About Brown’s Center for Biomedical Engineering
This center is the only joint academic program of the School of Engineering and the Division of Biology and Medicine. Our research improves human health through cross-disciplinary studies and educational activities that integrate the engineering, physical sciences, life sciences, and clinical practice. CBME also oversees and administers degree programs in Biomedical Engineering for undergraduates, masters students, and PhD students.
Our faculty are drawn from across the campus academic departments as well as the School of Engineering and the clinical departments of the Division of Biology and Medicine. Their dual status as CBME faculty and members of academic departments makes them well poised to bring the very latest in their disciplines to bear on the complex and multi-disciplinary problems of biomedical engineering. Many of our researchers bridge the gap between clinical and basic research through interaction with Brown's affiliated hospitals including Rhode Island Hospital, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Miriam Hospital.
The research, teaching, and service activities of the CBME community are diverse. However, much of our fundamental capability can be captured in four topics of nationally recognized excellence: Mechanobiology, Regenerative Engineering, Neuroengineering, and Biomaterials and Sensing.
Please see the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering for a more extensive description of the field of Biomedical Engineering.