BME Department at BMES 2012

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering made a big “splash” at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2012 annual meeting in Atlanta on October 24-27. This year’s BMES conference in Atlanta attracted over 4100 attendees from across the world, the largest attendance for the conference in history. BMES is one of the key societies for the field of Biomedical Engineering and serves all “professionals devoted to developing and using engineering and technology to advance human health and well-being”.

The University of Florida was well represented at this significant event. A record number of our faculty, students, and postdocs presented their research results in the technical program, including several invited talks. In addition, a comfortable booth with banners and printed materials made it easy to learn about all the great opportunities and special initiatives in BME at UF.  We also sponsored an evening dessert reception that attracted many alumni, affiliate faculty, and prospective faculty and students, and where we honored recent awards and promotions in the department. The Department was also well represented in a number of significant BMES oversight and committee meetings that took place during the annual conference, including the BMES Board of Directors Meetings.

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering currently has 15 faculty and starting January 1, Dr. Christine Schmidt will join as the new Department Chair. The Department is currently seeking applications for several open faculty positions (please click here for more information). 

UF BME booth


Go Gators


Comfortable couches


Recruiting faculty and graduate students




Dessert reception


Ice cream bar sure looks good!


Orange and Blue cupcakes!