The National Institutes of Health has invited Andrew Dunn, associate professor of biomedical engineering, to serve as a member of the Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Imaging Technologies Study Section, Center for Review.

The American Heart Association has awarded Professor Janet Zoldan with a National Scientist Development Grant to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Six students from St. Stephen's Episcopal, McNeil High School, and West Lake Highschool spent three weeks working alongside graduate students in Dr. Nicholas Peppas' Laboratory of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Bionanotechnology. 

The Controlled Release Society (CRS) recognized Professor Nicholas Peppas for exceptional lifetime contributions to delivery science at their 2015 Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In May the Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomed ten undergraduate students to its NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program called BME CUReS Cancer.

Professor Michael Sacks gave the keynote lecture at the International Conference on Computational, Mathematical, and Biomedical Engineering in Cachan, France.

Justin Drake, who received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering in 2011, has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott as a student regent to the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Salma Ayoub, a graduate student working with Professor Michael Sacks, was the first place winner of the People's Choice Poster Award at the 2015 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference.

Pengyu Ren is developing physical models and software programs that researchers will be able to use to better understand and predict protein-ion recognition and selectivity.

Professor Nicholas Peppas has made the list of most cited researchers in the world. Out of 669 ranked researchers with an h-index larger than 100, Peppas is ranked 130. He has an h-index of 131 and 71,921 citations.