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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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8VTdMK574w
Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Award
David Lai, BME PhD student working with Shuichi Takayama
BME: Biomedical Engineering Poster Award – 2nd place
Sriram Vaidyanathan, BME PhD student working with Mark Banaszak Holl
CHEB: Nanotechnology & Microfabricated Systems Poster Award- 2nd place
Joong Hwan Bahng, BME PhD student working with Nicholas Kotov
We are delighted to share with you the fall 2013 edition of the University of Michigan Biomedical Engineering Magazine. 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 an all new digital edition for simple viewing from a desktop browser or your favorite mobile device.
A custom-designed and -fabricated bioresorbable tracheal splint made by BME Professor Scott Hollister, PhD, and Otolaryngology Associate Professor Glenn Green, MD, was used in a patient for the first time last February to save the life of a baby suffering with severe tracheomalacia. Despite the best medical treatment, the baby’s windpipe continued to collapse and he was requiring resuscitation daily. Hollister and Green obtained emergency clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create and implant a device they’d been developing. Computer-designed from a CT scan of the baby’s trachea and created from polycaprolactone using 3D printing techniques, the splint is sewn on top of the bronchus and provides a “skeleton” to help the windpipe grow into a healthy state. This takes about two to three years, during which the material dissolves naturally into the body. The patient was off ventilator support 21 days after the procedure and has not had breathing trouble since. Hollister called the experience the highlight of his career. The case is featured in the May 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The team has received Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designation from the FDA and is applying to begin a clinical trial.
A press release and video on the splint are available at: http://umhealth.me/kaiba
Tags: 3D printing, bioresorbable polymer, glenn green md, Hollister, image-based design, infant tracheobronchomalacia, Michigan Engineering, Mott Children's Hospital, pediatric device device consortium, polycaprolactone, Scaffold Tissue Engineering, Scott Hollister, scott hollister phd, tracheomalacia in children, University of Michigan Health System
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BME Ph.D. candidate Ram Rao is one of two recipients of the 2013 RPM Ventures Student Entrepreneur of the Year award! In 2010, Rao co-founded STIgma Free Diagnostics, a medical device company dedicated to developing a rapid at-home test for the detection of common sexually transmitted diseases. Ram is a member of BME Professor Jan Stegemann’s CMITE lab. Congratulations, Ram and keep up the great work!
Read more about the award and Ram here: http://bit.ly/Y8otjF
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