The schedule for UBEC 2017 will include exciting and educational presentations and events spanning the diverse fields of biomedical engineering.
The abstract submission and registration deadline has been extended to Monday, November 27th. Please see the abstract submission and registration page for more information.
We are honored to announce that Dr. Gerhard Holzapfel will present the Keynote Address for the 2017 Utah Bioengineering Conference as a Distinguished Lecture for the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. Dr. Gerhard A. Holzapfel is the Chair of Biomechanics at the Graz University of Technology in Graz, Austria. He is also an adjunct professor of biomechanics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His research in both experimental and computational biomechanics focuses on the cardiovascular system. He is a fellow in EUROMECH-European Mechanics Society, an elected member of the Academia Europaea, and was selected by Thomson Reuters in 2014 as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”. He graduated with distinction with his M.Sc. degree in Civil engineering and latter is Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Graz University of Technology.
We are privilaged to announce that Dr. Alyssa Panitch will present the Keynote Address for the 2017 Utah Bioengineering Conference as a Distinguished Lecture for the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. Alyssa Panitch is the Edward Teller Professor and Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Panitch was at Purdue University where she was the Leslie A. Geddes Professor in Biomedical Engineering and served as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. She started her faculty career as an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at Arizona State University and moved to Purdue University in 2006 as Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Panitch also served as Associate Head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue from 2009 to 2013.Dr. Panitch’s research focuses on designing biomimetic and synthetic materials for drug delivery and regenerative medicine. She has received the National Science Foundation Career Award, been named a Purdue Faculty Scholar, and is a Fellow of both the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society. She was also elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in the Class of 2016. She served on the biomaterials and biointerfaces study section for the National Institutes of Health from 2008 to 2012 and currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Biomacromolecules, the Editorial Board for Biomatter, and as Associate Editor for Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.