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A production team of three individuals from TeamWorks Media visited the Visible Heart Laboratory on Tuesday, October 18th. As part of a LiveBIG campaign, TeamWorks Media, in partnership with the Big Ten Network, produces 1-min video vignettes on various college campuses that air during Big Ten sporting events in stadiums and arenas, and are also shared online. This fall they chose to shine the spotlight on the Visible Heart Lab. They were specifically interested in:
CONGRATS to Paul Rothstein (Medtronic PLC) and Paul Iaizzo on their US Patent 9,445,797 (Percutaneous atrial and ventricular septal defect closure device) which was issued on September 20, 2016!
CONGRATULATIONS to former graduate student, Alex Hill (PhD, 2003), for his induction as an IEM Fellow at the 2016 IEM Conference and Retreat on Monday, September 26th!
Staff and graduate/medical students from the Visible Heart Lab hosted educational exhibits at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference (September 21st, Minneapolis Convention Center) and 2016 IEM Conference and Retreat (September 26th, McNamara Alumni Center).
Alex Mattson passed his oral preliminary exam on September 12, 2016 (Title: Cardiac anatomy and material property studies for novel pacemaker fixation). Congrats Alex!
Lab staff, graduate students, and volunteers hosted an all-day exhibit on cardiac anatomy and physiology at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, September 1st.
On August 8th, QMed published some short videos from the Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy highlighting a implanted mechanical aortic valve and various cardiac anatomy in This Reanimated Heart Footage is Amazing
The Visible Heart Lab was featured in the University of Minnesota's Inquiry newsletter on July 18th: Studying the heart, hands-on
Check out the Minnesota Daily article published about the Visible Heart Lab on July 13th: At heart lab, anatomy gains new perspective
CONGRATULATIONS to Ross Hinrichsen who presented his thesis "Mechanical properties of the aortic arch as a function of growth" and earned his masters degree in Biomedical Engineering on July 11th.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jeremy Stimack who also presented his thesis "The effects of voltage and pulse number on the peak contraction force of swine esophageal muscularis post-application of irreversible electroporation over time" and earned his masters degree in Biomedical Engineering on July 11th.
Read about the Visible Heart Lab in WCCO's news story on May 26th: U Scientists Recreate Woman's Aorta with 3-D Printer
The manuscript "Isometric skeletal muscle force measurement in primary myopathies" has been published in Muscle & Nerve (June 2016 issue). Congrats to co-authors Hans Ginz, Paul Iaizzo, Kathi Schweikert, and Will Durfee!
CONGRATULATIONS to co-authors Ashish Singal, John Ballard, Eric Rudie, Erik Cressman, and Paul Iaizzo on the publication of their paper "A review of therapeutic ablation modalities" in the Journal of Medical Devices.
Paul Iaizzo and the Visible Heart Lab were featured in a KARE11 story on April 16th: 3D Printing Gives Doctors a New View
Paul Iaizzo presented "The Visible Heart Project and Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy" at the Minnesota Valve Symposium in Minneapolis on Friday, April 15th.
Faculty, staff, and students from the Visible Heart Lab hosted "A Heart to Learn" hands-on exhibits at the Design of Medical Devices 2016 Conference (April 12-14) and the Minnesota Valve Symposium 2016 (April 14-15) in Minneapolis.
Kathryn Thomas will present her abstract/poster "Assessing muscle protection with pharmacological post-conditioning agents in an acute ischemia reperfusion model" on April 6th at Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego.
Kim Insley (KARE 11) aired a story on 3D printing of human heart models in the Visible Heart Lab on March 29th: Printed Hearts are a Model Teaching Tool at U of MN
Alex Mattson will present his abstract "A novel bench-top isolated atrial preparation for testing atrial pacing and ablation technologies" at CardioStim 2016 in Nice, France (June 8-11, 2016). Alex will also present an abstract "Acute perforation properties of the right atrial appendage" at ACC 2016 Scientific Sessions in Chicago (April 2-4, 2016). A technical brief "Acute perforation properties of the right atrial appendage" was also accepted into the Design of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis (April 12-14, 2016). Congrats Alex!
The University of Minnesota Foundation just announced that the VHL will receive a gift of $70K from Dr. Earl Bakken to support graduate students.
Dr. Paul Iaizzo presented two talks: 1) "Innovation on the Edge," University of Minnesota Alumni, Red Wing, MN, March 22, 2016; and 2) "The Visible Heart Laboratory and the Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy," Symposium on Biomedical Image Processing: From Fundamental Concepts to Clinical Translation, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, March 24, 2016.
Lars Mattison will present his project "A device to aid in quantifying lung compliance and edema" in the Three-in-Five Competition at the Design of Medical Devices Conference on Wednesday, April 13th (8-10am, The Commons Hotel, Meridian Ballrooms 2/3). Presenters will describe their medical devices within 5-minutes using no more than 3 slides. Leaders in the field of medical technology research, engineering and development will judge presentations on: 1) quality of clinical need statement (problem); 2) technical soundness of research (solution); 3) presentation quality; and 3) fundability. The top 3 presenters will be awarded $500 and be announced at the conference Keynote Luncheon on Thursday, April 14th. Good luck Lars!
Charles Soule and Lars Mattison represented the Visible Heart Lab with a hands-on exhibit at the Muscular Dystrophy Center Lab Day on February 13th.
Alex Deakyne joined the Visible Heart Lab as a Research Professional 1 on February 8th.
Dr. Paul Iaizzo and the Visible Heart Lab are featured on KARE11's The Next Big Thing: 3D Bioprinting at U of M.