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Professor builds organ-on-chip technology for personalized...

November 12, 2020

Riccardo Barrile, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science, is combining three powerful technologies — stem cells, 3D bioprinting and organs-on-chips — to create living human tissues and organs for use in drug screening, disease modeling and regenerative medicine. This research may someday lead to personalized medicine breakthroughs, fast-track development of new drug treatments, and eliminate the need for animal testing.

UC engineering students help Venti-Now develop low-cost...

July 8, 2020

Two University of Cincinnati biomedical engineering students, Jacquelyn Chapman and Johnathan Wisecarver, are making a tangible impact working with Venti-Now, a nonprofit, start-up company launched in Cincinnati in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to develop a new low-cost ventilators that could be used in impoverished areas. Their professor, Peter Campbell, lends his expertise as medical team leader. UC Health and UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science helped provide Venti-Now with medical testing and consultation.

Biomedical engineering student defines success as 'rising...

July 1, 2020

Biomedical engineering student FearGod "F.G." Okwubido-Williams followed a nontraditional path to the University of Cincinnati. Determined to go to a top medical school in the United States, he moved from his home in Nigeria to Indiana to attend a community college. After he earned an associate's degree in science, he came to UC for his undergraduate degree, where he has thrived and taken on leadership roles in various student organizations because he wanted to make a positive impact on others.

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