Brenda Sposato Bonfiglio

Brenda Sposato Bonfiglio

Bioengineer, Assistive Technology Specialist, Assistive Technology Unit

Clinical Assistant Professor, Disability and Human Development

 

Office Phone

312-413-7785

Office

1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 411 DHSP

Mail Code

726

Office Hours

By appointment

About

Brenda has a dual position as a clinical assistant professor and a project coordinator in assistive technology services and training. She coordinates the seating and wheeled mobility services at the Assistive Technology Unit (ATU) within the Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC and provides evaluation, implementation and training services in this area along with the ATU’s physical therapists. Brenda is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD) and the Department of Bioengineering at UIC. She teaches graduate courses in assistive technology in both the DHD masters degree program and in the assistive technology certificate program. Brenda received a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia with a research concentration in rehabilitation engineering and is a RESNA certified assistive technology professional. Brenda is a frequent national and international conference presenter and contributor and has authored articles on rehabilitation technology.

Notable Honors

2009 - Educator of the Year, UIC Department of Disability and Human Development

2001, 2010 - Distinguished Service Award, RESNA-Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

2007, 2009 - Certificate of Appreciation, RESNA-Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Education

Masters of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering (MEBME), University of Virginia
BS, Biology and Mathematics, Boston College