Advancing Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience Research

In pursuit of escalating our advancements in prosthetic research, Ranu Jung, professor and chair of FIU’s Biomedical Engineering Department, visited with officials at the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), a Department of Defense research facility in Fort Detrick. While there, the TATRC prosthetics team learned about cutting-edge research FIU is conducting to restore sensation through the nerves of amputees.

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FIU promoted its transformative research to federal partners in Washington, D.C., and Miami.

While Jung was promoting our work in Maryland, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart had some tough questions for staff from the National Science Foundation in a House Appropriations Oversight Subcommittee Hearing about federal funding for Neuroscience Research. Aware of FIU’s own strengths in this area, Diaz-Balart highlighted the need to include more minority serving institutions in related neuroscience and brain initiatives. For a glimpse of his remarks, click here (38:00).

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