CEC Faculty publish article in the Journal of Clinical Engineering

By Gabby Benedict, CEC Reporter

Oxford, OH - (April 15, 2022) Miami University’s Shashi Lalvani and Lei Kerr published an article in the Journal of Clinical Engineering about the importance of adding a new clinical engineering program on campus.

Lalvani and Kerr are professors in the Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering at Miami and are leading new academic programs in clinical engineering and regulatory processes on campus. Kerr serves as the founding member and Lalvani serves as the co-founder of the clinical engineering program.

In the article, titled “Creation of a Minor in Clinical Engineering for Engineering and Computing Students at Miami University,” the professors talk about how the new academic program will involve experiential learning in a clinical setting and will give students the opportunity to learn about topics such as biomedical instrumentation, medical device design, hospital rotation, and project management.7-lab-students

The program is designed in a way that would help create internship and full-time employment opportunities for not only biomedical engineers, but also for other engineering and computing students in the College of Engineering and Computing.

“The [program’s] course work is of direct consequence to students who pursue pre-med studies, as the hospital-based experience is emphasized in the curriculum. It is our understanding that a Clinical Engineering minor would be of great interest to the CEC student body,” Kerr said.

Career opportunities in the healthcare field are tremendous, and since the U.S. spends about 19.7% of its gross domestic product on healthcare, the addition of these programs is immensely helpful for Miami students interested in studying biomedical engineering.

Open House

The Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering invites students to an open house to explore two new minors: Clinical Engineering and Regulatory Affairs. The Open House will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the lobby between Garland Hall and the Engineering Building.