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BME Spring / Summer News Publication

It’s a little bit later than usual, but we are excited to share with you the spring/summer 2014 edition of the University of Michigan Biomedical Engineering News. This issue provides an in-depth look at our cutting edge research and the people challenging conventions throughout our discipline.

We are pleased to offer our publication in a digital edition for simple viewing from a desktop browser or your favorite mobile device.

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July 16th, 2014 by Brandon Baier

Engineers row in royal regatta

ROW BLUE! From July 2-6, a squad of Michigan rowers will represent the Block M on the River Thames, an hour west of London. Recent U-M BME grad Alex Crawford and six more of the other twelve U-M oarsmen competing are engineering majors! More than 100,000 spectators, including much of the Royal Family, will be in attendance. To read the full Michigan Engineering article see:

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July 1st, 2014 by Brandon Baier

Sept Article Named Paper of the Year

An article that BME Associate Professor David Sept authored with Ron Bose and other collaborators from Washington University in St. Louis was selected as a 2013 paper of the year in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.  It won in the signal transduction category for providing the first structural characterization of HER2-HER3 heterodimers used in cancer therapy. The paper is titled Carboxyl Group Footprinting Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics Identify Key Interactions in the HER2-HER3 Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Interface. It can be accessed at

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March 17th, 2014 by Brandon Baier

Hollister and Green use 3-D splint to save another life

U-M BME Professor Scott Hollister and U-M Mott Dr. Glenn Green have done it again by teaming up to design and implant a 3-D printed tracheal splint, saving another child’s life. Garrett Peterson, only 18 months old, out of Layton, Utah, underwent an emergency surgery that would install two pieces of flexible tubing around his trachea to keep the airways open as he grows and develops. Eventually they will dissolve as Garrett’s own windpipe becomes stronger. Hollister and Green had to seek an emergency waiver from the FDA to perform the surgery. NPR has done a story on their website and “Morning Edition,” titled “Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe“ with more information on this amazing accomplishment.

Image by: Nicole Haley/University of Michigan Health System

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March 17th, 2014 by Brandon Baier

2013 BME Alumni Merit Award Recipient

Timothy J. Kriewall (BSE EE '67, PhD Bioeng '74)TIMOTHY J. KRIEWALL

Dr. Kriewall’s first career centered around biomedical engineering. After receiving his doctorate through a NIH Special Fellowship, he joined our faculty, focusing on both perinatal medicine and ultrasound technology. He then moved to 3M, where he held positions of increasing responsibility. Chief among his accomplishments there, he was the director of the group responsible for developing a cochlear implant. It was the first to receive FDA approval. He was also a co-inventor of an advanced perfusion system. Perfusion is the injection of fluid into a blood vessel in order to reach an organ or tissues.

He later joined Medtronic, a global leader in medical devices, where he ultimately became Vice President of R&D. Then, Dr. Kriewall was tapped to become the president of Wisconsin Lutheran College. After a five-year term there, he retired.

He was recruited out of retirement to run the Kern Family Foundation’s Engineering Entrepreneurship Network. This is a group of more than 25 engineering colleges that emphasized an entrepreneurial approach as part of a comprehensive engineering education.

He now runs Adsum, a consulting service for engineering schools and administrators.

See a video of his award presentation:

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December 20th, 2013 by Brandon Baier

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