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Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and technology to the solution of problems in the life sciences and medicine. The Department of Biomedical Engineering at UAB offers the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. An undergraduate minor is also available. Highly qualified students interested in pursuing undergraduate research can apply to the BME Honors program.
The BME Department’s research and training programs are organized into four focus areas: biomedical implants, biomedical imaging, cardiac electrophysiology and drug discovery/biotechnology. Currently in development, is a fifth research area focusing on tissue engineering with the creation of the Center for BioMatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (BERM). Additionally, BME enjoys strong collaborations with other departments and centers at UAB, particularly those in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and many other research and training opportunities are available. For information on the types of research projects that are under way, follow the links in Research Opportunities to individual BME faculty members.
With the B.S. or M.S. degree, employment is usually found in medical centers or hospitals, in industry with manufacturers of medical products, or with government agencies, health care groups, or computer application groups. These degrees are also strong preparation for further professional training such as medical or dental school. Doctoral candidates are usually preparing for careers in research, teaching, or advanced design and development.
Prospective students for the graduate program should have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field of engineering. Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences, life sciences, or mathematics may be accepted into the program but will be required to demonstrate competence in engineering areas usually found in an undergraduate curriculum
Dr. Ho-Wook Jun wins 2010 Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship
Congratulations to Dr. Jun for being recognized at the Graduate Dean’s Award For Excellence in Mentorship ceremony in April.
Congratulations, Joel Anderson!!
Joel Anderson was awarded the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31).
UAB students' Nintendo Wii CPR earns American Heart Association support
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The American Heart Association has pledged $50,000 to fund the work of University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) biomedical engineering undergraduate students who are working to develop a computer program that teaches CPR using hand-held remote controls from the Nintendo Wii video game console.
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