2014 BMES Annual Meeting

UF BME showed up big during the 2014 BMES Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas!

Several faculty were involved as track, platform session and poster chairs, as well as serving as abstract reviewers (details below). In addition, our Department Chair serves on the BMES Board of Directors. UF BME had 11 oral presentations and 19 poster presentations between the faculty, post-docs and students. See the full listing here: ***LINK TO ATTACHED PDF***.
Once again, UF BME hosted one of the larger booths in the exhibit hall and had lots of visitors. Even Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic stopped by to play the gator ring toss game to win a coffee thermos! **ADD PHOTO LISTED BELOW*** There was a great turnout of undergraduate students looking for information on grad school programs and our student ambassadors did a great job answering questions and providing a student’s perspective. Thank you to everyone who came by and helped out at the booth!
The UF BME department also hosted a reception off site at one of San Antonio’s historic restaurants, Casa Rio. The restaurant sits right on the river walk and provided a beautiful setting for a night of networking and fun (complete with sombreros!).
Be sure to check out all of the photos on our Flickr page here: BMES 2014.

Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Several faculty were involved as track, platform session and poster chairs, as well as serving as abstract reviewers (details below). In addition, our Department Chair serves on the BMES Board of Directors. UF BME had 11 oral presentations and 19 poster presentations between the faculty, post-docs and students. See the full listing here. 

Once again, UF BME hosted one of the larger booths in the exhibit hall and had lots of visitors. Even Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic stopped by to play the gator ring toss game to win a coffee thermos! There was a great turnout of undergraduate students looking for information on grad school programs and our student ambassadors did a great job answering questions and providing a student’s perspective. Thank you to everyone who came by and helped out at the booth!

The UF BME department also hosted a reception off site at one of San Antonio’s historic restaurants, Casa Rio. The restaurant sits right on the river walk and provided a beautiful setting for a night of networking and fun (complete with sombreros!).

Be sure to check out all of the photos on our Flickr page here: BMES 2014.

BMES 2014
BMES 2014
Casa Rio Restaurant
Casa Rio
Faculty roles in BMES 2014:

Kyle Allen
  • Platform Session Chair – Biomechanics in Degeneration and Regeneration
  • Poster Session Chair – Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Abstract Reviewer – Biomechanics
  • Abstract Reviewer – Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Abstract Reviewer – Nano and Micro Technologies
  • Abstract Reviewer – Tissue Engineering
Ayse Gunduz
  • Platform Session Chair – Neuro-Rehabilitation Biomechanics
Greg Hudalla
  • Poster Session Chair: Personalized Medicine, Imaging, and Immunoengineering Strategies in Cancer
  • Abstract Reviewer – Biomaterials
  • Abstract Reviewer – Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
  • Abstract Reviewer – Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Pete McFetridge
  • Platform Session Chair – Blood Vessel Tissue Engineering
  • Abstract Reviewer – Tissue Engineering
Kevin Otto
  • Track Chair – Neural Engineering
  • Abstract Reviewer – Neural Engineering
Carlos Rinaldi
  • Track Chair – Cancer Technologies
  • Platform Session Chair – Nanoparticles and Theranostics
  • Platform Session Chair – Nanotechnologies for Cancer I
  • Abstract Reviewer – Cancer Technologies
Blanka Sharma
  • Platform Session Chair – Nucleic Acid Delivery
  • Platform Session Chair – Biomaterials for Controlling Cell Environment I
Christine Schmidt
  • BMES Board of Directors 2011-2014
  • BMES National Meetings Committee Chair
  • Track Chair – Neural Engineering
  • Special Session Panelist – Overcoming Challenges and Obstacles for Clinical Translation: From Bench to Bedside – “Regenerating Nerve Tissue and Managing Scar Tissue in Wound Healing”

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