Core Faculty

  • Dianne Hendricks, UW Bioengineering full-time lecturer
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    Dianne Hendricks Creates Opportunities for Education, Outreach

Dianne Hendricks Creates Opportunities for Education, Outreach

Whether she’s inspiring undergraduates to explore new areas of knowledge or unlocking the scientific curiosity of K-12 students, Dianne Hendricks looks for way to make a lasting impact. The new full-time lecturer in UW Bioengineering brings to her role expertise in laboratory teaching, mentoring and outreach.

  • Woman handles titanium biomaterial device
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    Buddy Ratner explains history of biomaterials in TED Blog story

Buddy Ratner explains history of biomaterials in TED Blog story

UW Bioengineering professor Buddy Ratner explains the history of biomaterials from antiquity to today in a recent TED Blog story

A “Band-Aid” to Heal Hearts

The heart cannot heal itself very well. However, Dr. Charles Murry, professor of Pathology, Bioengineering and Cardiology, is working on new ways to repair heart damage.

  • 2014 BIOE Awards recipients Barry Lutz Wilbert Copeland Elizabeth Soberg
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    2014 BIOE Awards for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Announced

2014 BIOE Awards for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Announced

The 2014 BIOE Awards for Faculty Teacher/Mentor, Graduate Student TA/Mentor and Staff were announced on Friday, March 21 during the annual Rushmer Lecture. Award recipients include Barry Lutz, Wilbert Copeland and Elizabeth Soberg.

Eric Chudler Leads Brain Science Open House

Eric Chudler, associate research professor of UW Bioengineering and executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, recently organized an open house event for elementary and middle school students which celebrated Brain Awareness Week.

April 1, 2014: “Seismic Changes of Healthcare Necessitate New Approaches to Innovation: A National Perspective”

Oren Lang-Furr, a Partner at Ernst & Young serving EY’s life sciences clients, will draw on his firm’s extensive evaluation of the new realities emerging in medtech, biotech and pharma and the major adjustments innovators need to make.

April 22, 2014: “The Transformation of Healthcare: Forces, Directions and Implications”

Paul Ramsey, MD, CEO of UW Medicine, will discuss the shift of healthcare toward Accountable Care Organizations, the dramatic changes of financial incentives and the consequent implications for innovations.

May 13, 2014: “Demonstrating Value in Health Innovation: Lessons from Comparative Effectiveness Research”

Larry Kessler, ScD, Chair of UW Deptment of Health Services and former Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA, will consider the coming necessity for innovations to demonstrably provide value and how the experience with comparative effectiveness can help innovators gather the needed evidence.

June 3, 2014: “IT can make a big difference in health: Why hasn’t it?”

Peter Neupert, Operating Partner of Health Evolution Partners and former VP of the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft will draw on his extensive experience with both institutional and consumer aspects of health IT to consider the enormous potential and serious pitfalls that make this area of innovation so challenging.

  • UW Bioengineering professor Paul Yager
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    Paul Yager named in Seattle Business Magazine’s 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards

Paul Yager named in Seattle Business Magazine’s 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards

UW Bioengineering professor Paul Yager is noted in in Seattle Business Magazine’s 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards for “Achievement in Medical Devices”