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Biomedical engineering is the application of techniques drawn from engineering to the analysis and solution of problems in biology and medicine. It differs from other branches of engineering in that there is no particular subject matter or set of techniques which belong exclusively to biomedical engineering. Rather, biomedical engineering applies the techniques of all the classical engineering disciplines to problems encountered in living systems. Biomedical engineers require a broad science, mathematics and biology/physiology background and must be well versed in the use of quantitative techniques for modeling and problem solving. Biomedical engineering education aims to train engineers who can analyze a problem from both an engineering and biological and medical perspective; they should be able to anticipate the special difficulties in working with living systems and evaluate a wider range of possible approaches to solutions. Biomedical engineers conduct research in engineering, biology, or medicine or may pursue medical practice. Additionally, biomedical engineers work in an industry that produces rapid, and sometimes dramatic, technological discoveries contributing directly to improved public health. A wide variety of research laboratories exist in neurophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, molecular and cellular physiology, tissue engineering, biomaterials, instrumentation, imaging, and computer modeling. Students have the opportunity to work with faculties who have a strong research orientation. The Gourman Report and U.S. News & World Report have rated the Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program the best in the country for the last few years and "America's Best".  Programs Directors: Professors Artin Shoukas ( and Aleksander Popel ( For information contact Cathy Jancuk (

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