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Class of 2024 posing for a group photo at graduation

BME Hosts Graduation Reception for Class of 2024


The Department of Biomedical Engineering recognized the graduating Class of 2024 and also individually recognized several graduating students, two teaching assistants, and one faculty member for their achievements.

Hubert Lim

Study involving BME researchers shows ultrasound therapy significantly reduces rheumatoid arthritis disease activity


SecondWave Systems, a company co-founded by Department of Biomedical Engineering Professor Hubert Lim at the University of Minnesota, announced completion of a pilot clinical study evaluating its novel noninvasive ultrasound stimulation technology.


Study finds metformin reduces COVID-19 viral load, viral rebound


To help steer the direction of this phase 3 randomized clinical trial, the team used a computer simulator developed by Prof. David Odde, a study co-author, and his team.

Nedda Abuhadid

Nedda Abuhadid awarded President’s Student Leadership Service Award


The award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional student leaders at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

A room full of symposium attendees

11th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium held


Professor Tay Netoff played a key role in organizing and hosting the 11th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium on April 10-12, bringing together approximately 430 basic scientists, engineers, clinicians, industrial practitioners, and entrepreneurs.

Prof. Brenda Ogle welcomes 200+ attendees to the organoid symposium and workshop.

UMN hosts “Toward a Minnesota Organoid Center” Symposium and Workshop


Professor and Head Brenda Ogle co-chaired an organoid symposium and workshop that attracted more than 200 researchers and clinicians from the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic.

Bri Brennecke, Paige Nielsen, and Hannah Szafraniec

BME students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships


Congratulations to fellowship recipients Bri Brennecke and Hannah Szafraniec, and honorable mentions Kira Lynch and Paige Nielsen.

Phototherapy device

Undergraduate student project explores potential light-based therapy for Raynaud’s phenomenon


The device shows so much promise for treating the condition that findings were recently published in Annals of Biomedical Engineering and clinical studies are planned to test the therapy’s efficacy.

Matt Johnson

Matthew Johnson Receives Distinguished Teaching Award


The College of Science and Engineering Honors and Awards Committee recommended Johnson for the award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching.

Rendering showing Adialante scanner 1/10th the size of a traditional MRI scanner, with person icon for scale

BME PhD students’ start-up attracts $1.3 million from investors


Efraín Torres, Parker Jenkins, and the team at Adialante have developed a new kind of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that has the potential to change medical care for millions. Now, they are working to quickly move the portable, low-cost MRI scanner to market.