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Two UF teams were selected as finalists for 2020-2021 BMES Student Design Competition

A team of biomedical engineering students competed for the 2020-2021 BMES Student Design Competition, sponsored by Medtronic. This year’s competition was broken down into four tracks, mechanical/electrical, electrical/computer science, chemical/biological, anything COVID-19 geared. Two UF teams were selected as finalists… Read More

Congratulations to our fall 2021 M.S. and Ph.D. graduates

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering proudly congratulates the following M.S. and Ph.D. graduates who obtained their degrees in Fall 2021. These are: Shreedevi Kumar, Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Tissue-Specific Targeting of Inflammatory Pathways in Osteoarthritis Advisor: Dr.… Read More

BME students earn silver medal at 2021 iGEM competition

Congratulations to the 2021 UFlorida iGEM Team for earning a silver medal for their work on addressing antimicrobial resistance by creating alternative selectable markers to antibiotic resistance genes. The iGEM Competition is an annual, world wide synthetic biology event that… Read More

Rinaldi-Ramos and Stabler receive 2021-2022 HWCOE Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Drs. Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos, Chemical Engineering Department Chair & Dean’s Leadership Professor, and Cherie Stabler, professor and Integra LifeSciences Term Professor, on receiving the 2021-2022 Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Doctoral Mentoring Award. This honor, based on an extensive review of… Read More

BME Ph.D. student receives Best Abstract Award at the Montreal AI Neuroscience (MAIN) conference

Congratulations to BME Ph.D. student Peng Liu (SMILE Lab), who received the Best Abstract Award (undergraduate and graduate level) at the Montreal AI & Neuroscience (MAIN) conference. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, Liu was mentored by Dr. Ruogu Fang and Dr. Mingzhou… Read More

Schmidt receives 2021 TERMIS-AM Commercialization/Innovation Award

Congratulations to Christine Schmidt, Ph.D., professor and department chair, who was awarded the 2021 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – Americas Chapter (TERMIS–AM) Commercialization/Innovation Award. Schmidt was nominated by Cherie Stabler, Ph.D., professor and Integra Lifesciences Term Professor,… Read More

2021 BME Departmental Excellence Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering departmental award winners! Award winners were selected based on submitted nomination materials and faculty CVs/teaching evaluations. Winners were recognized during the department’s annual Holiday Party! Congratulations to the following… Read More

UF study shows artificial intelligence’s potential to predict dementia

UF News Article by: Michelle Koidin Jaffee and Todd Taylor New research published today shows that a form of artificial intelligence combined with MRI scans of the brain has the potential to predict whether people with a specific type of… Read More

UF researchers awarded NIH grant to address treatments in HIV and alcohol-related morbidity and mortality

Congratulations to Drs. Samuel Wu, Robert Cook, Ruogu Fang and UF collaborators on their $2.5 million NIH grant titled “Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium Biomedical Data Repository.” Dr. Samuel Wu (MPI, Associate Chair and Professor, Biostatistics) and Dr. Robert… Read More

10th Annual Pruitt Research Day

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 10th Annual Pruitt Research Day! This successful virtual event included student talks, keynote speaker and poster presentations in celebration of the wonderful research being conducted in the department and the BME community.… Read More