“I think that you learn a great deal from what other people do and you come up with ideas you never thought could be applicable to your own specialty.” – Dov Jaron, PhD, (IEEE Xplore, Feb. 2015)
Dov Jaron, PhD, Calhoun Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Medicine in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was recently featured in IEEE Xplore as part of the “IEEE Global History Network’s Oral Histories” series. Jaron, whose research led to the development of the intra-aortic balloon pump, also helped to build biomedical engineering programs at the University of Rhode Island and Drexel.
Drexel’s program, originally founded as the Biomedical Engineering and Science Institute in 1958, is considered to be one of the oldest biomedical engineering schools in the nation. Jaron recruited faculty and helped to put together a graduate program. His work as president of IEEE’s Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) helped to push forward the creation of the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).
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