University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering


Biomedical Engineering Leaders Unite at UH for Annual Event Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Inez Hutchinson
UH Cullen College of Engineering's department of biomedical engineering hosted its 6th annual BME day, co-sponsored by BioHouston.
BME undergraduate students presented capstone projects and networked with industry professionals, faculty and BME graduate students.
This year's BME day welcomed speakers from academia and the BME industry.

The Cullen College of Engineering’s department of biomedical engineering welcomed leaders and innovators in the biomedical engineering (BME) field to the University of Houston in April for the 6th Annual “BME Day”, co-sponsored by BioHouston.

BME Day is one of the largest events at UH celebrating the research and industrial achievements in the ever-growing field of bioengineering.

This year’s event took place on April 26 at the UH Health and Biomedical Sciences Center, attracting renowned speakers from academia and industry. This year’s event moderator was Dr. Ann Tanabe (CEO of BioHouston), and event speakers included, Dr. Colin Brenan (Founder and COO for HiFiBio BV), Elizabeth Hoff (Managing Director, Fannin Innovation Studio), and Rajitha Aluru (Sr. Manager of Technology Development, J&J Center for Device Innovation at TMC)

The daylong event provided senior BME undergraduates the opportunity to present the results of their Capstone projects and network with industry professionals, faculty and BME graduate students.

Metin Akay, chairman of the UH biomedical engineering department, expressed that the purpose of “BME Day” is to “support, promote, and strengthen the biomedical and healthcare engineering research and educational programs at UH.” BME Day promotes innovation in healthcare in Houston as well as worldwide. It is an opportunity for the greatest minds in the medical industry to come together and sharpen their careers and skillsets.

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