News & events


Lizzy Crist

BME PhD student named to SWE's list of 2019 Women Engineers You Should Know

Posted September 12, 2019

Lizzy Crist has been included in the Society of Women Engineers’ 2019 list of "Women Engineers You Should Know" for her commitment to a healthier, female-friendly future. 

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Brenda Ogle named Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Posted May 29, 2019

Brenda has been a BME faculty member since 2013, and conducts research in the areas of cardiac tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She'll be the new head of BME effective July 1, 2019.

Photo of BME's undergraduate commencement reception; shows a student on stage with a faculty member, in front of an audience

BME holds 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Reception

Posted May 15, 2019

Last Friday, graduating BME seniors and their families attended a program and reception recognizing the Class of 2019.

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Prof. Odde elected Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Posted May 6, 2019

The honor recognizes Professor David Odde's distinguished contributions to and leadership in the field of medical and biological engineering in an international level.

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Prof. Matthew Johnson named Associate Director of the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center 

Posted April 25, 2019

Prof. Johnson will support all the activities of the Center, with a special focus on expanding its current research programs. The long-term goal of IEM’s and Bakken MDC’s research program is several large-scale, multi-disciplinary initiatives aimed at clinical translation.

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Arja Ray receives BME's Best Dissertation Award

Posted April 12, 2019

He received the award for his project, "Pathway to metastasis: carcinoma dissemination via organized collagen tracks."

Annie Brinda, Sophie Givens, Katie Hornberger, Chia-Ling “Jennifer” Kang, Liz Gacek, Nelson Rodriguez

Four BME students receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Posted April 9, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 fellowship recipients, and to the two students recognized with honorable mentions.

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PhD student Mackenzie Callaway receives UMN President's Student Leadership and Service Award

Posted April 9, 2019

Mackenzie was recognized for her work on the Student Health Advisory Committee, which aims to improve student health and wellbeing.

Award in windowsill with skyline in background. Award is 2018 Tony Diggs Excellence Award for Outstanding Graduate or Professional Student Group, awarded to the Graduate Women in Biomedical Engineering (GWBME) student group

Graduate Women in Biomedical Engineering (GWBME) student group wins U of M award

Posted April 3, 2019

GWBME received the U's 2018 Tony Diggs Excellence Award for demonstrating significant success and development in following the mission and goals of their group.

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Brenda Ogle named director of the Stem Cell Institute

Posted April 3, 2019

Already part of the institute’s leadership team, Professor Ogle has used her bioengineering expertise to advance the technology of using 3D matrices in which to grow stem cells.