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Bioartificial Heart Developer Honored, Featured in Television Interview

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Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Ravi Birla (left) receives an award for his bioartificial heart research from his home country of Trinidad and Tobago.
Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Ravi Birla (left) receives an award for his bioartificial heart research from his home country of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago honored Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and native son Ravi Birla this past weekend as one of its top medical researchers.

Birla received the silver Emmanuel Ciprian Amoroso Award for Medical Sciences from the country’s National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST).

The honor is part of NIHERST Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology program, which is designed to honor outstanding Trinidad and Tobago nationals and highlight them as positive role models for young people considering a career in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

As part of the honor he sat for a 30-minute television interview on the “One on One” program, where he discussed his efforts to grow bioartificial hearts and heart components.

 

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