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March 7, 2016

Dr. Ann Beal Salamone, President of Rochal Industries LLP and Advisory Council Member of Biomedical Engineering at UTSA has been elected to the 2016 class of new members to the National Academy of Engineering for development of materials for biomedical applications, per-sonal care, electronics and water purification. Congratulations to Dr. Salamone for her outstanding achievements!
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November 9, 2015

Mirunalini Thirugnanasambandam is an aspiring biomedical engineer who hopes to save lives: Meet Mirunalini Thirugnanasambandam. After receiving her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Anna University in India and her master's degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Thirugnanasambandam decided to continue her education in the UTSA and UTHSCSA joint graduate program in biomedical engineering, working under associated professor, Dr. Ender Finol, of biomedical engineering. Now in her fourth year, Thirugnanasambandam has been awarded a $50,000 Predoctoral Fellowship by the American Heart Association to study abdominal aortic aneurysms.
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October 21, 2015

UTSA faculty member, educator and researcher Rena Bizios, a pioneer in biomedical engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors for medical sciences, health care and public health professionals.
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April 23, 2015

UTSA Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase: Biomedical engineering undergraduate students at various levels of their undergraduate studies presented research posters and product demonstrations at the Showcase event organized by the UTSA Office of Undergraduate Research. The Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase is annual event that showcases hundreds of undergraduate student research and creative endeavors from across campus. The event is meant to...
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October 27, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for memebership in the UTSA Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi due to their outstanding academic achievements.
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August 29, 2014

Fighting for Fido: COE Ph.D. students launch mobile stem care company. In this day and age, pets are no longer just animals used for practical purposes like herding sheep or guarding a home. Now, it is not unusual to see owners dress their fur babies in miniature sweaters when the weather gets too cold, and feed them top-ofthe- line food, made from meats that would normally be found on a child’s dinner plate.
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COE grad student recognized by Texas Business Hall of Fame. Tony Yuan, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering’s Biomedical Engineering Department, recently received at $10,000 scholarship from The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation.
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May 20, 2014

UTSA Graduate Student, Anand Srinivasan, Awarded MMSA-Milton Huppert Graduate Student Award. Srinivasan is being awarded the prestigious Milton Huppert Award by the Medical Mycology Society of Americas during the ASM (American Society of Microbiology) meeting at Boston on May 18th, 2014.
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April 7, 2014

Professor Rena Bizios, a Peter T. Flawn Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Texas at San Antonio, is the 2014 recipient of the Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
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February 19, 2014

Dr. Rena Bizios and Dr. Ender Finol nominated to receive UTSA Amber Award
Department of Biomedical Engineering Professor Rena Bizios and Associate Professor Ender Finol were nominated by their students to receive a UTSA Amber Award.

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January 9, 2014

Professor Rena Biziosis the 2014 recipient of the Founders Award of the Society for Biomaterials
Professor Rena Bizios, a Peter T. Flawn Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Texas at San Antonio, is the 2014 recipient of the Founders Award of the Society for Biomaterials. The Founders Award is the highest recognition in the biomaterials field and recognizes life contributions by a leading scientist/engineer in this field.

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November 26, 2013

Congratulations to 2 of our students for recieving a 2013 SACNAS Student Presentation Award
Justin Garcia and Damon Cardenas both presented at the 2013 Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans National Conference in San Antonio, Texas and have been recognized for their outstanding performance. Both were presented with a 2013 SACNAS Student Presentation Award.
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November 21, 2013

Congratulations to BME MS student Sharon Kwee – Winner of Ready, Set, Research! competition.
Six colleges and 21 programs were represented in the Ready, Set, Research! Competition. This semester, Master’s students and doctoral students competed against other students at their respective levels with a total of 28 students competing (10 Master’s; 18 Doctoral). This semester’s event was a huge success and the competitors came prepared and ready to win.
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June 17, 2013

UTSA biomedical engineering student wins $25,000 American Heart Association fellowship
University of Texas at San Antonio biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate Anand Srinivasan has been awarded a $25,000, one-year doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA). This highly competitive fellowship provides significant funding to doctoral students to support research and training in cardiovascular and stroke discoveries.
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May 1, 2013

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program ranked No. 55 by U.S. News & World Report
The UTSA-UTHSCSA Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering was recently ranked No. 55 by U.S. News & World Report. The program is designed to build on the scientific interactions and cooperation between the biomedical engineering and clinical scientists of the UTHSCSA and the engineering and basic science faculty at the UTSA.
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April 29, 2013

Biomedical Engineering Student Co-founds Company
Graduate student Travis Block is an accidental entrepreneur, you might say. He owns a bicycle-customization business with partners in several cities, even while completing his master’s degree in the joint biomedical engineering program of The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and UT San Antonio. He plans to apply to the M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program in the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine.
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January 23, 2012

Beth Pollot Receives Surgical Research Fellowship
PhD candidate, Beth Pollot, has received the US Army Institute of Surgical Research Fellowship for her research proposal: “Development of a Vascularized Graft for Skeletal Muscle Regeneration” to the UNCF Special Programs Corporations Student Support Grant.
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January 22, 2012

Tim Lukkonen on Professor Ramasubramanian’s Research
People expect hospitals to be clean, safe and a place to heal. But what if the hospital isn’t clean? What if it isn’t safe? What if, instead of healing, a patient dies? That’s the nightmare scenario UTSA’s Anand Ramasubramanian, Jose Lopez and Anand Srinivasan are working to end.
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June 28, 2012

Student Receives Translational Science Training Award
PhD student, Arpan Satsangi, has received the Translational Science Training (TST) Across Disciplines Award for his proposal, Novel, sequentially-targeted drug delivery nanoplatform for breast cancer therapy.
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June 6, 2012

Congratulations to our recent BME PhD Graduate, Jordan Kaufmann for winning $50K for new stent-graft start-up!
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May 23, 2012

Congratulations and Best Wishes to our 2011-2012 MS and PhD Graduates of the UTSA/UTHSCSA Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering!
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We congratulate Jennifer (Jordan) Massey Kaufmann, PhD, a recent graduate of the UTSA/UTHSCSA Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering!
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April 17, 2012

Our UTSA/UTHSCSA Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering student, Kimberly Solomon, was honored at the 36th Annual University Life Awards banquet on April 5, 2012.
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