This week at the Providing Better Healthcare Through Systems Engineering Seminar Series, students, staff, faculty, clinicians, and community members had the opportunity to discuss the intersection of two distinct industries: pharmaceuticals and aerospace.
This week we spoke with Dr. Alexander T. Janke, Emergency Physician, during a session titled “Reducing Emergency Department ‘Left-Without-Being-Seen’ Rates.”
“I’m always amazed at our progression in health and medicine and how many lives it has saved. This interest and amazement only furthered as years progressed, and my sisters, mother, and I had different health issues that were all managed and aided by medicine and the research behind it.”
“Looking back at my time at CHEPS this past summer, all of the memories swirl in my head: my handwriting on the whiteboards for the optimization model, meetings with collaborators, lunch and learns…but there are a few special moments that I’ll cherish most of all…”
“As an aspiring physician, this conference was an incredible opportunity to learn about the different initiatives to improve the efficiency of our healthcare system.”
“Beyond my passion for coding, it was important for me to find a way to create a meaningful impact. And what better way to do that than to harness my engineering skills to make improvements in healthcare?” Maddy Heyer, a Computer Science and Engineering student at U-M, shares what she’s learned from her summer at CHEPS.
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.
“My experience at CHEPS gives me context for how computer science skills are applied in the real world.”
Hannah Eller, a Biomedical Engineering student at U-M, shares her experiences working to improve healthcare quality as a CHEPS researcher.
Josh Tran, a pre-med student at U-M, shares his experiences as a transfer student, healthcare worker, and CHEPS researcher.
“Working at CHEPS has given me a clearer understanding of how the needs of patients extend beyond the care of a provider or a biomedical device.”
Chidimma Udegbunam, a pre-med student at U-M, shares her experience working both as a Certified Nurse Assistant and a healthcare researcher.
The Center for Healthcare Engineering & Patient Safety (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.
“Maybe I met him when I was a kid and we’ve known each other all along,” shares PhD student Sogand Soghrati, having learned that she and Software Manager Hooman Niktafar come from not only the same town in Iran, but the same neighborhood!
IOE senior TJ Bryan reflects on his meaningful time at CHEPS.
“Being a newbie in a research group of a couple dozen, it was definitely intimidating—especially feeling like I wasn’t smart enough or that I wouldn’t be able to contribute in a meaningful way,” staff member Fumiya Abe-Nornes shared. “But having my buddy, Justin, helped a lot.”
On February 6, 2023, Turkey and Syria were struck with a 7.8 earthquake taking tens of thousands of lives and causing over US$84.1 billion in damage. As a contribution to the disaster relief, the Cohn family quickly took action to collect donations from the CHEPS community, matching each donation times 5. Thanks to the amazing generosity of the community, and a few of Dr. Cohn’s IOE310 students, CHEPS was able to raise a $3,000 donation by February 11th!
February 8, 2023
In December of 2022, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) staff member Fumiya Abe-Nornes and students Rachel Zhang and Nathan Smith got to experience their dream as research assistants: Presenting at an international conference on their work.