In biomedical engineering at UVA, engineering rigor and invention are our core principles, but we start with a focus on biology. Whether we are modeling or engineering cells and tissues, analyzing large datasets, developing new imaging technologies, or synthesizing novel biomaterials, the problem statement always starts with the biology underlying the system, therapy, or disease process. Our culture values and rewards collaboration, initiative, and the translation of basic advances to achieve clinical and real world impact. In all that we do, we value and strive for diversity and inclusion.
BIMS students can elect to train with a BME faculty member who is approved to mentor students in one of the BIMS degree-granting programs in the School of Medicine (see list below).
For students who would prefer to earn the PhD in Biomedical Engineering, applications for this program should be made through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Additional information about this program and degree can be found here.