar Series

Fall 2012 Seminar Schedule

August 22 - 2012

Grants for Biomedical Engineering -Study or Research Abroad

All Whitaker Awards

  • Degree / Enrollment: No more than 3 years from most recent degree, or currently enrolled
  • Citizenship: Have U.S. citizenship, OR are a permanent legal resident of the U.S.
  • Language: Have language ability to carry out the proposed project in the host country at the time of departure.
  • Field / Specialty: In biomedical engineering/bioengineering or a closelty related field

NOTE: If you are at an institution that does not offer a formalized BME program, an applicant should have a demonstrated commitment to the field of BME. Significant coursework, research, laboratory/work experience are some of the ways to demonstrate such commitment.

  • Fellowship-Pre-Doctoral
  • Graduating senior
  • Recent recipient of a BS
  • In an MS program, or recently completed one
  • In a PhD program
  • Currently employed, with most recent degree no higher than an MS
  • Scholarship
  • Post-Doctoral
  • Will finish PhD before taking a Whitaker grant
  • Completed PhD

Award Benefits Include:

  • Round trip international airfare
  • A monthly living stipend
  • Health & Accident insurance
  • Travel Enhancement Fund
  • Enrichment Seminar in Europe
  • Fellows Only: Tuition (and bench fees) reimbursement, capped at US$35,000 (regardless of country of exchange or exchange rate).
  • Individual reimbursement amounts are determined by the Whitaker Program at the time of grant award, typically no greater than US$25,000

If you have comments or questions about the grant, the application, becoming a campus contact, or anything else, you can contact us by phone or email:
Phone: +1 212.984.5442

The Whitaker International Fellows and Science Program is administered by the U.S. Student Programs division at the Institute of International Education by:

Sabeen Altaf
Program Manager
Science & Technology Programs
+1 212.984.5442

July 10 - 2012

"Reading the brain" in the news

The study on measuring engagement with EEG during movies generated quite a buzz.

Parra Lab In the News

Fall 2015 Advising  (March 25 - May 5)  

Student Advisement Packet


SKT Lecture, Wednesday, April 15, 2015  3:00pm - 4:00pm


BME Town Hall Meeting, April 16, 2015 (open to all BME students)


BME DAY, Friday, May 1, 2015  (all day event)


BME Luncheon, Thursday, May 14, 2015   12:30pm - 2:00pm 



2014 Benjamin W. Zweifach Memorial Lecture

Regenerative Engineering: The Theory and Practice of a Next Generation Field By Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.