Industrial Advisory Board’s Mission

The IAB mission is to:

  • Regularly review, advise and direct programming in the Department of Biomedical Engineering to help the Department better achieve its mission
  • Enhance the biomedical professional community through advising
    • BME education and training scope and focus
    • BME information dissemination and communication, and
    • BME research and academic-industrial collaborations
  • Student Education and Training
  • Dissemination of BME achievements and competence
  • Communication to stakeholders, including local industry
  • Student and trainee opportunities in research and industrial collaboration
  • Academic programming
  • Student training effectiveness
  • The department’s relevance to addressing current medtech/life science industrial goals and interests
  • Industrial employee requirements
  • The department’s performance assessments and accreditation needs, and other academic reporting purposes
  • For students, by facilitating and enabling work experience opportunities with:
    • Biomedical industry in Utah
    • Internships
    • Employment needs from industry
    • Student research/senior project opportunities
  • For faculty, by providing information on:
  • For industry, by providing:
    • potential projects that can be efficiently solved in academic research settings
    • Philanthropic collaboration and support

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IAB Members

Roya Borazjani, Ph.D., MBA

WW VP Regulatory Affairs & Compliance

Kelly Christian M.S., Senior Director of Product Dev./R&D

BD Medication Delivery Solutions (formerly Bard Access Systems)

Jeff Nelson MBA, SM (NRCM)

Nelson Laboratories, LLC

Mark Paul

Executive Director

Executive Director at the Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Utah

Former President Stryker Neurovascular – 15 years leading the global Neurovascular business

20 years at Boston Scientific in Peripheral Vascular, Cardiovascular, Interventional Oncology, Neurovascular businesses

Lynne Shwed M.S.

Sr Director, New Product Development

Edwards Lifesciences

Jessica Smith, PhD Corporate Vice Presidents and Chief Regulatory Officer

Integra LifeSciences

Liz Zettel, Engineering Manager

Styker Neurovascular

Tomasz Petelenz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Lecturer)
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Utah

David Grainger, Ph.D.

Non-voting member

University Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Utah