A career in biomedical engineering provides:
The UC Medical Device Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program (MDIEP) hosted their annual medical device competition, the “Do it or mDIEp Day,” on March 14, 2014. MDIEP, a program in biomedical engineering, works with clinicians to solve real clinical problems by developing real medical device solutions. Eleven teams competed by pitching their ideas to mock investors from UC and local industry, with millions of “Bearcash” dollars as the prize.
The biomedical engineering program welcomed a prestigious group of new undergraduates for the Fall 2014 semester, including six National Merit Scholars. Of the six national merit scholars, two earned a perfect score on the SAT--a rare feat. The department is excited to continue its tradition of excellence by welcoming such an accomplished group of incoming freshman.
Brad Theilman, a recent graduate in Biomedical Engineering (advisor: Dr. Jeff Johnson), was one of five UC students to win the 2014 Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence. The PLME is the most prestigious award for undergraduate students at UC, recognizing their excellence in scholarship, leadership, community service, and the ideals of the university. Currently, Thielman is pursuing his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Chia-Ying (James) Lin as a new Associate Professor and the Dane A. and Mary Louise Miller Chair in Biomedical Engineering, beginning Fall semester 2014. Dr. Lin’s research interests include bone tissue engineering, primary and metastatic spine tumors, and intervertebral disc degeneration and regeneration. Previously, he served as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Welcome, Dr. Lin!
Congratulations to Kyle Stewart (BME class of 2016), who was awarded an Academic-Year Research Experience for Undergraduates by the National Science Foundation. He will be working with Dr. Kevin Haworth, conducting therapeutic studies involving ultrasound-triggered phase-shift emulsions using perfluoropentane droplets. At the end of this twelve-week, paid research experience, Stewart will write a technical report and present his research at the UC Undergraduate Research Forum in Spring 2015. Read more.