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New Bioengineering Wing of Kim Building to be Dedicated

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MEDIA ADVISORY  April 4, 2008


Faye Levine
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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:

  • A live, streamcast medical imaging procedure from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (liver directed therapy involving imaging and therapeutic components). Patrick Malloy, M.D., Director of Interventional Radiology (surgeon) and David Widlus, M.D., Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (commentary)
  • Invited talks by Heinrich Kolem (president and CEO, Siemens Medical Solutions); Christoph Hergersberg (global technology leader, GE Global Research Biosciences division); David Fischell (CEO, Angel Medical Systems); Robert E. Fischell (medical device inventor and entrepreneur)
  • Dedication of the new bioengineering wing of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
  • Student research poster session
  • Lab tours
  • A career information session featuring leading Maryland biotech companies.

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

WHEN: Friday, April 11, 2008
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Detailed agenda available at the event web site.
**This event is preceded by a lecture by Johns Hopkins University President William Brody on April 10 at 5 p.m.**

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