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Seniors Selected for Coulter College Program

August 28, 2013

The students are:


Seniors Selected for Coulter College Program

BME student team and mentors prepare for student venture capital (VC) pitch competition at Coulter College, in conjunction with upcoming 2013 BMES Annual Meeting (Seattle, Sept 23-25).

Front (L to R): Justin Levy JD, Michelle McCarthy, Jennifer Lastimosa, Courtney Duchesne, Jenna Matheny JD.

Back (L to R): Lars Gilbertson PhD, Barrett Hawkins, Daniel Ash, Kevin Chiu, James Korndorffer MD.

A team of 6 BME Seniors has been selected to participate in the Coulter College Student Program this September in Seattle in conjunction with the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Working with Tulane Professors Lars Gilbertson (Biomedical Engineering) and James Korndorffer, MD (Surgery), the students submitted a proposal to address clinical needs for innovative product design to increase patient safety, through reduction in the risk of hospital-acquired infection.


  • Daniel Ash
  • Kevin Chiu
  • Courtney Duchesne
  • Barrett Hawkins
  • Jennifer Lastimosa
  • Michelle McCarthy

They will attend two and a half day program starting September 23 at the Seattle Hilton. The program will focus on evolving innovations from the lab into viable medical products. Participants will be guided through a highly dynamic process designed to help them better understand the innovation landscape when looking at a clinical need, while providing tools and approaches used to evolve good ideas into great innovations.

Seniors Selected for Coulter College Program

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