UM Forms Joint Biomed Engineering Dept.

A new joint department of biomedical engineering will be formed at the University of Michigan, following approval by the UM board of regents at their July 19, 2012 meeting.

Since 1996, biomedical engineering has been a department in the College of Engineering. The restructuring creates a joint department with the Medical School, with the intent of creating a closer collaboration between the two UM units and strengthening the academic and research efforts. Faculty from both the College of Engineering and Medical School voted to approve the change earlier this year.

This brief was filed from the Michigan Union’s Rogel ballroom, where the board held its July meeting.