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UofL provides overview of medicine, bioengineering advances Feb. 7 in Lexington

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UofL provides overview of medicine, bioengineering advances Feb. 7 in Lexington

The interim dean of the University of Louisville School of Medicine will provide an update on recent initiatives and spotlight faculty collaborations with UofL’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering at a Fireside Conversation hosted by the UofL Alumni Association in Lexington, Ky.

Toni Ganzel, M.D., will be joined by three faculty members and a medical student at the event, set for 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Colonial A Room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel-The Campbell House, 1375 S. Broadway in Lexington. Admission is free.

Ganzel and the group will provide information on the pioneering work currently being carried out by faculty in cardiothoracic surgery and bioengineering at the two schools.  A relatively new engineering discipline, bioengineering employs traditional engineering theory and processes in analyzing and solving problems in biology and medicine.

Speaking will be:

·         Toni Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A., Interim Dean of the UofL School of Medicine

·         Mark Slaughter, M.D., professor and chief, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine; division chief, Artificial Organs and Circulatory Assist Devices, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute; and surgeon, University of Louisville Physicians

·         Robert Keynton, Ph.D., chair, Department of Bioengineering in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering and  investigator, Artificial Organs and Circulatory Assist Devices, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute

·         Steven Koenig, Ph.D., professor of bioengineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering and investigator, Artificial Organs and Circulatory Assist Devices, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute

·         Mickey Ising, second-year medical student in the UofL School of Medicine who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in bioengineering

Anyone interested in medicine and bioengineering is invited to the event, along with all UofL alumni. The informal event will feature a meet-and-greet reception followed by a short presentation from Ganzel and conclude with a question-and-answer session. For information, contact Carolee Allen of the UofL Alumni Association at carolee.allen@louisville.edu, 800-813-8635 or 502-852-6186.

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