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UNC/NC State Joint Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Photo of bare feet walking on top of circular diagrams.

Oct 3, 2022

BME’s Franz awarded $2.7M NIH grant to enhance foot and ankle function in older adults

Jason Franz, Associate Professor in Joint BME, has received a 5-year, $2.7M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health titled “A framework for feasible translation to enhance foot and ankle function in aging and mobility”. 

Aerial view of the NC State Belltower on main campus. The downtown Raleigh skyline is in the background.

Sep 2, 2022

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund awards support to five promising engineering projects

This year’s awardees are researching a better way to make EKGs wireless, a novel coating to simultaneously prevent and remove ice, faster COVID-19 antibody tests, and a number of other discoveries with the potential to revolutionize human healthcare. 

human heart

Aug 2, 2022

Joint BME project wins prize in American Heart Association heart failure data challenge

Melissa Caughey, Ph.D., assistant professor in the University of North Carolina / North Carolina State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and Vishal Rao, M.D., cardiovascular disease research fellow at Duke University School of Medicine won third place in the American Heart Association® heart failure data challenge. 

Robert Kobrin, second from right, and fellow researchers on the first day of summer research at ICN2.

Jul 28, 2022

Spotlight on our students: Robert Kobrin

The University Honors Program (UHP) interviews Robert Kobrin about his research on nanobiosensors at the ICN2 lab in Spain this summer. 

Howling wolf sculpture silhouetted by blue sky.

Jul 14, 2022

BME’s Brown receives 2023 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Award

The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) provides seed funding to a select few NC State research projects each year that have promise for market success. 

rows of vials containing covid-19 vaccine

Jul 6, 2022

Inhalable COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in rodent model

Inhalable, shelf-stable COVID-19 vaccine could address challenges of vaccine storage and administration. 

Color photo of howling wolf metal scuplture.

Jun 21, 2022

Scheer wins 2022 SHRA Biomedical Engineering Award for Excellence

Andi’s selection for this year’s BME SHRA award was based on her excellence in performing the varied scope or her roles as receptionist, bookkeeper, human resource administration, student services, and morale officer. 

Paul Dayton

May 20, 2022

Dayton named chair of Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Paul Dayton, William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor, was appointed chair of the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) this spring. He has served as interim chair of the department since 2019. 

Illustration of ankle prosthetic.

May 20, 2022

New neural-controlled ankle prosthesis improves stability

A new prosthetic ankle controlled by the brain is showing promising improvements in patients’ balance and stability, helping them to feel more control when doing activities like picking up an object from the ground or navigating tasks that might cause them to fall. 

The NC State Belltower against a blue sky, with flowering trees in the foreground

May 12, 2022

Roger Narayan elected 2022 MRS Fellow

Professor Roger Narayan, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at NC State and UNC Chapel Hill, has been elected a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS).