Edwin and Pam Carstensen Family Endowment
The Edwin and Pam Carstensen Family Endowment was established to honor the legacy of Edwin L. Carstensen and ensure that his vision of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound endures.
Edwin L. Carstensen was a pioneer in the field of biomedical ultrasound and internationally recognized throughout his career for his advances in understanding the interaction of ultrasound fields with biological tissues. He was the founding director of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU), a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to advancing the use of biomedical ultrasound in imaging and therapy.
The fund was enabled by a generous seed gift from the Carstensen family. You can contribute to the Edwin and Pam Carstensen Family Endowment directly through our online Make a Gift Form.
Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound
The Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU) was created at the University of Rochester to unite professionals in engineering, medical, and applied science communities at the University of Rochester, Rochester General Hospital, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Since its founding in 1986, the RCBU has grown to nearly 100 members, with several visiting scientists from locations around the world. The center provides a unique collaborative environment where researchers can join together to investigate the use of high frequency sound waves in medical diagnoses and therapy.
RCBU laboratories provide a rich environment for graduate training in biomedical ultrasound where students have access to state of-the-art research facilities in order to engage in leading-edge research in ultrasound.