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Two BME Alumni Honored in 2021 “40 Under 40” Awards

Two J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering alumni have been recognized by the university in this year’s “40 under 40” awards, which honor outstanding young alumni whose achievements positively impact The Gator Nation® as they go greater in… Read More

Six BME students earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and 1 Honorable Mention

Congratulations to BME’s six outstanding students who have been selected for the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which recognizes exceptional students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.… Read More

New AI tool to be tested in NIH-funded study to improve diagnosis of Parkinson’s and related disorders

Article: UF Health By: Michelle Jaffee BME researcher: Dr. Ruogu Fang University of Florida researchers will broadly test a new artificial intelligence tool aimed at distinguishing the precise diagnosis for patients with early Parkinson’s disease or two related but distinct… Read More

BME student selected to receive a 2021 Cato T. Laurencin Travel Fellowship

Congratulations to BME undergraduate student Sophia Saenz, who was selected to receive a 2021 Cato T. Laurencin Student Travel Fellowship through the Society For Biomaterials (SFB). This prestigious award is given to support undergraduate students of under-represented minorities in the… Read More

Fang to serve on Medicine Image Analysis Journal Editorial Board

Congratulations to Dr. Ruogu Fang, assistant professor, who has been invited to serve as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal Medicine Image Analysis (Impact Factor = 11.148). Medical Image Analysis provides a forum for the dissemination of new research results… Read More

Rashidi awarded $2.4M RO1 grant from the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Rashidi, associate professor and J. Crayton Pruitt Term Fellow, and her team for receiving a $2.4 million RO1 grant from the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) for a collaborative project (Co-PI: Dr.… Read More

BME students selected as University Scholars

The University Scholars Program introduces undergraduate students at the University of Florida to the exciting academic research world. In the program, students work one-on-one with UF faculty on selected research projects. The University Scholars Program serves as an exceptional capstone… Read More

Why Fluidic Flow is Critical for Cells You Culture

By: Smit Patel, Ph.D. candidate in the Stabler Laboratory Smit Patel, Ph.D. candidate within the Stabler laboratory has recently published his lead-author paper in the journal Science Advances titled, Organoid Microphysiological System Preserves Pancreatic Islet Function within 3D Matrix. This… Read More

Ferrall-Fairbanks selected for German-American Frontiers in Engineering Symposium

Dr. Meghan C. Ferrall-Fairbanks, assistant professor, was recently selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (GAFOE) 2021. The symposium will take place virtually March 17-19, 2021, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.… Read More

Our eyes may provide early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

The Washington Post By Elizabeth Anne Brown Forget the soul — it turns out the eyes may be the best window to the brain. Changes to the retina may foreshadow Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and researchers say a picture of… Read More