BME Orientation 2006 by bigmekahlo


									BME Orientation 2006
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University
Sevan Abashian Matthew Berginski
Michael Brady C. Brandon Frederick
Wei Gao Brian Gonzales Jameson
Holden Elizabeth Laureano Erica Lee
Jaekwang Lee Brian Lowther Oswaldo
Lozoya Skylar Marvel Ryan McCulloch
Tyler McLawhorn Robert Snyder
Matthew Zachek Zheng Zhang
BMEJ Orientation


  1.   Opening Remarks (Steve Knisley)
  2.   A Typical Class Schedule (David Lalush)
  3.   Ethical Issues (Troy Nagle)
  4.   BME Research Office (Jack O’Daly)
  5.   Student Services (Nancy McKinney)
  6.   Computing Resources (James Jordan)
  7.   Student Perspective (Adrian O’Neill,
       Elyse Baum)
Opening Remarks
•   Joint Department
•   Department Locations

                           Dr. Stephen B. Knisley
                           Director of Graduate Studies/Programs
Joint Graduate Program

        UNC-CH                         NC State
         SOM                            COE

           of Graduate Studies/Programs
                 (Stephen Knisley)
            Joint BME Graduate Faculty

           Graduate Curriculum (David Lalush)

           Recruitment & Admissions (Eddie Grant)

           Research (Charlie Finley)

           Information Technology (Rich Goldberg)
• BME Graduate Program founded 1968
  in the School of Medicine at UNC

• BME Graduate Minor founded 1992 in
  the College of Engineering at NCSU

• Joint BME Graduate Program
  founded 2003
Why a Joint Program?
• UNC gains closer ties with College of

• NCSU gains closer ties with School
  of Medicine

• Combined facilities and expertise
  enhance opportunities for students

• Serve as focal point for
  interinstitutional research
Distinguishing Factors
• Each student has a “home” university for
  purposes of records and funding

• Students have full privileges at both

• Common curriculum and qualifier exam
Current Status
• 23 core faculty, 13 staff, 113 graduate

• 287 applications for Fall 2006

• 14% offered admission

Research & BME Main Office
NCSU – College of Textiles

                  (BME Main Office)
NCSU - Weaver

 Weaver Labs
 (Tissue Mechanics, UG Program)
 NCSU - Burlington

Burlington Labs
Research Office & Student Services
•Course Numbers
•Typical Class Schedule
•Terminal Masters Degree
•Ph.D. Degree
•Core Topics
•Other Academic

                           Dr. David Lalush
                           Curriculum Committee Chair
About Those Course Numbers
                                   NC State                      UNC
                                    (BME)                      (BMME)

Undergraduate                  399 and below               399 and below
(no graduate credit)                                       [99 and below]
Advanced                           400-499                     400-699
undergraduate              very limited graduate credit       [100-199]
Masters level                      500-599                     400-699
Masters level special              600-699                     900-999
courses*                                                      [300-399]
Doctoral level                     700-799                     700-899
Doctoral level special             800-899                     900-999
courses*                                                      [300-399]

 * Research credits, pass/fail, thesis/dissertation, seminar courses
• Every graduate student has an academic advisor
  who is a core faculty member.
   – Responsible for monitoring the student’s progress

• If research supervisor is core BME: that is your

• If not, a core BME faculty must be chosen to be
  academic advisor.

• You have the option to change advisors at any
The Program Summaries
(The Checklists)
• The summary of (almost) everything is
  available on the website
  – Go to
  – Click on either
    • M.S. program summary
    • Ph.D. program summary
Required Courses
• BMME 400 (Intro to BME)

• Research experience (1 credit of
  supervised research taken in first
  three semesters)

• Thesis or dissertation hours
Core Topics
• Everyone must take core topics courses
  – Life Science Core Topics (8 credits, 2-3
  – Engineering Core Topics (9 credits, 3 courses)

• MS students must pass these courses.

• PhD students must complete the core
  topics requirement with no grades below
  P/B and three grades of H/A in the five
  principal courses.
  – Two years are given to complete this.
Core Topics
• Life Sciences Core (8 hours)
  – Either systems physiology (BMME 589 &
    BMME 790, PHY 503 & 504)
  – Or cell and molecular biology (BMME
    570 & 770)
  – Or a combination of the above
  – Or other approved life science courses
Core Topics
• Engineering Core (9 hours)
  – Take one course in each of three topic
    areas from the list
  – Courses transferred in may apply
  – A more advanced course can apply if it
    uses a course on the list as a
  – Courses not on the list may apply,
    subject to DGS/DGP approval
Engineering Core Topics
     Blue indicates UNC courses; Red indicates NCSU courses

                              BMME 510 [112]: Biomaterials
Biomaterials                  TE 566: Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering
                              BMME 405 [102]: Biomechanics
Biomechanics                  BME 542: Biomechanics
                              BMME 600 [153]: Mathematical Modeling
Biomodeling                   BMA 567: Modeling of Biological Systems
                              BME 525: Bioelectricity
Biosystems                    BMME 450 [132]: Linear Control Systems
                              BMME 465 [111]: Biomedical Instrumentation
Instrumentation               BMME 530 [154]: Microelectrode Techniques
                              BME 522: Medical Instrumentation
                              BMME 430 [121]: Digital Signal Processing
Signal Processing             BME 512: Biomedical Signal Processing
                              BMME 550 [141]: Ultrasound, MRI, Optical
Biomedical Imaging            BMME 560 [142]: X-ray, CT, Nuclear
                              ST 590A: Bioinformatics I
Bioinformatics                3 credits from GNET 711-717 [210-216]
                              BMME 480 [120]: Real-time Computer
Computer Applications         Applications
                              Exceptional Approvals only
Other Specialty
Math and Statistics
• Mathematics
  – MATH 528 [128] , 529 [129] or MAT 501,502 or
    other graduate-level math
  – Six hours required but advisors can exempt
• Statistics
  –   Preferred: BIOS 550 [150] or ST 515
  –   BIOS 600 [110] or ST 511
  –   Or other graduate-level statistics
  –   Three hours required, but advisors can exempt

   * Exemptions only relieve the required course, not the credit hours
Approved Electives
• Other courses to fill out the total credit
  hours requirement
  – UNC: Any course 400+
  – NCSU: Any course 500+ (or up to ten hours
    non-BME 400-level may apply for M.S. degree)

• Ph.D.-level courses (graded courses 700-
  800 [200] or 700 level)
  – M.S.: One three-credit course or equivalent
  – Ph.D. Four three-credit courses or equivalent
  – These may be used for other requirements as
    well (except life science core)
Ethics Requirement
• More specific this year
• Take one of two courses:
  – “Responsible Conduct of Research”
    non-credit summer course at UNC
  – PHI 816 Intro to Research Ethics
“Typical” Schedule – Year 1
Fall Semester
   – BMME 400 [100]: Introduction to BME (1)
   – Life Science*
       • BMME 570 [151] Genes to Tissues (4)
       • BMME 589 [181] Systems Physiology (5)
       • PHY 503 General Physiology I (3)
   – Statistics
       • BIOS 550 [150] Probability and Statistical Inference (3)
       • ST 515 Experimental Statistics for Engineers (3)
                                                  Total: 10-12 credits
   – Other courses (3 credits)
       •   BMME 480 [120] Real-time Computer Applications*
       •   BMME 450 [132] Linear Control Theory*
       •   BMME 510 [112] Biomaterials*
       •   ECE 525 Medical instrumentation*
       •   Engineering Mathematics (MATH 528 [128] or MA 501)*

                                                          UNC Courses
                                                         NCSU Courses
 * Core Topic Courses
“Typical” Schedule – Year 1
Spring Semester
   – Research experience (1)
   – Life Science*
       • BMME 790 [251] Methods in Functional Genomics (4)
       • BMME 770 [281] Systems Physiology II (3)
       • PHY 504 General Physiology II (3)
                                                Total: 10-11 credits
   – Other courses (6 credits)
       •   BMME 465 [111] Biomedical Instrumentation I*
       •   BMME 430 [121] Digital Signal Processing*
       •   BMME 405 [102] Biomechanics*
       •   BMME 530 [154] Microelectrodes*
       •   BME 512 Biomedical Signal Processing*
       •   Engineering Mathematics (MATH 529 [129] or MA 502)*
       •   Other approved courses

                                                      UNC Courses
 * Core Topic Courses                                 NCSU Courses
Terminal Masters Degree
                           31 credit hours

First semester (10-12)           Second Semester (10-11)
  –   Intro to BME (1)                – Research (1)
  –   Life Science (3-5)              – Life Science (3-4)
  –   Statistics (3)                  – Other BME (6)
  –   Other BME (3)

Third Semester (9)               Fourth Semester (3)
  – Ph.D.-level course (3)            – Thesis (3)
  – Other courses (6)
Ph.D. Degree
                            52 credit hours

First semester (10-12)              Second Semester (10-11)
   –   Intro to BME (1)                  – Research (1)
                                         – Life Science (3-4)
   –   Life Science (3-5)
                                         – Other BME (6)
   –   Statistics (3)
   –   Other BME (3)

Third Semester (9)                  Fourth Semester (9)
   – Ph.D.-level courses (6)             – PhD-level courses (6)
                                         – Other courses (3)
   – Other courses (3)

Fifth Semester (3-6)                Sixth Semester and beyond (3)
   – Ph.D.-level courses (3-6)           – Dissertation (3)
MS Flowchart

                                     Plan of work        No
                                     complete by                  Insufficient progress
                                   end of first year?


                                        Core topics      No

                 May be simultaneous            Yes

                         Passed        Comprehensive
 Thesis presented                                        Failed
                                       exam complete              Academic work terminated
  and approved?
                                       (two attempts)?

The BME Graduate Program
•   Program requirements
•   Typical schedules
•   The MS degree
•   The PhD degree
•   Special cases
PhD Flowchart

                                      Plan of work         No
                                      complete by                        Insufficient progress
                                    end of first year?


                                        Core topics         No
                                                                          Insufficient progress
                                   requirements by end
                                                                          Option to MS program
                                     of second year?


                          Passed       Written prelim    Not attempted
                                   attempted by end of                   Insufficient progress
                                        third year?                      Option to MS program

Go to research proposal
PhD Flowchart
Passed written prelim

                          Second attempt        Failed
                           written prelim                 Academic work terminated
                           by mid year 4


                         Research proposal      No


                        Oral prelim complete?    Failed
                            Two attempts                  Academic work terminated


                           PhD Candidacy
•   Codes of Conduct
•   Ethical Issues

                       Dr. H. Troy Nagle
                       Department Chair

Professional Codes of Ethics
Student Codes of Conduct

When you encounter a question of ethics, always take action:
   Review the Ethics websites
   Discuss with your fellow students
   Approach the instructors in your classes
   Make an appointment with the DGS/P
   Ask the Department Chair
   Inquire with Carol Lucas (BME Ombudsperson)
Research Office
•   Infrastructure
•   Training and
•   Research Facilities

                          Jack O’Daly
                          Administrative Director of Research
Research Office Functional Diagram
     Intellectual Property                   BME Research Office              Research Committee (Finley)

      Grant Submissions                       Grant Management                        Core Facilities

 Proposal Writing Assistance            Pre-award Planning                    Safety Monitoring

 Electronic Submission                  Post award Setup                      BMMSL (Ufer)
 (NIH, NSF, PINS, etc.)

 Opportunity Search for Research        Financial Management                  Cell Mechanics (Bernacki)
 Interest Groups* (gov., co.’s, etc.)

 Multidisciplinary Team Building        Financial Report Generation           Tissue Mechanics (BAE, Seaboch)
 for Research Interest Groups*                                                Tissue Engineering (Centennial, TECS)

 Internal Review Process                Scientific Report Scheduling and      Rapid Prototyping (Dennis)
 (Financial & Scientific)               Generation (agencies, SPARCS, etc.)

 Repository of CV’s, Resources,         Quarterly Project Reviews             Microscopy (TATM, Pourdeyhimi)
 Facility Descriptions, Training        (PI, O’Daly, Finley, Nagle)
 Tables, IRB & IACUC Approvals
 (numbers & letters), etc.

 Contacts Database                      IRB & IACUC Monitoring                CRIM (ECE, Grant)
 (Internal & External)
Research Office
•   HIPPA: Patient Privacy

•   Health and Safety: Personal Safety

•   IACUC: Animal Research Training

•   DLAM: Research Animal Care

•   IRB: Human Subject Protection
Research Office
•   UNC Facilities
    –   Shared Instrumentation Lab
    –   Knisley Laser Lab
    –   Tommerdahl In Vitro Lab
    –   Dennis Rapid Prototyping Lab
    –   DLAM Facility
•   NCSU Facilities
    – Tissue Mechanics Lab
    – Tissue Engineering Lab
    – Microfabrication Facility
Student Services
•Home University       Department Main Offices
•ID cards              152 MacNider – UNC
•Tuition Remission     2147 Burlington – NCSU

Who to seek for help   149B MacNider, 2147
•Parking               Burlington, 1217 COT
•Health Insurance      Nancy\~ndmckinn\calendar.htm
Workshop - Funding

 Identifying Funding Sources Workshop
         Wednesday, October 11
              4:00 - 5:00 pm

             150 MacNider
        1217 College of Textiles

 Presented by UNC GrantSource Library
 Sponsored by Joint Department of BME
Workshop – NC Residency

      The UNC Graduate School
 North Carolina Residency for Tuition
         Purposes Workshop

           August 25, 2006
         2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  Location: Manning Hall, Room 307
Welcome Back Picnic

    Don’t forget to join us!!!!!

       Lake Crabtree County Park
            Sunday, August 27
                  4:00 pm
    Activities – horseshoes, softball,
     volleyball, badminton, hiking &
        biking trails, boat rentals
Computer Resources
•Personal laptops
  –IP addresses
•Network file space
•Software packages
•IT Purchases
•Videoconferencing    James Jordan
                      Systems Administrator
Student Perspective

              Adrian O’Neill
              BME Co-President

              Elyse Baum
              BMESGA Social Chair
Student Social

Where: Lucy’s Chapel Hill
114 Henderson St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 933-2260

When: 6:00 pm (after the procedural orientation)

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