Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dr. Jacob McPherson appointed Assistant Professor

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jacob McPherson as Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Prior to joining the faculty at FIU, McPherson completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences and Physical Medicine and […]

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Biomedical engineering PhD student, Arash Dadkhah received the Biomedical Research Initiative (BRI) 2015 FIU Summer Research Award

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May 2015- Biomedical engineering PhD student, Arash Dadkhah received the Biomedical Research Initiative (BRI) 2015 FIU Summer Research Award. The BRI award is designed to fund students in the biomedical sciences through a program development award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (MBRS RISE Program). Arash is currently working in the Optical Imaging […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung receives U.S. patent for communication interface for sensory stimulation

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May 12, 2015- Department of Biomedical Engineering Chair, Ranu Jung, was granted a patent for the development of a communication interface system between sensors in a prosthetic arm or leg and a neural stimulator for restoring sensation to amputees. Unlike current systems, Jung’s work facilitates the communicating of information from multiple hardware fabricated sensors and […]

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Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy interview with ViVitro Labs on Cardiovascular Mechanobiology

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May 2015- Sharan Ramaswamy (SR), PhD, FAHA, Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University, recently spent time with Rob Fraser (RF), Lab Manager, MSc. at ViVitro Labs. In a follow-up interview, Dr. Ramaswamy talked with Rob about his Tissue Engineered Mechanics, Imaging and Materials (TEMIM) lab work, recent patent, and use of […]

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FIU Biomedical Engineering Photonics Group Featured at eMerge Americas

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2015- eMerge Americas is one the largest and fastest growing technology and innovation conferences in the world. The conference serves as an idea exchange for global industry leaders, entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors. As part of the eMerge Americas international conference, FIU biomedical engineering faculty and students from the six photonics labs presented their research to […]

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BME Undergraduate Student, Juan Pham Receives Internship with STARS Program at University of California, San Diego

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2015- Biomedical engineering undergraduate student, Juan Pham received a summer internship with the STARS programs at the University of California, San Diego. Pham will be working in the cartilage tissue engineering lab where he will be researching diagnostic, preventative, and treatment methods for cartilaginous clinical issues. The summer training academy for research in the sciences […]

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FIU Biomedical Engineering Masters Student Wins LAC Fellowship in Consecutive Years

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2015- Glenda Castellanos, born and raised in Honduras, is a graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering Department pursuing her Master’s degree. She is currently involved in research under the supervision of Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy, Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on uncovering a mechanism by which fluid induced stress can regulate bone marrow stem cell differentiation […]

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5 Patents in 2014-2015 for FIU Biomedical Engineering Faculty

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5 Patents in 2014-2015 for FIU Biomedical Engineering Faculty Associate Professors Shuliang Jiao and Nikolaos Tsoukias recently became the fourth and fifth members of the Biomedical Engineering faculty to receive patents in 2014-2015. Jiao and his co-inventor team received a U.S. patent for special contrast for glaucoma imaging in February 2014. The system is used […]

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