Fourteen faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students from the UAB Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) attended the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) 2021 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, October 6-9.

booth2021The meeting provides opportunities for the best and brightest in the BME field to shine by sharing their latest work with a community of peers, through panel discussions, relationship building, and the presentation of research posters and projects. The meeting’s 2021 theme was, “Magical Healthcare Innovation Powered by an Inclusive Workforce.”

Undergraduate students Yancey Williams, McKenzie Johnson, and Raheema Damani, and Ph.D. students Maranda Tidwell, Haley Nesmith Patton, and Yichen Hailey Guo, each presented their academic research projects on topics ranging from mathematical modeling to virus therapy and more.

“The poster sessions were amazing because I was able to interact with those who are familiar with my area of research and those who are interested in learning more about it,” says Yancey Williams, who presented a poster titled, “Mathematical modeling of simultaneous two-wavelength axial ratiometry microscopy.” Williams says he would recommend all UAB BME students to attend next year’s BMES annual meeting.

“BMES 2021 was a hit,” says Julie Calma, Undergraduate Program Director. “We look forward to this event each year. The presentations and posters were incredible, and we are thankful to collaborate with our biomedical engineering colleagues.”

chilling at the booth copyBME undergraduate Raheema Damani presented the poster titled, “Assessment of treatment response to oncolytic virus therapy through DW-MRI and DSC-MRI parameters.” She says, “The opportunity to attend BMES was an invaluable experience to share my scientific research and learn from the innovative ideas of others.”

BMES is an international professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. It is home to more than 5,000 members. BME hosts a booth at BMES each year and has attended for more than 10 years. Department members look forward to attending the BMES 2022 meeting in San Antonio, Texas next October.

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