University of Minnesota Collaborators

Dr. Greg Beilman, Department of Surgery: Force assessment in the ICU and the induction of mild hypothermia in the fibrile patient.
Dr. John Bischof, Departments of Urological Surgery and Mechanical Engineering: Ablation therapies and cellular thermal injury.
Dr. Eric Cressman, Department of Radiology: Thermochemical ablation for human diseases.
Dr. William Durfee, Department of Mechanical Engineering: New product design and body mechanics.
Dr. Arthur Erdman, Department of Mechanical Engineering: New product design and cervical traction.
Dr. Kenneth Liao, Department of Surgery: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery and in vitro force studies of isolated human left ventricular trabeculae; the use of opioids to prevent acute ischemic damage.
Dr. Michael Loushin, Department of Anesthesiology: Malignant hyperthermia, force assessment in humans and in vitro force studies of isolated human left ventricular trabeculae; the use of opioids to prevent acute ischemic damage.
Dr. Tommy Vaughn, MRI Center: Thermal response in MRI and functional cardiac anatomy.

Collaborations with Other Institutions

Dr. James Coles, Medtronic, Inc.: Cardioprotection and voltage clamp of cardiac myocytes.
Dr. Hans Eichinger, Technical University of Munich, Germany: The malignant hyperthermia phenotype.
Dr. Dave Garshelis, Minnesota DNR, Grand Rapids, MN: Hibernation physiology of black bears
Dr. Hans Ginz, Anesthesiology, University of Basel/Kantonsspital, Basel, Switzerland: Force assessment in the anesthetized patient.
Dr. Henry Harlow, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY: Muscle strength in the hibernating black bear and cardiac images of the bear heart.
Dr. Alexander Hill, Medtronic, Inc.: Functional and comparative cardiac anatomy.
Dr. Frank Lehmann-Horn, Applied Physiology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany: Phenotypic expression in patients with known genetic defect of striated muscle.
Dr. Timothy Laske, Medtronic, Inc.: The Visible Heart®, alternate site cardiac pacing, the hibernating black bear.
Dr. Markus Seewald, Animal Sciences, Facult-Schule Anhalt, Kothen, Germany: The malignant hyperthermia phenotype.
Dr. Wilhelm Schulte-Mattler, Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik, University of Regensberg, Regensberg, Germany: Force assessment in patients with mitochondrial myopathies.
Dr. Daniel Sigg, Cardioprotection and voltage clamping of cardiac myocytes.
Dr. Nicholas Skadsberg, Medtronic, Inc.: Alternate site cardiac pacing, repolarization, electrical and mechanical restitution dynamics.
Dr. Albert Urwyler, Anesthesiology, University of Basel/Kantonsspital, Basel, Switzerland: Force assessment in the anesthetized patient.
Dr. Jay Wright, Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool, England: Alternate site cardiac pacing.
Dr. Yong-Fu Xiao, Cardiac myocyte electrophysiology.

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