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    The Future of Drug Delivery

    Internationally recognized researcher, Professor Ghandehari, leads a team on the cutting edge in the development of novel approaches for gene delivery, water-soluble polymers for targeted therapy and nanoconstructs for controlled chemical delivery. Visit Prof. Ghandehari’s group

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    A Closely Knit Community

    Nestled into the Wasatch Mountain range, the Department’s new home (foreground) is located next to the University Hospital & School of Medicine (upper left) – 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. Prof Grainger's group

News

 - Congrats to two of our Ph.D. students, Chantel Charlebois and Casia Wardzala, for being awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!  Read More
 - “You want tech jobs in Utah, you’ve got to have more engineers.”  Read More
 - We caught up with a few of our graduating seniors to find out what their experience was like and to learn about where they’re headed next.  Read More
 - We caught up with a few of our graduating seniors to find out what their experience was like and to learn about where they’re headed next.  Read More
 - We caught up with a few of our graduating seniors  Read More
 - The 2019 University of Utah College of Engineering convocation is once again upon us, and it will be an exciting time for graduates who will move on to the next phase of their lives. Congratulations to all!  Read More
 - A device being developed by University of Utah biomedical engineering students that makes it easier for doctors to diagnose a middle-ear infection in children won this year’s Bench to Bedside Competition.  Read More
 - University of Utah biomedical engineering chair and Distinguished Professor David Grainger is one of this year’s recipients of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Education Award.  Read More
 - A team of University of Utah biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons.  Read More
 - University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Kam Leang will be talking about the impact drones are having on society and industry for this year’s William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and The Quality of Life. The lecture, “Drones to the Rescue,” will be held at noon on Sept. 12 in the Gould Auditorium, level 1, in the J. Willard Marriott Library.  Read More
 - Researchers believe they have figured out a way to use nanoparticles as a way to deliver oral medication, including an insulin pill to control diabetes. University of Utah's Dr. You Han Bae, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering and professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, co-authors paper titled "Oral Nanoparticles Exhibit Specific High-Efficiency Intestinal Uptake and Lymphatic Transport."   Read More
 - Dr. Don B. Olsen, a key member of the University of Utah team that developed and implanted the world’s first artificial heart, passed away Aug. 5 at his Cottonwood Heights, Utah, home of causes incident to age. He was 88.  Read More
 - For some people, certain sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy, and it’s not because they’re giddy from a Wynton Marsalis melody.  Read More
 -  Faculty Greg Clark and his Bioengineering graduate students, Jake George and David Kluger, made national headlines in the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune for reporting recent work on their robotic prosthetic hand that restores some sense of touch to amputees. Jake George's Society for Neuroscience abstract (on sensory encoding, embodiment, and phantom pain) and David Kluger's abstract (on closed-loop control) were both been selected for public highlighting by the Society for Neuroscience. Jake's talk was further selected for a press conference presentation and interview, which is held for only a few hundred from tens of thousands of abstracts. Additionally, Jake was the recipient of a travel award.  Read More
 - Being an effective engineer can also sometimes mean being a deal maker, a marketer, even a manager.  Read More...
 - The following article by College of Engineering Dean Richard B. Brown and College External Relations and Development Director Marilyn Davies was published in the November/December issue of PE Magazine, the official publication of the National Society of Professional Engineers. It details Utah’s explosive business and tech sector growth.  Read More
 - Arati Prabhakar, director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, recently wrote an article for Wired profiling two cutting-edge DARPA projects, including University of Utah bioengineering associate professor Greg Clark’s continued work on the Utah Slanted Electrode Array.   Read More...
 - Investigators at the University of Utah including bioengineering associate professor Frank Sachse have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies.  Read More...
 - The newest chair of the University of Utah's bioengineering department, David Grainger, is profiled in the latest College of Engineering newsletter. Click here to read a pdf version of the newsletter and learn about Grainger's new ambitions for the internationally-recognized department.  Read More...
 - The Utah Technology Council, joined by Utah’s high tech industry and the state’s eight engineering and computer science programs has secured $4 million in ongoing funds from the Utah State legislature.  Read More...
 - Researchers led by University of Utah bioengineering assistant professor Robby Bowles have discovered a way to curb chronic pain by modulating genes that reduce tissue- and cell-damaging inflammation.  Read More...
 - By the time someone realizes they damaged a ligament, tendon or cartilage from too much exercise or other types of physical activity, it’s too late. The tissue is stretched and torn and the person is writhing in pain.  Read More...
 - Laurie E. Locascio, who received her master's degree in bioengineering from the University of Utah, was named Vice President for Research for the University of Maryland,   Read More...
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