UF Department of Biomedical Engineer

Motivating Luddites Toward AI-Augmented Healthcare

Dr. Parisa Rashidi, an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida is advocating congress to fast-track broader AI use in the healthcare sector. She presented her expert insights twice during congressional briefings on regulating use of AI in healthcare last summer. In these presentations, she presented her opinion that medical AI should receive unfettered support. This comes from her experience as the co-director of the Intelligent Clinical Care Center (IC3) at UF where she works with AI and the human-centered healthcare system.

Christine Schmidt elected to National Academy of Engineering

UF Distinguished Professor Christine Schmidt, Ph.D., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Schmidt has been working in the field for over 25 years, helping to advance the fields of neural tissue engineering and helping diversify the field of bioengineering. Serving for 10 years as the department chair in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Schmidt pushed the UF BME graduate program to the No. 12 ranked public graduate program in the nation while diversifying the program and producing cutting-edge research.

Axogen Announces Plan for CEO Leadership Transition

UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech alum Axogen, Inc., a global leader in developing and marketing innovative surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Karen Zaderej plans to retire from the company by January 2025.

Tech Tuesday – Cherie Stabler

In this week's Tech Tuesday for WCJB TV20, UF Innovate's Melanie Morón interviews Cherie Stabler, researcher and professor in the UF Department of Biomedical Engineering, who is conducting research on a possible cure for type 1 diabetes.