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  • CHEPS attends 2024 Juneteenth Celebration

    On Wednesday, June 19th, students and staff at CHEPS attended the U-M Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department’s fifth annual Juneteenth Celebration. Undergraduate pre-med student Goretti Tran reflects on the experience below. Yesterday, alongside the rest of my peers at CHEPS, I attended the Juneteenth Celebration hosted by the U-M’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science…

  • Integrating public health and engineering for a healthier population

    Hannah Stovall, a rising senior studying Public Health at U-M, brings an integral perspective to her work at CHEPS. Here, she reflects on her opportunity to improve health equity alongside students in the College of Engineering. Since a young age, I knew I wanted to be a part of the healthcare community, striving to help…

  • Transforming systems, students, and snacks: Jared Pavlick’s graduation reflections

    Jared Pavlick graduates May 4th, 2024 with his master’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering. After three semesters with CHEPS, Jared reflects on his experiences in an interview with his roommate and fellow graduating CHEPSter, Alexios. Like many others at CHEPS, Jared Pavlick (BSE BME ‘23 / MSE IOE ‘24) has his morning routine on…

  • Be the match: Kira Woodhouse’s journey to bone marrow donation

    In celebration of National Donate Life Month, Industrial and Operations Engineering master’s student Kira Woodhouse shares about the process of becoming a living organ donor. I was freshly eighteen when the world began to shut down in the early months of 2020. In the midst of being unceremoniously displaced from my school, work, and community…

  • Student reflections on U-M’s 2024 Disability Visibility Symposium

    On Friday, March 22, five CHEPS students attended the 2024 Disability Visibility Symposium put on by U-M Mechanical Engineering and U-M Computer Science and Engineering. There, lightning talks from Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, CAEN, and Robotics representatives addressed the topic of disability and accessibility within engineering education. Content at the Disability Visibility Symposium…

  • U-M IOE graduate student Cynthia Joy reflects on HSPI 2024

    My name is Cynthia Joy, and I am currently pursuing my master’s in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. After finishing undergrad, I felt a pang of regret for not having written a paper or attended a conference. But thanks to the Center for Healthcare Engineering & Patient Safety (CHEPS), I finally…

  • CHEPS student attends LGBTQ+ Health Research Network kickoff

    What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by networking cross-functionally to support LGBTQ+ health research at the University of Michigan? Wednesday morning, the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) gathered professionals from Nursing, Michigan Medicine, Public Health, OB/GYN, graduate students, and undergrads to form crucial connections to further the impact of LGBTQ+ health…

  • Dancing to the top: Anjali Petrucci’s journey to the Rose Bowl and beyond

    The 2023-2024 football season was undoubtedly the greatest season to be a part of as a long-time Michigan fan, U-M student, and member of the Michigan Dance Team. […]Read More…

  • CHEPS Fall 2023 Seminar Series: Julie Simmons Ivy

    On November 27th, the Providing Better Healthcare Through Systems Engineering seminar series welcomed Julie Simmons Ivy, PhD, MS, the University of Michigan’s Industrial and Operations Engineering Department Chair. She arrived to speak about the significant disparities in health outcomes for birthing people. Students, faculty, staff, clinicians, and community members gathered to discuss the causes and…

  • CHEPS Fall 2023 Seminar Series: Andrew Fine

    This week’s Providing Better Healthcare Through Systems Engineering seminar series welcomed Andrew M. Fine, MD, MPH to share his insight into using artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool to mitigate physician burnout. Students, faculty, staff, clinicians, and community members gathered to discuss both the potential and the risks of AI-supplemented healthcare. Fine specializes in pediatric…