Dr. K. Kirk Shung Selected to Receive the
2016 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award
The director of the center, K. Kirk Shung, was selected to receive the 2016 IEEE Biomedical Engineering
Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of ultrasonic imaging and transducers. This is
an IEEE society wide award which consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.
Dr. Shung will receive the award at the 38th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC)
to be held in Orlando, FL, August 30 - September 4, 2016.
USC BME Professor Qifa Zhou Receives
$2.6 Million NIH Grant
USC BME Research Professor Qifa Zhou, in a collaboration with Dr. Zhongping Chen
at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), has been awarded a $2.6 million R01
grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for research on a hybrid medical imaging
technology combining ultrasonic and optical techniques to access the biomechanical
properties of the human artery.