Conversations with the President: The Future of Biomedical Engineering


President Joe Harroz is joined by Dr. Michael Detamore of the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering. Detamore has served as the founding director of the school since its inception in 2016. The Stephenson Schools placement within the Gallogly College of Engineering, as well as its connection within the academic health system across the three campuses, plays a vital role for the story of research at the University of Oklahoma. Detamore’s history of innovation and research have led the young school to many accomplishments during its short time at OU.
(0:00 – 2:23) Harroz introduces the show and praises the recent $3.5 million dollar gift to the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering
(2:24) Harroz introduces Dr. Michael Detamore
(5:08) Detamore explains the synergy the Stephenson School employs within the Unversity of Oklahoma
(6:23) The entrepreneurial role biomedical engineering employs with help from the Tom Love Innovation Hub and the Price College of Business
(7:26) The types of students that come through the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering
(11:23) Detamore walks through his research agenda with TBI and TMJ injuries
(15:04) The difference between translational and basic research
(19:17) Detamore tells his story of going on stage at a Metallica show in 2008
(21:56) The impact that Stephenson School students are having
(25:14) Detamore walks through some prototypes his students have developed to solve clinical needs
(29:01) Closing remarks
The University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state of Oklahoma, region and nation.


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