A Message From Dr. Judy Principe

Happy Wednesday to you all and welcome back to Rochester. It’s time for our BME Faculty Features.
It is Judy Principe, our graduate/program coordinator for the Center of Medical Technology and Innovation (CMTI), which resides in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The CMTI is a specialized one year masters degree program that focuses on the creation of a device design.
Having been working 8 years in the position, Judy has some advice for students with most of the learning being online this year. She also shares some photos of her family that captured the true Meliora spirit.
“For the students, my advice would be that they are making history by being a class that went through the ever changing COVID experience, and you should be proud of all you are accomplishing during these challenging times. You are our future, and you will make a positive difference!”
-Judy Principe

A Message from Dr. Kanika Vats

Happy Monday to you all, it’s time for Week #2 of our Professors Feature! Any guesses as to who it is?

It’s Dr. Kanika Vats! We are very thankful to her and her family for sharing their positivity and well wishes with us. They definitely captured the true Meliora spirit in this *adorable* photo! Here’s Dr. Vats’ message to our community:

“Dear BME students- A big hello from myself, my three kids, and my dog, Trooper. My boys wanted to paint messages for you all, so here you go ! As we make the best of these unprecedented difficult times, I would encourage you all to take good care of your physical as well as emotional health. It’s important to stay positive when times are tough ! Do keep working hard to meet your BME career goals and don’t forget to let us know if you need any help.

I hope to see you all here on campus very soon !”

-Dr. Kanika Vats

Kanika Vats, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Instructor, Rochester Scholars Pre-College Programs, photographed January 10, 2019. // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

A Message from Dr. Amy Lerner

Wondering what your fellow BME students and professors are up to? Well, wonder no more! BMES will be sharing snippets of people’s experiences throughout the new few weeks, so stay tuned.

To start off our series, we have a message from Dr. Amy Lerner (featuring her adorable dog, Della) for all of you!

“Hi everyone! I’m lucky to be sharing a home office with my dog, Della Bear. Some of you may hear her bark during class or meetings! (She’s very sweet most of the time, but likes to say hello to the mailman, who brings her a treat every day!) I know that some of you are really having a tougher time than Della and me, so don’t hesitate to reach out to see if we can help! I’m so proud to be playing a role in preparing great biomedical engineers for the next big healthcare challenge!”

Thank you, Dr. Lerner, for the uplifting message and your continued support!