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.
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).