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We Stand in Solidarity Against Racism

The Department of Bioengineering stands in solidarity with our students, staff and faculty against social injustice and acts of racism. We are shocked and saddened by the recent, brutal deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, and others. Like many members of our community, we are frustrated that these deaths are only the most recent manifestations of long-standing racial inequality in this country. 
The Department supports the call to action made by the Bourns College of Engineering.
•    We acknowledge that systemic racism permeates and poisons all levels of academia. 
•    We affirm that the Department has zero tolerance for racism, institutional bias or acts of violence against Black members of our community. 
•    We are committed to supporting Black students and combating the bias and inequity they face. 
•    We are committed to critically examining our recruitment and retention efforts to better support Black students, faculty and staff. 
We would also like to take this moment to recognize the essential contributions made every day by Black students, faculty and staff. They are part of the Bioengineering family, and the department would not be as strong today without their efforts.


Professors Rodgers and Ford (UCR School of Medicine) receive NIH award to develop a device for improving outcomes following decompressive hemicraniectomy for stroke

Riverside, Ca –

Professors Victor G. J. Rodgers and Byron Ford (UCR School of Medicine) were awarded a $390,000 NIH grant to develop technology to enhance flux in cerebral tissue for patients with severe ischemic stroke and thereby reducing brain tissue swelling. The technology will also deliver neuregulin-1 to prevent secondary swelling and neuronal injury in brain tissues. The successful study would aid in the development of a new FDA-approved device for the treatment of ischemic stroke in humans. The grant begins September 1, 2018 and continues through August 31, 2020.