The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is comprised of executives from the life science industry in Utah. The board advises the department in curriculum development, student training, community outreach, collaborative opportunities and information transfer. As partners, the IAB and the Biomedical Engineering Department work together continuously to improve the department’s relevance and effectiveness. A board directory is available in pdf format or as html.

Our Industrial Advisory Board

Industrial Advisory Board

Top Row (Left to Right): Bert Bunnell (Bunnell Inc.), Raymond Cutler (Ceramatec), Tim Nieman (Edwards LIfesciences Research Medical), Brian Cummings (University of Utah, Technology Commercialization Office), Jerry Nelson (Nelson Labs), Kelly Christian (Bard Access Systems), Ben Shirley (Utah Medical Products, Inc.), Rich Linder (Coherex Medical)

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Eric Stroup (Fresenius), Bob Hitchcock (University of Utah, Biomedical Engineering), Patrick Tresco (University of Utah, Bionengineering), Mark Crawford (BD Medical Systems), Phil Triolo (Phil Triolo and Associates LC)

Industrial Advisory Executive Team

The IAB executive team serves as a steering committee for the IAB. The executive team provides oversight for the IAB by identifying value areas and developing the board’s mission. The current IAB executive team members are:


  • Jane Stickel – Director of Regulatory Affairs, BD Medical
  • Pratap Khanwilkar – Senior VP, World Heart. Co-founder MedQuest
  • David McNally – President & CEO, Zevex
  • Kelly Powers – VP, Research & Development, Bard Access Systems


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