On Friday, May 7, 2021as part of the “Celebrating Biomedical Engineers” lecture series and through the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Endowment, the Department of Biomedical Engineering presented a program celebrating the First Cuban Biomedical Engineer Dr. Domingo Gomez de Gimeranez. Students, researchers, and scientists from universities, industries, clinics, and other venues across the United States and abroad came together to learn about The Forgotten Work of the First Cuban Biomedical Engineer. This inaugural celebratory program was recorded and is now available on the department’s YouTube channel. Please visit the Seminar Page for similar and future programs scheduled to be presented throughout the academic year.
This celebration was also, an opportunity to share science, build community, and discuss issues specific to Biomedical Engineering. The morning session began with a keynote delivered by Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences at Columbia University, speaking about Engineering Human Lungs for Medical Impact. The program also included a session on “Heart and Circulation” presented by several biomedical engineering faculty members, a forum about the life of Dr. Gomez, an illuminating interview with Dr. Gomez’s daughter Sita Gomez, and a review of the work and legacy of Dr. Gomez presented by Dr. Jorge Riera.