Hello! My name is Luke and I have been at CHEPS for a little over a year now. I am a recent graduate and I studied Industrial and Operations Engineering with a minor in Computer Science.
So, let us start from the beginning! I first joined CHEPS during May of 2019. I had no idea what to expect at first. On the first day, I just remember reading a lot of HIPAA rules and regulations. Not super exciting, but I do realize the importance of taking the time and effort to do so. I was then placed onto three teams: Surgical Instruments, Shift Scheduling, and the AD ICU team. Continue Reading »
Hello! My name is Renata Terrazzan and I am going into my senior year majoring in Public Health Sciences with a double minor in French and Environmental Studies. My goal is to go into Health Administration and get an MPH in health policy and management.
Being a Public Health major in this pandemic has been quite an experience. In a somewhat positive light, these past couple of months have been the first time in my life that someone has asked me my major and actually known what “Public Health” was. Which is one of the only – if not the only – highlight of this pandemic. Continue Reading »
Hello! My name is Alli VanderStoep and I am a second-year master’s student in the Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) program. Although I am one of the older students, I am new to the CHEPS family. I began working at CHEPS at the beginning of May, so I have spent about two and a half months here and have enjoyed every minute of it!
One of the projects I am working on is the Outpatient Surgery (OPS) Revamp. The OPS Revamp team is quite large, with 10 students working with Amy who is spearheading the project. We are responsible for creating a tool to assist the University Hospital in scheduling the backlogged elective patient surgeries (due to COVID-19) and keeping track of their resource utilization. Continue Reading »
Hi! My name is Ziqi and I am going into my second year of the Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (HEPS) concentration in the Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) master’s program. I’ve been working at CHEPS since I started my master’s study here, almost one year now. During my time at CHEPS, I have worked on a simulation project with modeling and data analytics work. I have met so many amazing and talented people here. Being a member of the CHEPS family is the most meaningful and wonderful experience I have had at Michigan.
Before starting at CHEPS, I majored in Industrial Engineering in my undergrad and had some project experience in healthcare engineering, like how to optimize the medical treatment process to minimize the total waiting time of patients in the hospital. Continue Reading »
Hi! My name is Carolyn and I’m going to be a senior in the fall studying Informatics. Although my goal is to go into public health, I wanted to spend my undergrad studying statistics and engineering to apply to my future career.
On my first day at CHEPS, I immediately noticed how welcoming Amy and the rest of the staff were to new students. I felt then that no questions were dumb and mistakes would be seen as growth, not failure. Seeing Amy around the office while she was juggling tens of projects and her teaching responsibilities also showed me what a female mentor could be – someone who is deeply involved in each project and always willing to care for the students in this program. Continue Reading »
My name is Kristine Wang and I just graduated this May with a bachelor’s in computer science. Wow, that feels a little bit weird to say. I’ve been working at CHEPS since the summer after my sophomore year and now through my senior year. Since that time, I have been on a wide array of projects and have gotten to know so many amazing people. I think CHEPS really solidified the course I wanted my life to take, and I thank every person I’ve been able to meet through CHEPS for that.
Before starting at CHEPS I already had some interest in healthcare, working on a project team that tried to address medical needs in various communities. Continue Reading »
My name is Nick and I am an incoming junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE). During my time at CHEPS, I have worked on a variety of projects ranging from simulation, provider scheduling, and data analytics. Being part of the CHEPS family has been the most meaningful experience I have had at Michigan–academically, professionally, and socially.
I started working at CHEPS the summer after my first year. I had recently transferred to the College of Engineering and was very nervous about my future at Michigan. Early in my freshman year, I lost interest in Biochemistry (my original major) and decided to take the engineering prerequisites in case I wanted to transfer. Continue Reading »
Name? Year? Program? Where are you from? Are you new to CHEPS? And a boring or interesting fact about yourself. My name is Matt. I am a recent graduate of U of M. I come from Ann Arbor, MI. I am not new to CHEPS and I am right-handed. (I had to go with the classic.)
I figure I should start this blog the same way that CHEPS always starts its semesters: with questions that help introduce ourselves at CHEPS at our kickoff meetings. I started at CHEPS in the Fall 2016 semester, newly recruited by Amy at my sister’s wedding. Continue Reading »