BME Assistant Professors Brian Diekman and Imran Rizvi received 2020 Junior Faculty Development Awards from the UNC Provost’s Office Committee on Faculty Research and Scholarly Leaves. Support for this award is provided by IBM and R.J. Reynolds Industries funds. These $10,000 awards are to fund research during the January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 period. Any permanent, full-time, salaried member of the faculty without tenure who holds the rank of assistant professor or associate professor is eligible to apply for these competitive awards. The UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates Drs. Diekman and Rizvi for this prestigious achievement.