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BME and ECE researchers develop novel software for lower limb prostheses

Researchers in UNC/NC State BME and NC State Electrical and Computer Engineering have recently developed new software that can be integrated with existing hardware to enable people using robotic prost… Read more

BME Student Anthony M. Kyu awarded 2020 Astronaut Scholarship

Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering Student Anthony M. Kyu has been awarded this year’s Astronaut Scholarship. It is awarded to students in their junior and senior year of college studying scie… Read more

BME teaching assistant professor Devin Hubbard leads the development of a new N95 mask

BME teaching assistant professor Devin Hubbard, who is also a lead design engineer at NC TraCS Institute, began addressing the shortage in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) soon after the first case… Read more

BME Student Meryem Ok awarded a NRSA F30 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Meryem Ok, BME graduate student in the UNC MD-PhD program, recently received a four-year National Research Service Award (NRSA F30) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Dis… Read more

BME Student among UNC 2020 Top Ten Scholar-Athletes

Recent BME graduate A.J. Rechenmacher is among this year’s UNC Top Ten Scholar-Athletes. This honor recognizes five male and five female seniors who have maintained the highest cumulative grade point… Read more

BME responds to COVID-19 by helping to develop an emergency ventilator

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, BME department’s interim chair and William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor Paul Dayton has been coordinating BME teams to collaborate and solve COVID-19-rela… Read more

BME’s Husseini and Petrella awarded a Teaching Faculty Project Support Award

BME Teaching Assistant Professors Naji Husseini and Ross Petrella have recently received a Teaching Faculty Project Support Award from the NC State College of Engineering. The College’s Engineering Fa… Read more

BME Students Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients

To address shortages of pediatric Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BME students from both UNC and NC State have crafted more than 1,000 pediatric facemasks for UNC Hea… Read more

BME Alumni Ryan Facer designed “The Facer” to help meet the global demand against Covid-19

Ryan Facer, BME alumnus 2018, is currently a product development engineer for AccuMED Corp (a division of Lear Corporation), which specializes in the manufacturing of medical products. Facer’s team wa… Read more

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BME Teaching Assistant Professor Naji Husseini receives two Outstanding Teaching Awards

BME Teaching Assistant Professor Naji Husseini recently received two Outstanding Teaching Awards. This year NC State University honored more than 30 faculty for their commitment to educational excelle… Read more

BME Students Take Home 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

This year’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships have been announced, and we are pleased to report that seven BME students have been selected as recipients! The recipients w… Read more

BME Senior student Olivia Burston volunteers to assemble face shields against COVID-19

BME health science engineering undergraduate student Olivia Burston has been volunteering at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Be a Maker Space (BeAM) to assemble face shields against COVID-19. These face shields are… Read more