Director's Corner


Transform through engineering the understanding of disease and its prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment


Dr. Bruce Tromberg, Director.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The Corner Post

RADx Initiative: Bioengineering for COVID-19 at Unprecedented Speed and Scale

NIBIB Director Dr. Bruce Tromberg marks the two-year anniversary of RADx® Tech, and takes a brief look back at its formation, impact, and potential for future growth.

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Previous Corner Posts

Bridge2AI: Call to the bioengineering community

NIBIB is proud to be one of the co-sponsors of the exciting new NIH Common Fund initiative Bridge2AI which aims to dramatically advance widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool for biomedical research. As the director of the engineering institute at NIH, I am pleased to say that our community plays a special role in this initiative.

RADx One Year Later – A Sea Change for Diagnostics

A quiet healthcare revolution is taking place, driven by an urgent national need and fueled by cutting-edge technologies. Diagnostics have changed, and more COVID-19 tests are now performed in point of care (POC) and home settings than in central labs. NIBIB is now looking forward with the goal of leveraging this unprecedented transformation.

When to Test website adds new features: Guidance for K-12 and businesses

An innovative online tool funded by NIBIB helps organizations choose a COVID-19 testing strategy that will work best for their specific needs.

Director's Corner Events and Appearances

New NIH HEAL Initiative on Developing Imaging of Biomarkers of Myofascial Tissues

In this video, Dr. Bruce Tromberg, Director, National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and Dr. Helene Langevin, Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health discuss a new funding opportunity from the NIH HEAL® Initiative

Bruce Tromberg selected to NAI 2021 Class of Fellows

The National Academy of Inventors Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

NIBIB Director wins prestigious SPIE optics award

The International Society for Optics and Photonics Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of biomedical optics through the development of  innovative, high-impact technologies.  NIBIB's Bruce Tromberg was named the 2022 winner of this lifetime achievement award.