Two students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently won a National Institutes of Health F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award – Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.

Valentina Dargam and Kevin Leiva are the first winners of this award from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and in the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU.

A prestigious and highly competitive fellowship, the purpose of the program is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the field.

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