UF BME at the BMES Annual Meeting

UF BME had a great turnout for the 2013 BMES Annual Meeting in Seattle this past month! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the department. Faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students as well as staff members were all in attendance and represented UF well. We even had several alumni who stopped by the UF booth to say hello and tell us their stories!

UF BME Booth
UF BME Booth

The Department hosted one of the larger booth exhibits where we greeted a range of visitors, answering questions about our academic program and talking about the exciting research going on at UF BME! There was also a great response from faculty candidates who stopped by the booth and met individually with current faculty to discuss the open faculty positions within the Department. In addition to the booth, UF BME hosted a reception where UF Senior VP, Dr. Win Phillips, attended and spoke about the direction of the University and how BME fits into those plans.

UF Senior VP, Dr. Win Phillips
UF Senior VP, Dr. Win Phillips

One of the highlights of the meeting was at the BMES Town Hall Award Ceremony where Dr. Bruce Wheeler received the BMES Fellow Award for his contributions to research in neural engineering, to the development of biomedical engineering programs, to engineering education, and to service at the university, national and international levels. Dr. Wheeler was one of only seven fellows selected this year!

BMES Fellow, Dr. Bruce Wheeler
BMES Fellow, Dr. Bruce Wheeler

Aside from hosting a booth and reception, individual faculty and students were involved in the BMES Annual Meeting in many other ways! We had faculty, students and post-docs presenting in over 30 oral, poster and paper presentations. In addition, our Chair serves on the BMES Board of Directors and several faculty members played roles as track chairs and abstract reviewers (see list below).

 

 

UF BME hosted reception
UF BME hosted reception

 

Kyle Allen:
Session Chair: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering – Animal Models in Musculoskeletal Diseases
Abstract Reviewer – Biomechanics
Abstract Reviewer – Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Engineering

Greg Hudalla:
Session Chair: Biomaterials – Self Assembling Biomaterials
Abstract Reviewer – Biomaterials

Ben Keselowsky:
Session Chair: Biomaterials – Biomaterials for Immunoengineering I
Abstract Reviewer – Biomaterials
Abstract Reviewer – Drug Delivery
Abstract Reviewer – Tissue Engineering

Carlos Rinaldi:
Session Chair: Nano to Micro Technologies – Nanobiointerfaces II
Session Chair: Drug Delivery – Targeted Delivery III
Abstract Reviewer – Drug Delivery

Christine Schmidt:
BMES Board of Directors 2011-2014
BMES National Meetings Committee Organizer

Bruce Wheeler:
Session Chair: Neural Engineering – Neural Control and Modeling
BMES Fellow 2013

Thanks again to everyone who was involved and supported the Department at BMES in Seattle!

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