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Michael Chen, Desiree Martini, David Rodak, and Kenneth Rodriguez Win 1st Place in the 2016 BIOMED Senior Design Competition

May 31, 2016

Michael Chen, BS student in BIOMED, and Desiree Martini, David Rodak, and Kenneth Rodriguez, all BS/MS students in BIOMED (Advisor: Dr. Kara Spiller), won 1st Place in the 2016 School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems ('BIOMED') Senior Design Competition for their project titled "Tendon Reinforcement for Rotator Cuff Repair.” They will represent the School in the University-wide Senior Design Competition on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in the Mitchell Auditorium and 1st floor lobby of the Bossone Research Center.

The two runners-up teams in the BIOMED Senior Design Competition are listed below:

"Monitoring Cuff Pressure of Endotracheal & Tracheostomy Tubes”
Team members: Mirth Ampattu, Carl Eberle, John Hao, Daniel Martinez, and Mengdi Tao
Advisors: Dr. Joseph Sarver, Dr. Lin Han, Dr. Vinay Nadkarni, Dr. Oscar Mayer, and Natalie Napolitano

"Alignment Device for Cervical Spine Fusion”
Team members: Samuel Hofbauer, Melissa Morgano, and Stephanie Tauscher
Advisor: Dr. Sriram Balasubramanian

Each of these teams will be honored at the BIOMED Commencement Celebration on Friday, June 10, 2016 in the Main Auditorium, before the graduation ceremony.