The BME Bicentennial Celebration:
It was just over 50 years ago that U-M’s BiomedE program helped pioneer the field by awarding some of the first bioengineering degrees in the country. Established as a formal department 20 years ago, BME has been a national leader in interdisciplinary research, both basic and translational, from neural engineering to imaging to regenerative medicine and beyond. Five years ago, BME became the University of Michigan’s first joint department in engineering and medicine, unlocking the potential for life-changing collaborations between engineers, scientists, and clinicians at these top-ranked schools.
Parag Patil, MD, PhD and Cynthia Chestek, PhD are among those featured in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) video and describe their research.