University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Dr. Benghuzzi is a Professor at the University of MS Medical Center. He is known nationally and internationally as a pioneer in Ceramic Drug Delivery Systems. He has over 250 PubMed indexed articles and over 700 abstracts detailing the release characteristics of various biologicals from the bioceramic carriers. He has trained more than 35 PhD students who are actively involved in academic careers. He has mentored students at all levels (from high school, undergrad, grad, post doc and faculty). He has served as a mentor for residents and faculty on more than 10 funded grants. He has been in research leadership roles in many organizations such President of the Academy of Surgical Research, Vice President of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Society, President of MAS, Academy’s Executive Director, and also organized and chaired several regional, national and international society programs. He has also served on numerous NIH special emphasis panels including R-25, K01, KO8, T-35, and the P-60 center grants. In addition, he has received numerous awards from various organizations during his career. A few of his awards included: (1) The Presidential Award from the RMBS, (2) Presidential Award from SEM International, (3) the Endocrine’s Society Outstanding Investigator Award, (4) MAS Contribution to Science Award, (5) The MAS Dudley Peeler Award, and (6) HEADWAE Award, (7) C. Hall Award, Outstanding Contribution to Biomedical Engineering (32nd SBEC), and (8) ISCM Excellence Award from the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine. He was invited as a keynote/plenary to speak at state, national and international levels including recent invitations in France, Italy, Spain, Greece, China, Poland, Dubai and Canada. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) as well as an International Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE).