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Our Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to community, mentorship, research, and providing students with hands-on practical experience in addressing some of the world’s most urgent health needs. GiveUNC may last 24 hours, but your support will help our more than 500 students across undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs throughout the year. Amid these challenging times, please know that your gift of any amount will make an immediate impact by affording resources for student projects and research, practical experiences, and travel to broaden the students’ network and learning opportunities.
Here are two examples of student-faculty collaborations that highlight how BME laboratories are positively impacting the field of biomedical engineering. Read a story about BME PhD students in Dr. Rahima Benhabbour’s lab (see image below) to learn more about how they have recently received fellowships and a major grant from NIH to develop more reliable methods for delivering drug treatments to women with a wide range of applications, including cancer and HIV prevention. The BME Applied Biomechanics Laboratory is invested in preserving independent mobility and preventing falls in our rapidly aging population. Last summer, a PhD student in the lab not only received the 2021 Journal of Biomechanics Award, but also, for the first time in the history of the award, two of the same lab members were selected as finalists. Please consider investing in the continued success of our community of aspiring biomedical engineers!