Disability Spotlight: Emily Jepsen

Hi! My name is Emily Jepsen. I’m a graduate student in the University of Utah’s BME program. I am also disabled. There are a few things that my body decided it didn’t want to do properly, but the most impactful one is that I’m visually impaired. I…

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Department of Biomedical Engineering Hosts Virtual Utah Biomedical Engineering Conference

By Matt Wilson Every year, the Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts the Utah Biomedical Engineering Conference (UBEC), a multidisciplinary research meeting that assembles students and professionals from the Intermountain West dedicated to…

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BME Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship

A medical emergency while camping in southern Utah played an important role in guiding Jason Manning on a path to biomedical engineering, and most recently, a Goldwater scholarship that will pay the rest of his undergraduate studies. Manning is one…

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Weiss Receives U Research Award

Congratulations to University of Utah biomedical engineering professor Jeff Weiss, who was one of this year’s six recipients of the prestigious Distinguished Research Award, given to U faculty members for “outstanding achievement and excellence in…

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Professor Emeritus Donald Lyman Passes

Donald J. Lyman, professor emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Utah, passed away last month at the age of 94. Dr. Lyman was well-known for innovative biomedical polymer science and analytical…

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LUKE Arm Researcher Receives NIH Award

Jacob A. George, an incoming assistant professor at the University of Utah, has received the National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award. Part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the Director’s Early…

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Undergraduate Laura Ziegler’s research accepted for publication

Biomedical Engineering undergraduate, Laura Ziegler, has had her research accepted for publication in Neuroscience Letters as a major part of a peer-reviewed paper. Laura was previously the recipient of two Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program…

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Undergraduate Isabella Archibald Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Isabella Archibald, a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering, was one of three University of Utah students to be awarded the Goldwater Scholarship for 2020. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was…

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LUKE Arm Documentary

Canal 13 television in Chile and Colomba Films have recently produced and broadcast a short documentary film about the University of Utah’s involvement in the LUKE Arm project for the science program, “At the Edge of Fiction.” The LUKE Arm is a…

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