Neural-enabled prosthetic hand system restores sensation to first human subject

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Years after his hand was amputated in a traumatic accident, a hand amputee can “feel” again, thanks to technology FIU engineers have developed. That person – the first person with a hand amputation who has been fitted with a neural-enabled prosthetic hand (NEPH) system that has a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator – has been […]

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Assistant Professor Zachary Danziger Appointed Chair of BMES Ethics Subcommittee

I am absolutely delighted to inform you that beginning October 20th, Zachary Danziger, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, will serve a 3-year term as Chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), one of the 16 committees in the national professional society of biomedical engineers. He will work to revise the BMES […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung Travels to India

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This month, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Ranu Jung, traveled to Chandigarh, India. She visited the Central Scientific Instruments Organization where she presented a talk titled “The Next Revolution is Here – Merging of Man and Machine”.

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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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