FMMC: Lastest Developments in Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida

Date: June 20, 2019Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Location:  Show map Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Drive
St Petersburg, FL 33716
United States
 Breakfast Briefing
 Latest Developments in Biomedical Engineering
at the University of South Florida

 
Robert Frisina, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor - University of South Florida
Biomedical Engineering Director
Chair - Department of Medical Engineering
Director - Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research
 
This session will highlight key research, focus areas and new programs in biomedical engineering at the University of South Florida (USF). New efforts are underway at USF to enhance relations with Florida medical technology companies to optimize the educational experiences of biomedical engineers for industry; to increase Co-op, internship and job placements; and working with BME-related industries, to enhance mutual programs with the university.
 
About our Speaker: Dr. Robert D. Frisina received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Neuroscience from Syracuse University's College of Engineering. He pursued postdoctoral research as an NIH Fellow in Sensory Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Rochester (NY) Medical School. He is currently Professor and BME Director in the Medical Engineering and Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Depts. at the University of South Florida's (USF) College of Engineering. He also serves as Director of the Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research. Previously, he was Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Biomedical Engineering, and Associate Chair of Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester Medical School for 2 decades. Dr. Frisina's main research support is currently a Program Project Grant from NIH, entitled "The Aging Auditory System: Presbycusis and Its Neural Bases"; as well as two other NIH R01 grants on areas related to drug delivery and acquired hearing loss. Major themes of these lines of neuroengineering research are aimed at developing novel therapies for diagnosing, preventing, delaying or treating cases of environmentally or drug-induced hearing loss, and age-related hearing deficits. In addition, a newer project involves stimulating nerve and heart cells with laser light and gold nanoparticles.