BME Research Symposium explores innovation in health care

This interdisciplinary symposium will highlight different areas of research from across campus.
Written by: Katherine Shonesy
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innovationThis Thursday and Friday, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biomedical Engineering will host the fourth annual Biomedical Research Symposium, bringing together BME researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds to discuss the symposium theme, “Healthcare through Innovation.”

The two-day event will be held at the UAB Alumni House and is free to all UAB faculty, staff and students.

“This is a unique event that is completely student-run and student-organized, and it serves the very important function of bringing together many of the top researchers and clinicians from across the university,” said Timothy Wick, Ph.D., senior associate dean in the School of Engineering. “It’s an important event in that it gives our students some exposure and opportunities to network with industry leaders, and it also facilitates communication between researchers from different parts of campus.”

The event is organized by the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Organization.

This year’s event will feature a keynote address by Donna Arnett, Ph.D., chair and professor in the UAB Department of Epidemiology and past-president of the American Heart Association. Other speakers include Ashley Boam from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Art Tipton, Ph.D., from Southern Research Institute; Rosario Lizio, Ph.D., from Evonik; and Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh, M.D.. James Rimmer, Ph.D., and Rosa Serra, Ph.D., from UAB.

For more information or to register for the event, visit the symposium website.