The graduate program within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis was ranked No. 12 in the nation, up from No. 14, by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News ranks programs based on reputation among peer institutions, quality of the program’s students and faculty research activity.

“We’re honored by this recognition of our graduate research and educational programs,” said Lori Setton, the Lucy & Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and department chair. “We have a large and strong graduate student body that partners across the university and region to advance engineering research and scholarship, while building a community that values collaboration, entrepreneurship and diversity.”

Since its founding in 1997, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has combined innovative research with a first-class engineering education to prepare students to succeed in current and future paths in biomedical engineering.

The department is comprised of 21 full-time faculty and supported by nearly 100 affiliated faculty. The full-time faculty includes eight American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellows, three Biomedical Engineering Society fellows, two American Heart Association Fellows and one member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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