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2019 BME Annual Retreat and Awards

Last Friday Sept 27 BME faculty, staff and students reconnected at the BME Annual Retreat in North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Keynote speaker Prof. David Reinkensmeyer from the School of Engineeri… Read more

Scott Magness
BME Associate Professor Scott Magness participates in the Rally for Medical Research on Capitol Hill

On September 19, BME Associate Professor Scott Magness met with Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, and Representative David Price, as well as other Congressional leaders from around the nation, as… Read more

2019 NIH Director’s New Innovators: BME Assistant Professor Legant awarded $2.2 million

This week BME Assistant Professor Wesley Legant was selected as one of the 2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award recipients. Dr. Legant will receive $2.2 million to support innovative biomedical res… Read more

BME Prof Benhabbour’s Innovate Carolina feature and publication on the first ever injectable implant for HIV

Rahima Benhabbour, assistant professor in the UNC/NC State Joint BME Department and an adjunct professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is doing breakthrough research. Benhabbour is first aut… Read more

BME recent graduate wins a National Championship in field hockey and starts PhD at Harvard

BME recent alumni Morgan Goetz won a national championship in UNC field hockey last November and graduated in May with a GPA that was one of the five highest among female student-athletes at Carolina…. Read more

BME PhD Student Izzie Newsome receives a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Research Award

BME fourth year PhD Student Izzie Newsome has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Cancer Institute. This award will fund the p… Read more

BME Assistant Professor Mike Sano receives support from NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

This year, six promising projects will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), helping researchers turn their discoveries into market-ready solutions. One such projects is “a prom… Read more

BME Distinguished Professor Frances Ligler is a Superhero

Dr. Frances Ligler, BME Lampe Distinguished Professor and a pioneer in biosensors and microfluidics, is a superhero. In 2017 when she was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, she was als… Read more

BME PhD Student Kristina Rivera named 2019 Gilliam Fellow

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has recently announced the 2019 cohort of Gilliam fellows and adviser pairs: BME PhD Student Kristina Rivera is among this year’s 44 fellows, together with BME advi… Read more

BME Prof Paul Dayton receives 2019 W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor Appointment

This week the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost announced that BME Professor Paul Dayton is receiving a W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor appointment. Professor Dayton, a biome… Read more

Jason Franz
BME Applied Biomechanics Lab’s Research to Improve Walking Balance

BME Assistant Professor Jason Franz and his research group at the Applied Biomechanics Laboratory recently published “Time-dependent tuning of balance control and aftereffects following optical flow p… Read more

BME Professor Shawn Gomez’s team wins 2019 Creativity Hubs Award

This month the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced the 2019 Creativity Hubs Awards to accelerate solutions to societal challenges. This year the OVCR was able to award… Read more