Dr. Joshua Hutcheson Awarded Florida Heart Research Foundation’s “‘Stop Heart Disease’ Researcher of the Year Award”

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Josh Hutcheson, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering has been awarded this year’s “’Stop Heart Disease’ Researcher of the Year Award” by the Florida Heart Research Foundation. The award was presented at the President’s Celebration dinner during the American College of Cardiology, Florida Chapter annual meeting on […]

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Dr. Michael Christie Awarded Top Black Educator

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Dr. Michael Christie, senior lecturer for biomedical engineering, was nominated and chosen as one of South Florida’s Top Black Educators of 2018 by Legacy Magazine. Dr. Christie was featured in Legacy’s Education Issue on July 16, 2018. Dr. Christie has served on BME’s Undergraduate Program Committee, he is a co-faculty advisor for the National Society […]

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BME Welcomes Associate Professor James Schummers

The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes Dr. James Schummers! Dr. Schummers has joined our department as associate professor. Dr. Schummers received his B.A. in Neuroscience and Biopsychology from Oberlin College in Oberlin OH, where he studied the role of Neuropeptide Y in long-term potentiation (LTP) in the hippocampus.  He was a Research Assistant at the […]

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BME Welcomes Associate Professor Raj Markondeya

The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes Dr. Raj Markondeya! Dr. Raj has joined our department as associate professor. His expertise is in the areas of packaging of electronic and bioelectronic systems, power-supply and wireless component integration in flex and rigid packages, biocompatible packaging with high-density feedthroughs. He also has a joint appointment with ECE at […]

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BME Introduces World’s First Bioelectronics Packaging Course

Bioelectronics Packaging Course We are proud to announce that the BME Department will have a new course for Fall 2018 taught by our newest faculty member, Dr. Raj Pulugurtha. This course acts as a bridge between biology and electronic systems. Students will learn the principles that govern the design and fabrication of miniaturized systems for implantable […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung Named as Finalist for Health Care Heroes Award

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Dr. Ranu Jung was named a finalist for the prestigious Health Care Heroes Award presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. A Health Care Hero is defined as an individual, institution, professional, student, volunteer or program, who, through their individual or collective actions have made an extraordinary impact in the Miami health care community. […]

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Dr. Shuliang Jiao Granted Patent for Device Assisting Visually Impaired Patients

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On April 24, 2018, Dr. Shuliang Jiao was granted a new patent. Patent #US9952434B2 is a device for assisting visually impaired patients. Patent Summary: The invention pertains to devices and methods that allow a subject having a diseased retina to see a more complete image of the subject’s field-of-view. The invention provides a device compromising […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung Inducted as NAI Fellow

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On April 5th, Dr. Jung was inducted as a fellow to the National Academy of Inventors. Congratulations to Dr. Ranu Jung on this prestigious accomplishment! To read about NAI Fellows, click here.

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BME Celebrates International Women’s Day

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Today, we celebrate International Women’s Day! We would like to celebrate by featuring our female faculty. Dr. Ranu Jung, Chair and Professor of biomedical engineering, is a renowned researcher who focuses on the development of biologically inspired technologies to interface with the nervous system to repair and promote recovery of lost function after trauma or […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung Granted New Patent for Technology Promoting Adaptive Pacing of the Diaphragm

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On January 23, 2018, Dr. Ranu Jung, BME Chair, was granted a new patent for technology that promotes adaptive pacing of the diaphragm. Patent #US9872989, titled “System and Method for Neuromorphic Controlled Adaptive Pacing of Respiratory Muscles and Nerves”, has been an ongoing project of Dr. Jung’s for several years. Patent Summary: Adaptive systems and […]

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