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  • From Healthcare Novice to Healthcare Innovator

    Maddy Heyer, a Computer Science and Engineering student at U-M, shares about what she has learned from her summer at CHEPS. “We had a young patient in critical condition today, but thankfully we got them stabilized.” “Creating this month’s schedule was such a headache.” “My feet are already aching and I have two more twelves…

  • CHEPS alumnus publishes ureteroscopy irrigation research

    CHEPS alumus and fourth-year medical school student Bassel Salka recently published a research article on irrigation practices during ureteroscopy (the process of looking into the ureters and kidneys using a camera) in Thereapeutic Advances in Urology. The article, titled “Under pressure: irrigation practice patterns during flexible ureteroscopy,” investigates the challenges of irrigation during these procedures and consults…

  • Shun Akiyama, Computer Science Undergraduate

    Shun Akiyama, a Computer Science and Engineering student at U-M, reflects on his summer at CHEPS. How’d you get involved in the Center for Healthcare Engineering & Patient Safety (CHEPS)?   While I was looking for what I was going to do during the summer, I found CHEPS on an email from the College of…

  • A Personal Connection Between Engineering Mindsets and the Work Done at CHEPS

    Hannah Eller, a Biomedical Engineering student at U-M, shares her experiences working to improve healthcare quality as a CHEPS researcher. When I was a junior in high school, my grandmother was hospitalized for a transient ischemic attack, more commonly known as a mini-stroke. As someone without a big family history of strokes, her care team…

  • CHEPS: Where Engineering and Healthcare Overlap

    Josh Tran, a pre-med student at U-M, shares his experiences as a transfer student, healthcare worker, and CHEPS researcher. When I transferred to the University of Michigan less than a year ago, it felt as if I had jumped headfirst into the middle of a new book. I arrived at U-M halfway through my sophomore…

  • More Than Patient Care: Engineering’s Role in Medicine

    Arman Getzen, a pre-med student at U-M, shares his experience learning about the complex processes required in order to optimize healthcare operations. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. When I was little, my dad would bring me to the hospital where he practiced, and I remember wandering around…

  • Setting the Stage: A Different Approach to Healthcare

    Chidimma Udegbunam, a pre-med student at U-M, shares her experience working both as a Certified Nurse Assistant and a healthcare researcher. When I was notified that I’d been invited to work at the University of Michigan’s Center for Healthcare Engineering & Patient Safety (CHEPS), I was incredibly excited…but also slightly horrified. As a student on…

  • Leena Ghrayeb receives Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2023-2024

    CHEPS is excited to share that University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering PhD student Leena Ghrayeb has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in Engineering to Jordan for the 2023-2024 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. […]Read More…

  • Small World After All

    “I’ve known Hooman was Persian ever since I first heard [his] name at CHEPS, but I’ve only ever spoken to him briefly on my way in and out of the building. But this semester, we’ve been talking more than usual because we’re working on a data set. While we were reviewing the information and creating…

  • A Culture of Support: Interviewing CHEPSter TJ Bryan

    TJ Bryan, a University of Michigan senior majoring in Industrial Operations Engineering, has a lot to look forward to—his April graduation, his May wedding, and soon, his big move to Orange County, California. Having been with CHEPS since May 2022, he recently reflected on the most meaningful part of his experience as an undergraduate researcher:…