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Efrain Torres holding an award and Brenda Ogle

Efraín Torres named Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted May 24, 2023

Through his start-up, Adialante, Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate and Student Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Efraín Torres is working hard to bring better, cheaper MRIs to patients.

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New tinnitus treatment receives FDA approval

Posted May 19, 2023

Professor Hubert Lim is part of an international team that has developed a new device that could help millions of people worldwide with tinnitus. The non-invasive device, called Lenire, is now available in the U.S.

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New insights for fine-tuning deep brain stimulation settings

Posted May 9, 2023

A recent study led by Prof. Matt Johnson provides neuroanatomical insights for selecting electrode configurations when treating Parkinson’s disease with deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy.

Huzefa Hussain, Ibrahim Irfanullah, and Kevin Jiang

BME students recognized with awards

Posted May 5, 2023

BME students have recently received several awards, including a Fulbright award, President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, and an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship.

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Shapeshifters: Can buildings behave like organisms?

Posted May 4, 2023

The project — which includes Prof. David Odde — reimagines the convergence of architecture and biology to understand how organisms create internal structures.

Meghan Griffin and Emily Hoffmann

BME PhD students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Posted April 27, 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipients, Meghan Griffin and Emily Hoffmann.

Winning team with their poster and mentor

Grand prize for BME undergrads at medical device design competition

Posted April 24, 2023

The winning project — called, “Novel Device Design for Large Ovarian Cyst Removal” — is the work of team members and BME students Atiya Anwar, Christobel Ekeocha, Emily Graba, Mary William, and Kayla Whatley.

Kyoko Yoshida

Kyoko Yoshida awarded AHA Career Development Award

Posted April 20, 2023

Prof. Yoshida’s project aims to understand how hormonal and mechanical interactions drive cardiovascular adaptations during pregnancy.

Huzefa Husain

PhD student Huzefa Husain receives President’s Student Leadership and Service Award

Posted April 10, 2023

The award recognizes student leaders at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities who exhibit exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and the surrounding community.

Ibrahim Irfanullah

BME undergrad student receives Fulbright award

Posted March 31, 2023

Ibrahim Irfanullah was honored with an award through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which funds American citizens to study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.