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2010 Fischell Festival to Highlight Bioengineering Partnerships

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MEDIA ADVISORY  April 25, 2010


Melissa Corley
301 405 6501

WHAT: Learn what the future holds in bioengineering and biomedical devices, and how engineers and healthcare providers can work together to achieve that future.

Events include:

  • Talks by:
    • Dr. Robert E. Fischell, entrepreneur and member of the National Academy of Engineering, on the "Biomedical Engineering for Improved Health Care, Reduced Costs and More U.S. Jobs"
    • Dr. W. Jonathan Lederer, professor at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and University of Maryland School of Medicine, on "Nanobiology Investigations in Living Single Heart Cells: Stretch-Activated Ca2+ Sparks and Arrhythmias"
    • Dr. Mark Smith, director of the MedStar Institute for Innovation, on "The Story of Amalga in the Straits of Messina: Navigating Innovation between Scylla (Bad Design) & Charybdis (Failed Implementation)"
  • A live, streamcast mitral valve repair procedure from the University of Maryland School of Medicine with Dr. James S. Gammie, associate professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, and Dr. Bartley Griffith, director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiothoracic Transplantation and professor of the Department of Surgery at the UM School of Medicine
  • The presentation of winning student biomedical device design projects developed in collaboration with MedStar Health physicians
  • Seminars and discussions on graduate student entrepreneurship, public health and engineering, magnetic drug delivery, and more
  • Announcement of the newest Fischell Fellow
  • Research poster session
  • A career fair and information expo for UM students, featuring leading bioengineering companies, associations, institutions and agencies

WHO: The Fischell Department of Bioengineering (A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park), has invited industry and academic experts, engineering students and entrepreneurs to showcase some of the latest technologies and insights in the fields of bioengineering.

WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Detailed agenda:

WHERE: Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742