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Biomedical Engineering

Advisory Board


The Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board was founded in 1989. The board includes 12 members who are alumni and friends of the Biomedical Engineering program from a variety of career paths, including industry, academia and medical school. The board advises the program on academic, research, and service matters. It considers matters such as recruiting, curriculum development, course content, laboratory equipment, program enhancement, and student placement. Two meetings are held annually. The fall meeting is held the day after the senior honors banquet, typically a Friday in late October or early November. An important service provided by the board members at this meeting is to hold mock interviews for our seniors to help prepare them as they begin their post-graduate careers. The spring meeting is held in early May and is combined with the college's senior design conference. Board members attend the seniors' project presentations and provide feedback on the quality of the projects. One role that they perform during the fall is to act as interviewers in a "mock interview" segment of the Biomedical Senior Seminar course. During the spring meeting, they provide feedback on the students' senior design projects and they also interact directly with students to provide feedback about their experiences with the program's courses, faculty and other elements in an anonymous manner.

Advisory Board Members

Jazzmyne Buckels  (Term: 2010–2016)
Senior Mechanical Engineer
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Neuromodulation Division
Plano, TX 75024

Ted A. Duchesne (Term: 2014-2017)
Section Manager
Medical and Contingency
Houston, Texas 77058

Chad Jameson (Term: 2015-2018)
Depuy Synthes

Cynthia Dickey (Term 2011-2017)
Process Engineer
Mar Tech Engineering

April Jones (Term: Fall 2011-2017)
Clinical Engineer II
New Products and Clinical Engineering
Cyberonics, Inc.
League City, TX 77573

Henry Bonin (Term: 2011-2017)
Senior Product Development Engineer
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics
Memphis, TN 38107

Matthew Womack (Term: 2011-2015)
Clinical Product Manager & Service Support Manager
MeVis Medical Solutions Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Danielle Morgan (Term: 2014-2017)
Regional Solutions Specialist
Medtronic Inc.
Tulsa, OK

Glenn Walker (Term: 2006-2015)
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695-7115

John D. Glawe (Term: 2014-2017)
Laboratory Manager
LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
Shreveport, LA 71103

Joseph Saladino (Term: 2014-2017)
Vice President of Marketing
Zyga Technologies

Anne Hollister, M.D. (Term: 2014-2017)
Orthopedics and Radiology
LSU Medical Center
Shreveport, LA 71130

Clifton F. Frilot, II, Ph.D. (Term: 2006–2017)
Assistant Professor
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
School of Allied Health Professions
Shreveport, Louisiana  71130

J. Quincy Brown (Term: 2014-2017)
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA, 70118

Michelle R. Dawson, Ph.D.  (Term: 2011-2016)
Assistant Professor
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0100

Dany Kitishian (Term: 2015-2018)