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    A Closely Knit Community

    Nestled into the Wasatch Mountain range, the Departmentís new home (foreground) is located next to the University Hospital & School of Medicine (upper left) Ė providing a clinically immersive educational experience that is unique among BME training programs. Center for Medical Innovation

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    Beyond Excellence

    Dave Grainger's research group seeks to improve patient integration of implanted medical devices using antimicrobial approaches, cells and matrix-derived biomaterials, and on-board local drug-release technologies to modulate tissue-implant reactions. Prof Grainger's group

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    A Bio-Innovation Center

    The James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building marks the beginning of a new era of interdisciplinary translational research between medicine, engineering, pharmacy, business, law, and digital media. Bioengineering Department At a Glance

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    Cells Shed Light on Epilepsy

    Bioengineering Professor John White measures brain activity using optical and electrical imaging methods to study cells in living tissue in his search for the root causes of epilepsy. Prof. White's Research

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    Biomechanics in the Brain

    Mechanical Engineering Professor Ken Monson is exploring the biomechanics of traumatic brain injuries to describe the mechanisms of and thresholds for vascular damage. Meet Prof. Monson's Group

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    Entrepreneurship

    Bioengineering Professor Robert Hitchcock seeks to design medical devices that address unmet clinical needs and to bring these devices to market in the short-term. Meet Prof. Hitchcock's Group

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    Ultrasonic Bioinstrumentation

    Graduate students in Distinguished Professor Doug Christensen's lab design and test new ultrasonic bioinstrumentation. Visit Prof. Christensen's U Profile

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    Implantable Medical Devices

    USTAR Professor Gianluca Lazzi's students design implantable biomedical devices. Lazzi helped design the first FDA-approved bionic eye. See Prof. Lazzi's U Profile

News

Biomechanical Analysis of Acetabular Dysplasia: Foundations for Improved Clinical Care
 - Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Christine Abraham, Thursday August 7, 1:30 pm, HSEB 2600  Read More...
CREATION, VALIDATION, AND ANALYSIS OF A NOVEL MODEL FOR THE STUDY OF NONADHERENCE IN NEWLY DIAGNOSED EPILEPTIC RATS
 - Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Kyle Thomson, Thursday August 7, 3:00 pm, 2650 SMBB Auditorium  Read More...
Our Students are Simply Awesome
 - View some short videos and read about exciting student research and presentations.  Read More...
Dr. Robby Bowles, PhD, will join the Department this summer as a new tenure track faculty line.
 - The addition Dr. Bowles raises the number of tenured and tenure track professors to twenty three. The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah is one of the oldest and fastest growing Departments in the nation.  Read More...
Frank B. Sasche, PhD, New Tenure-Track Associate Professor
 - His research focuses on mechanoelectrical coupling, remodeling and restoration of normal and diseased cardiac tissue.  Read More...
Congratulations to Jonathan Hartley, PhD Bioengineering student, recipient of the National Research Service Award (F31).
 - Jonathan proposed to develop a coiled-coil therapeutic for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.  Read More...
Major new release of FEBio, Finite Elements for Biomechanics
 - Itís with great pleasure that we announce the release of version 2.0 of FEBio (Finite Elements for Biomechanics). FEBio is an open-source finite element package designed for solving problems in computational biomechanics.  Read More...