Wayne State University Department of Biomedical Engineering to celebrate 75th anniversary with international symposium

DETROIT (June 12, 2014) –  In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Wayne State University Department of Biomedical Engineering will host an international symposium, “75 Years of Excellence in Injury Research: Biomechanics, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment,” Aug. 14-16, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Bringing together injury research experts and thought leaders, the symposium will feature nationally and internationally renowned speakers, addressing topics such as:

·  Recent developments in active and passive safety and collision avoidance

·  Advanced Imaging and Biomarker Studies

·  Motor vehicle injury biomechanics

·  Mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury

·  Biomechanics and prevention of blast trauma in the military

·  Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering

·  Sports injuries/concussion

“Wayne State University is known worldwide for its groundbreaking work and education in bioengineering and injury biomechanics,” says Albert King, distinguished professor of biomedical engineering. “The 75th anniversary of the Bioengineering Center is a milestone we celebrate in recognition of the many contributions made by center personnel to the prevention and mitigation of injury. For 75 years, the efforts of pioneers such as Professor H.R. Lissner, Dr. E.S. Gurdjian and many others have changed the face of injury research, from biomechanics and prevention to diagnosis and treatment.”

The Wayne State research community has participated in myriad studies on human tolerance to the head, spine, chest and legs; developed a reliable method for measuring angular acceleration of the head and a six-axis transducer to measure loads in the femur; and provided crucial data for side impact protection of car occupants.

More recently, mechanisms of whiplash injury, concussion, aortic rupture and primary blast-induced brain injury have been characterized. Detailed finite element models of the human body from head to foot have been developed by WSU, including a state-of-the-art human brain model.

Perhaps most prominent among WSU’s accomplishments is pioneering research in the development of life-saving, injury-preventing devices in automobiles, such as the high penetration windshield and the collapsible steering column.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. For more information about engineering at Wayne State University, visit engineering.wayne.edu.



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