Large Presence at the 2017 BMES Annual Meeting

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Large Presence at the 2017 BMES Annual Meeting

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The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the largest professional society representing the Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering fields, and their annual meeting attracts almost 4,000 researchers, clinicians and professionals from the medical device and biotechnology fields.   On October 12-14 of 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at FIU, hosted a space at […]

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Fall 2017 Undergraduate Research Day

On September 29, 2017, the department of Biomedical Engineering at FIU hosted the Annual Undergraduate Research Day as part of the Wallace H. Coulter Biomedical Engineering Lecture Series. The event featured the research of many of the department’s outstanding undergraduate students. And also included lectures from speaker Philip Rosenfeld, professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom […]

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FIU Partners with Two New NSF Engineering Research Centers

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million total to create four new Engineering Research Centers (ERC) to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability and FIU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is part of two of the pioneering centers. The process of being named an ERC is highly competitive. NSF chose four […]

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BME Undergraduate, Nicole Sevilla wins 1st Place at ECI Conference Poster Presentation

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Special congratulations to Nicole Sevilla, a BME undergraduate student, for winning 1st place in the poster competition at this year’s Engineering Conference International (ECI). This year’s conference, titled, Advances in Optics for Biotechnology and Surgery XV, brought together scientists, engineers, and clinicians involved in the application of optics to biotechnology, medicine, and surgery. After being […]

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FIU Biomedical Engineering Professor Leading Research and Clinical Studies of Imaging Technology on Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Associate professor at Florida International University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, Anuradha Godavarty, PhD., and colleagues have developed a novel, ultra- portable optical scanner (NIROS) to perform non-contact 2D imaging of wounds. Her current research and clinical studies of the device primarily focuses on diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers, where the latter accounts for […]

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Grant Awarded to Aid in Neuropathic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury Research

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Jacob McPherson, Ph.D., assistant professor in Florida International University’s Biomedical Engineering Department, received an Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Research Career Development grant through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is entitled “Spinal stimulation for neuropathic pain,” and will aid his research […]

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Assistant professor to associate professor with tenure – Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

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Back in December 2009, Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D., joined the Biomedical Engineering department at Florida International University (FIU) as an assistant professor. His hard work, dedication, and love for his students has paid off. This past May, he received tenure and a promotion to associate professor. “The success of my students is my greatest accomplishment. The […]

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Grant awarded to Zachary Danziger for bladder reflex conditioning research

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Zachary Danziger, Ph.D., assistant professor at Florida International University’s Biomedical Engineering Department, has recently been awarded a Pilot Research Grant of over $280,000 from the Craig H. Nielsen Foundation. The grant will aid Zachary Danziger with his research into improving bladder reflexes following spinal cord injury using electrical nerve stimulation. The results will provide knowledge […]

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Patent published for device that aids in the detection of toxins released into the environment

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Department of Biomedical Engineering professor, Anthony McGoron, PhD., and PhD. graduate student, Vinay Bhardwaj, recently had their patent published for a technology that provides methods and means to detect incidents of accidental or intentional release of chemical and biological toxins into the environment. The increasing threat of an intentional or accidental release of toxins has […]

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Biomedical engineering student awarded “Best TA” from provost

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Arash Moshkforouh, from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded the UGS Provost Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Arash was presented with his award at the Provost Awards Recognition Reception during Graduate Student Appreciation Week earlier this year. “Teaching has always been one of my greatest passions,” said Arash. “Nothing engages or excites […]

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