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Welcome to BME!

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Established in 2009, the UA Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering reflects a long-standing tradition of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of medicine, science and engineering.

Our faculty boast a variety of backgrounds and research interests, but all are dedicated to improving human health through the application of engineering and scientific principles.

Arizona Bioindustry Association to Honor Dr. Marvin Slepian with Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Arizona Bioindustry Association will honor Marvin J. Slepian, MD, of the University of Arizona, with the AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 AZBio Awards, Oct. 11 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Slepian is a cardiologist, inventor, entrepreneur and educator, serving at the UA as professor of medicine, professor and associate department head of biomedical engineering, professor of materials science and engineering, professor of medical imaging, McGuire Scholar in the Eller College of Management, and member of the Sarver Heart Center.

Each year, the AZBio Awards ceremony honors Arizona’s leading companies and educators who exemplify the depth, breadth and expertise of the state’s bioscience industry.

Biomedical Engineering Student Builds Telescopes as Part of Undergrad Team

JeffriesBefore she graduated in May, biomedical engineering student Lindsie Jeffries joined four other undergraduates in a project to create two 24-inch telescopes for the purpose of tracking satellites and space junk. "It was exciting putting the telescope together and confirming that everything fit and worked,” Jeffries said. “I also enjoyed getting to know my teammates. They were all hard workers who cared about the project and pushed me to do my best."

Biomedical Engineering Students Have Sweet Success in Design Course

A new maker course gave students, including 49 biomedical engineering sophomores, a chance to display their design and computer-programming skills by designing, building and testing 36 Skittle-sorting machines. The challenge: accurately sort the highest number of Skittles in the least amount of time.

BME Graduates Honored at 2017 Convocation

With great pride, the faculty and staff of the UA Department of Biomedical Engineering present the BME class of 2017 and celebrate their many accomplishments. If you missed the convocation ceremony, here's your chance to relive the moments with the students staff and faculty: watch the Livestream replay

Also check out the BME Facebook page for photos of the day. 

Congratulations, graduates, and don't forget to keep in touch. We're always interested in news about our alumni for the website and newsletter.

Barton Named ELATE Fellow

Jennifer BartonELATE at Drexel, a national leadership development program for senior women faculty in STEM, has selected professor Jennifer Barton as a 2017-2018 fellow.

Barton, who currently serves as interim director of the BIO5 Institute, joins 26 experienced and diverse women faculty from 23 different U.S. and Canadian institutions in the yearlong, part-time program. ELATE's stated goals for its fellows include helping them:

  • Improve their personal and professional leadership through professional and peer coaching and evaluations.
  • Learn how to understand and navigate organizational dynamics.
  • Expand their knowledge of strategic finance and resource management at the institutional level.

The program begins in May and runs until March 2018. During that time Barton will continue her teaching and research activities at the University of Arizona.

College Awards 2017 da Vinci Honors to BME Student and Researcher

Janet Roveda and Brent Miller, 2017 da Vinci Fellow and Scholar, respectivelyCongratulations to professor Janet Roveda and undergraduate Brent Miller for being named the College of Engineering's 2017 da Vinci Fellow and a 2017 da Vinci Scholar, respectively.

This year's da Vinci Fellowship focused on faculty members whose roles in campuswide multidisciplinary research generated major funding for the entire University of Arizona. Roveda, who holds joint appointments in the departments of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, has collaborated frequently with other BME faculty.

The UA College of Engineering da Vinci Scholars are chosen from all engineering majors for their exceptional academics and accomplishments. Miller will receive a scholarship for the upcoming year.

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