PRUITT RESEARCH DAY

Join us as we celebrate the next generation of Biomedical Engineers and Scientists!

Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Pruitt Research Day, hosted by the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), to be held on Friday, November 22nd, 2019!

Pruitt Research Day will celebrate the research being conducted in the BME department and the larger BME community at UF. We hold our celebration near the birth date of Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt Sr. whose vision and generosity helped found the BME department. Because Dr. Pruitt was always most excited about hearing and discussing our students’ achievements and research.  Dr. Pruitt himself was not only a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon but also an inventor of catheters and instruments for use in cardiovascular surgery that include his co-invention of the Pruitt-Inahara shunt – still one of the world’s most popular shunts used during carotid endarterectomy.